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A college or university course requiring little work or intellectual ability.
- ‘There are no frills here, no gut courses to skim through.’
- ‘Today, as two recent reports have revealed, it's the girls who achieve and the boys who coast along on gut courses congenial to hangovers.’
- ‘My first acting course was my senior year in college and I took it as a gut course to fill out my last semester and had a good time, but didn't think it was something I was ever going to do seriously.’
- ‘He makes much of having scored a gentleman's C in a Harvard gut course in ecology, but his peculiar scientific hyperbole more reflects his taking homiletics in divinity school.’
- ‘In real life, there are no distribution requirements to complete and no concentration requirements to fulfill, no gut course and no high-demand course.’
- ‘We need to encourage children to take more math and science - and not just gut courses, like that geology class I squeaked through at Yale.’
- ‘I needed a gut course, something to fill in my schedule.’
- ‘If not, you are wasting your time with too many gut courses.’
- ‘Of course, if you see the place offering gut courses or academic credit for ballroom dancing or an easy life, then we would all have to think again.’
- ‘But it shouldn't be considered a gut course - what you learn and the grade you earn is reflective of the amount of effort you put in.’
- ‘The inclination of the nation as a whole is to take gut courses, the arts and entertainment curriculum, preferably with heavy doses of sex and death.’
- ‘To a lot of guys it was your basic gut course, sit around and talk about football and actually get credits for it.’
- ‘So are you telling me that the premier Catholic university in America has gut courses for jocks?’
- ‘So if you want there to be no gut courses, improve the student body.’
- ‘This was by no means a gut course, but it was definitely a refreshing break for an overworked junior.’
- ‘I learned that I was in a ‘gut course’ when the instructor, taking a page from the Marine Corps manual, marched in and announced that we would memorize 66 integrals by the next class.’
- ‘What we see here is a gut course, an easy A, an academic peer of Music Appreciation 101.’
- ‘Personally, I was happy enough with my GPA that I didn't bother taking the gut courses.’
- ‘And while some poorly designed labs are gut courses, he says, so are some traditional lecture courses.’
- ‘His popularity was not purchased by giving gut courses.’
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