General Studies

Classes

GS 090 : Transition to College

Designed for adults who struggled in school and are planning to enroll in college classes the next quarter. This preparation for College Learning Skills assists with handling tough readings, higher math, formal communication, and accessing computer resources. Course is open entry.

Credits

2

GS 100 : College Learning Skills

Introduces study techniques and principles, including learning styles, time management, resources, concept mapping, note taking, listening, memory, concentration, goal setting, and test preparation.

Credits

2

GS 103 : Freshman Seminar

Academic course to improve success of first-year students. Stresses importance of academic learning while creating sense of belonging. Taught by faculty from a variety of disciplines. Examines factors known to improve likelihood of success among first-year students. Individuals participate in either group or individual service learning projects. (E)

Credits

3

GS 110 : Cross-Cultural Communication

This course is designed to facilitate cross-cultural communication between domestic and international students. Students with different language and cultural backgrounds will meet in small groups or pairs on a weekly basis to discuss topics of interest and to enhance intercultural, interpersonal, intrapersonal understanding. In doing so, students will act as conversation and cultural mentors to each other. (E)

Credits

2

GS 112 : Learning for the 21st Century

Develop information competency using the tools and context of an online learning environment. Explore various strategies for locating, evaluating, and applying information resources in the research process; examine information policy issues; and publish work on the Web. (E) Prerequisite: ENGL& 101.

Credits

5

GS 121-126 : Studium Generale

Series of programs from the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Vocations, and Global Issues. This class will include students from multiple sections. (E)

Credits

1 - 2

GS 185-187 : Student Leadership

Development of leadership skills and experiences through lecture, lab and group activities. Examines personal leadership styles, ethics, conflict resolution, communication and related topics.

Credits

2