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10 Hardest Classes at MRU

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Kelly Solak
27 Nov 2018
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College is tough and classes are surely like not high school academia. Knowing which classes to steer clear of at Mount Royal University can help you as a student succeed and not panic about the hardest courses on campus. Here is a list of the toughest classes at MRU.

1. CHEM 1203 - The Organic Chemistry of Life

This course covers common reaction pathways like hydrolysis, photolysis, and oxidation/reduction.  It is an in depth expansion of the structural components of nature, which many kids have a difficult time grasping. This course is a three hour lecture which students find hard to sit through.Students' brains when they are taking this class. 

2. MIBI 1217 - Environmental Microbiology

This course gives an introduction to microbial structure and function, the role of microbes in the environment, and the use of microbes in bioremediation. It is 2 hours of lecture and three hours of lab, which is very demanding on students. This class is required for anyone pursuing a degree in natural sciences.Image of people holding plants.

3. PSYC 2210 - Statistical Methods Psyc I

This course has 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of tutorial. PSYC 2210 describes and teaches in depth of how humans initiate, maintain and develop their thoughts. Students are given many different topics to read, as well as look at statistical data.Students sitting in a lecture hall.

4. BIOL 0130 - Fundamentals of Biology

This course is the ground level of most science based students who are looking to begin their majors. With a variety of topics covered and expected to be memorized, the exams are nearly impossible for most. Many students pull all nighters to complete each assignment.Cell type found in biology.

5. ENGL 1131 - Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 1131 is a course that analyzes books and writings with deep insight guided by professors. This course is hours of reading for students to be able to pass. Cliff notes won’t able to help students in this class. Exams are in depth questions that only can be answered when reading the book thoroughly.Stack of books for students to read.

6. MATH 0132 - Foundations of Mathematics II

MATH 0132 has an emphasis on modeling with linear, exponential, trigonometric, and logistic functions: curve fitting; discrete and continuous models and more. Many linear equations and functions taught as well. The description even sounds miserable! With many complex ideas and problems, students have a hard time grasping the material in this course.Students learning in a lecture hall.

7. PHYS 1104 - Everyday Physics: Concept Intro

PHYS 1104 is a conceptual based physics course and also teaches classical mechanics to students. Physics is a very hard topic, but the pace of the course is very hard for students to keep up with. Many students have decide to drop this course. This is a lecture based course offered at MRU.Only thought running through the heads of students in this class.

8. SLGY 2253 - Urban Sociology

Urban Sociology informs students about  characteristics of minority-dominant relationships, their formation, stabilization, and modification. It also covers how urbanization develops, which can be a difficult process to discuss with such an evolving world.Mood of students when they finish this class.

9. ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of microeconomics  is a intensive levelled course for students who are studying business or Econ. With this course however in a schedule, there is no such thing as an easy academic year. The exams are nearly impossible and there is an overwhelming amount of material.Image of economics on a screen.

10. ASTR 1301 - Planetary Astronomy

This course covers basic concepts of astronomy, with emphasis on our solar system. Information includes Newton’s laws and gravitation, comets, asteroids, the formation of the solar system, and extra-solar planets. It combines math and science language, a very hard combination for students to put together.Recreation center at MRU.Overall, Mount Royal University has many courses and overall great professors to teach them. Many experienced students say if you try and avoid these classes and can manage on graduating without them, your college career at MRU will be amazing!


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