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What’s the laziest course offered at ANU?

By johnboy - 13 February 2012 23

A friend posted this on facebook but I thought you lot could have some fun with it:

i need your help everyone! what is the laziest course offered within the ANU with no pre-req’s?

I’m sure some of you have some ideas.

While we’re at it what fits the bill at UC?

What’s Your opinion?


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23 Responses to
What’s the laziest course offered at ANU?
shadow boxer 1:04 pm 14 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Deref said :

Anything to do with “complimentary medicine”. There can be no wrong answers.

I dunno, it can be pretty hard to make a pill say, “Wow, you look great today!”

I could get you a couple πŸ˜‰

Bosworth 12:35 pm 14 Feb 12

I have heard rumours that your answer is Film Studies, or Movie Appreciation. (or similar name)

Holden Caulfield 11:51 am 14 Feb 12

Deref said :

Anything to do with “complimentary medicine”. There can be no wrong answers.

I dunno, it can be pretty hard to make a pill say, “Wow, you look great today!”

rescuedg 8:34 am 14 Feb 12

I have to agree with markus_k, I took the Art of War and got a HD for an essay that probably would not even pass other courses. No referencing required, there wasnt even a specified length for the essay “just write for as long as you feel necessary”.

Mr Evil 7:34 pm 13 Feb 12

Anything in Philosophy – especially if it’s taught by Brian Garrett.

c_c 6:52 pm 13 Feb 12
dtc 4:23 pm 13 Feb 12

Legal Theory. Like philosophy, its impossible to understand unless you spend an awful lot of time thinking about it and doing lots of study. Since no one expects you to do that, you can get away with a very very superficial understanding and the use of words like ‘monolithic’.

As a course pretty cruisy – except you would have to turn up to lectures to pick up the buzz words.

Deref 4:21 pm 13 Feb 12

Anything to do with “complimentary medicine”. There can be no wrong answers.

SnapperJack 4:14 pm 13 Feb 12

Almost 30 years ago the Centre For Continuing Education (run by the ANU) offered a course dedicated to getting the most out of your video store membership and the best videos to rent.

Henry82 4:00 pm 13 Feb 12

There was a webdesign course that came under CSIT that was really easy. A quick google shows it’s COMP1710, can’t guarantee that though. Science communication SCOM is a glorified english course, but there is group work involved – which means that you can get stuck with idiots who don’t speak english. ENVS1001 is pretty easy if english is your first language, they’ve made it a little bit more time consuming by including an excursion, not sure if you still have to write a course reflection diary.

I suppose it’s where your strengths are. Generally, first year courses are pretty easy, particularly if you speak english

markus_k 3:44 pm 13 Feb 12

Mine would have to have been The Art of War, offered by the Asian Studies faculty.

As I recall it consisted solely of reading The Art of War, talking about how awesome it is for most of the classes, then writing a single major essay relating its teachings to anything. Anything at all.
Hell, my friend got drunk and spent the entire night before watching Jackie Chan movies, and got a distinction by relating it back to those movies.

watto23 3:43 pm 13 Feb 12

Actually to get a student card and cheap software among other things I enrolled in the language courses at the CIT. Problem is they are ceasing the certificate level courses now.

But I’ll vote for arts at any uni as the easiest bludge of a course ever.

howeph 3:21 pm 13 Feb 12

Try Physics: The Big Questions

http://studyat.anu.edu.au/courses/PHYS8513;details.html

It’s basically just a semester long discussion on topics like “The possibility of extra-terrestrial life”. I took the equivalent a number of years ago. Good fun if you like shows like Catalyst. From memory the only assessment was attendance and an essay or two.

johnboy 3:07 pm 13 Feb 12

Not just a degree or a faculty, a specific course

gospeedygo 3:03 pm 13 Feb 12

Getting in early with Arts.

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