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Hello,

Anyone at Waterloo take any of these courses? Have any comments on them (workload, easiness level, interest level, etc.)? Any other electives you want to share?

ENVS 195 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
GEOG 100 - Introduction to Geography
GEOG 101 - Geography and Human Habitat
LS 101 - Introduction to Legal Studies
REC 100 - Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
REC 101 - Recreation and Leisure Studies
SCI 206 - The Physics of How Things Work
CS 100 - Introduction to Computer Usage
ACTSC 221 - Mathematics of Investment

Thanks to anyone who answers!
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@caveman wrote
Hello,

Anyone at Waterloo take any of these courses? Have any comments on them (workload, easiness level, interest level, etc.)? Any other electives you want to share?

ENVS 195 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
GEOG 100 - Introduction to Geography
GEOG 101 - Geography and Human Habitat
LS 101 - Introduction to Legal Studies
REC 100 - Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
REC 101 - Recreation and Leisure Studies
SCI 206 - The Physics of How Things Work
CS 100 - Introduction to Computer Usage
ACTSC 221 - Mathematics of Investment

Thanks to anyone who answers!



All Rec courses I have heard are pretty easy.
CS 100 is sort of tedious I hear, you learn how to use Excel Macros but you won't learn real programming. It's completely online so that may or may not be beneficial.
I've heard that Sci 206 is pretty easy (and interesting too).
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Thank you! Anyone else?
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I found CS 100 very easy when I took it, but it really depends on your computer experience since there were some people on my floor who really struggled with it. The content online is boring, but the workload isn't too bad - a weekly or biweekly assignment and an exam.. covering HTML, Wikis, lots of Excel (though we didn't do macros), some SEO.. nothing that I found too bad.

LS 101 can be hard to get into to if you're not intended on applying for an LS major (when I took it was capped at a 100 spots, though that may have changed by now). The prof is pretty good, but the content can get a bit boring if you've taken gr 11/12 law, and the readings can be tedious although you can probably get away with not doing all of them. The course has a midterm and final both of which are short answer and an essay, and then there is also an 8 page research paper.
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Thanks for your reply! Really appreciate it.
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