I'm a high school senior and going to college in the fall. I plan on picking a major in the liberal arts, although I'm conflicted between history and political science. Anyway I've heard that college professors don't really assign homework, except for math and english courses. A friend of mine told me that you really only have two opportunities for a good grade, the mid-semester exam and the semester final. If you get a bad grade on those then that's it. The homework is only just reading. The professors don't really check if you're doing it. Its your responsibility and if you don't and fail the class then too bad.
By the way this is only about the two majors I listed above.