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At the University of British Columbia, It’s not always easy getting the grades you’ want. But if you feel like you’re in need of some GPA boosters, then look no further. Here are 10 of the easiest courses offered at UBC.

1. LING 101 – Languages of the World

Being able to pronounce sounds and memorize some facts is all you’ll need to do well in this course. LING 101 focuses on the application of linguistic rules, technicalities, and sounds in different languages. This includes a combination of IPA sounds, such as fricatives, affricates, and so on. You can expect midterms to be based off the lecture outlines with very few trick questions.

2. PHIL 120 (Distance Education) – Introduction to Critical thinking

PHIL 120 (Distance Education) consists of 8 online open book quizzes from 8 chapters, and one cumulative written final. All the lectures are posted starting from day one, and all quizzes are due about 5 days before the final. You’ll be introduced to basic conceptual logic symbols, such as ^ and v, and learn some probability theories as well. Lecture notes are generally step by step explanations towards solving questions similar to ones found in the quizzes.

3. CLST 105 – Greek and Roman Mythology

Both Roman and Greek mythology have hailed many gods as all-powerful beings who achieved great things. Now, they’ll live up to their praise and help you raise that GPA. CLST 105 is focused mainly around Zeus and his interactions with other gods and demigods, such as his son, Perseus. CLST 105 is essentially an interesting history class, with testable material being much more memorable, such as events, and the profiles of gods.

4. EOSC 114 – The Catastrophic Earth: Natural Disasters

EOSC 114 is basically an advanced version of high school Earth science, revolving around natural disasters and how they occur. EOSC 114 covers a wide variety of disasters, such as tsunamis and extra-terrestrial impacts. Although the material may be a little dry at times, the classes and exams are fairly straightforward. As long as you keep up with the lectures and brief readings, you’ll find yourself scoring an above average grade.

5. FNH 330 – Introduction to Wine Science

FNH 330 is a course based entirely on the aspects of wine culture, chemistry, benefits, and its marketing status. You’ll learn about the properties of wine directly by taste-tasting different samples to explore characteristics of astringency, sweetness, bitterness, and so on. To study for exams in FNH 330, you can expect hours enjoying wine along with reviewing basic chemical properties and theories of wine characteristics. As fun as FNH 330 sounds, the course is so popular that even waitlists are often full. Good luck getting a spot!

6. CRWR 230 – Introduction to writing for comedic forms

While most writing courses expect proper format and structure upon pieces of literature, CRWR 230 ignores those restrictions and supports freestyle writing with a comedic theme. You can expect weekly writing assignments, which are easy when you’re free to write whatever you please. Because humor is subjective, grading in CRWR 230 is very lax, and as long as you’ve shown that you’ve at least tried to incorporate comedic aspects into your writing, a good grade can easily be earned.

7. EOSC 118 – Earth’s Treasures: Gold and Gems

EOSC 118 introduces methods recognize precious gems, and metals, along with their marketing and economic influence on the world. Your course grade is based off of 3 online open book quizzes and 1 cumulative final. This means it’s absolutely possible to ace the quizzes with minimum effort, leaving the final left for one single cram session if the quizzes haven’t helped you memorize the content already.

8. FIST 100 – Introduction to Film Studies

Although it’s not exactly Netflix and chill, what better way to boost that GPA by sitting back and watching a movie? FIST 100 is a film studies course focused on analysis and critical thinking. Roughly 1-2 classes are spent watching a film, and a discussion or report summarizing occurrences along with character profile analysis and roles of cinematography techniques such as mise en scene in scenes

9. FNH 200 – Exploring our Food

FNH 200 explores different methods of food preservation, sensory reception, mould/bacterial roles in foods, and regulations behind product labelling and claims. FNH 200 requires pure memorization. That being said, if memorization of every detail is your specialty, you’ll definitely be acing this course. It’s highly recommended to take this course in the summer to shorten the content, which depending on the professor, can be fairly dry.

10. FMST 210 – The Family Context of Human Development

FMST 210 explores the dynamics of family interactions and their effects on individual development. While this course is a little more technical, you’ll learn about the trends in psychological effects, neurological process, and how they relate to theories such as gender development. There’s a little more reading involved in this course, but if you’re keeping up with the class, then you’ll be absolutely fine.


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