Easiest A's from My College Years

  1. Literature of Children's Books
    I still can't believe this class was real. Just like any other literature class except the reading was... children's books. This was one of those legendary easy A classes that has been a secret passed down through generations.
  2. Human Sexuality
    The class wasn't exactly easy but the tests were basic multiple choice and all of us were pretty (ahem) *familiar* with the anatomy. The most interesting part of the class was on sex in our culture. My professor was great and challenged some weirdly conservative views on sexuality I was clinging to. Also I barfed the day we talked about hernias.
  3. Leadership Studies
    This class ruled. Led by Sarah Weddington, the attorney who argued Roe v Wade in front of the Supreme Court, it was a small class of 15 students you had to apply for. Dr. Weddington took us to meet all of her high-powered friends that were leaders in business and government. She was truly inspirational and will be my go-to for impressive letters of recommendation for the rest of my life.
  4. History of Rock & Roll
    Taught by a young, very good looking TA who was super into Pavement. Listen to records and read old Rolling Stone pieces for homework. 💯
  5. Independent Study: Ovid
    This class sounds difficult but it was just a one-on-one with my favorite classicist/professor. Once a week, I would sit in front of his desk and he would kind of tilt his head down and just talk about Ovid for 90 minutes. Fascinating. I wrote two simple papers about Ovidian iconography in Renaissance Art and he loved them.
  6. Food & Wine in Italian Culture
    Ummm, yeah. This class was a series of dinner parties at my Italian professor's house with other Italians talking about food and wine. The dinner parties always turned into really big house parties and went on until the wee hours. One time I sold my boyfriend's weed to my professor. Insert higher education joke here.
  7. These were all at The University of Texas but I'm curious to hear what easy A's were like at other schools... tell me about yours!
  8. Acting for Non-Theatre Majors
    It was basically just loose improvisation exercises and listening to the prof talk about acting. I did a monologue from Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio as my final.
    Suggested by   @roche
  9. From Lucy To Lost
    An online TV history class where you have lectures about each decade of television and watch a bunch of tv shows for homework and answer 10 quiz questions per unit. So easy and so fun/interesting!
    Suggested by   @sarahmccoy
  10. The Tao of Pooh
    This (and its follow up, the Te of Piglet) were the only actual textbooks for an intro to Taoism, taught by a Jesuit priest. I admired his lighthearted approach (and the padding for the GPA) but I still have a lot to learn about the Tao.
    Suggested by   @roche
  11. History of Rock & Roll (me too!! 🙌🏼)
    The greatest class. Spanned country & blues origins of early 20th century all the way up to grunge & hip hop of the early 90s. You know that huge flow chart of bands/genres that Jack Black uses to teach the the kids in School of Rock? That was this class. Our biggest assignment was that we had to write a paper on any song the prof didn't t school to convince him to include it the next quarter. Mine was Dire Straits's Money for Nothing & the importance of MTV in the early 80s. NAILED IT
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
  12. Wine Tasting
    This was super educational! I learned a lot and we never got drunk. I think I got a 99 in the class, but my roommate who took it with me (summer class) got a C because the French words were hard for her to remember. I loved that class and would happily take it again. VSOP!
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  13. Event Trends
    Maybe it was called Trends in Events or something. Basically, it was a required class for fashion design majors, and an elective for Event Planning majors. Which is super backward! But I was the only one in the class who had been studying event trends since middle school. I just dressed the worst. We did have to dress nice for one presentation, and that was my only B! 😜
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  14. The History of Music
    We listened to and memorized compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and the like..
    Suggested by   @cvlop61
  15. Public Speaking
    Ok, you had to know how to structure/break down your thoughts and do some research on the given topic, but this was hands down the easiest A. (Half the class were from our football team and oddly enough had issues speaking in front of a group)
    Suggested by   @cmschoder
  16. Film class
    Can't remember the catchy course name they used. Such an easy A!! I'd already seen every movie except for 'Peeping Tom' from 1960. It seemed like such a dumbed down class. My term paper was on Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' (A+). Lost a half point on the final 'What one word is said to Benjamin Braddock in 'The Graduate'?' I answered, Plastic. 😉
    Suggested by   @angela3950