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10 of the Easiest Courses at CDU

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Chelsea Wang
20 Jun 2018
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If you’re struggling with time management and the workload of all your courses, one effective strategy to boost your GPA and ease your mental health is by taking easier courses that do not require too much time or effort. Below are 10 of the easiest courses to take at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

1. AOD201 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies

This course is designed to provide students with a general introduction to the often thought-provoking range of issues that characterise the contemporary Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies field. It focuses on contemporary patterns of recreational or non-medical drug use in Australia, the harms which may arise in relation to such drug use, and the various forms of intervention for such harms embraced by a harm minimisation framework. An image of alcohol and drugs

2. CIW100 - Foundations of Creative Writing

In this introductory course, the students engage with a range of texts by Indigenous writers, and will be challenged to reflect on what ‘Indigenous writing’ can be. Students are introduced to the ‘writers toolbox’ and they will be able to begin to develop their writing skills and styles by analysing the basic craft, layout and elements of writing across a range of genres, including theme, character, dialogue, plot, structure, voice, style, symbolism and metaphor.

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3. COM102 - Introducing Communication Studies

This course introduces students to the complex and rewarding world of media communication studies. How can you differentiate between advertising and propaganda? Is the media sexist? Does playing computer games make children behave more violently? Are audiences smart or stupid? From moral panic theories to understanding the bizarre worlds of celebrity and fandom, this course investigates such issues through history, media and communication studies theories.

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4. ECL123 - Mathematics With Young Children

This course introduces students to key issues and knowledge in early childhood mathematics. Students consider the principles and processes relevant to mathematics concepts, appropriate to the early years. Students engage with a range of pedagogical approaches, strategies and resources for teaching and learning in early years' settings relevant to approved national and state policies and curriculum guidelines.  

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5. INL100 - Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1

This course is a practical introduction to an Indigenous Australian language. It is designed to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an introductory level, and to develop a knowledge and understanding of some elements of traditional and current culture, and the importance of language to the community.

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6. LIT103 - Creative Practice in a Digital Context

This introductory course provides an overview of the diverse roles of digital technology in the global design context. This course also introduces software programs used to explore digital technology in the context of fashion.

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7. MID101 - Introduction to Midwifery Practice

This course introduces students to the roles and scope of midwifery practice. The philosophy of woman-centred care is explored through a primary health care framework. Opportunities to examine models of care that integrate choice, continuity, and control for the woman surrounding the birthing experience are provided.

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8. PHI110 - Critical and Creative Thinking

This course seeks to increase the participants’ understanding of creativity, to improve their creative problem-solving skills, and to enhance their ability to promote these skills in others, in a variety of educational settings. Students participate in activities designed to help develop their own creativity and discuss the creative process from various theoretical perspectives.

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9. PRS101 - Principles of Public Relations

This course provides students with a detailed introduction to public relations, including its historical origins, and its distinctions from advertising. Students study theories of the public and public relations theory, while learning the many roles of the public relations practitioner and of the public relations agency.

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10. PSY115 - Psychological Skills

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students are able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

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These courses can surely be beneficial to your mental health and your GPA, freeing up time in your schedule for other important matters, such as finding an internship and joining extracurricular activities.


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