GENERAL STUDIES (GEN ST-380)

101 General Studies, Seminar in Freshman Studies (2) Study and small group discussion of problems commonly encountered by students making the transition from high school to college. Assigned reading on current topics, informational programs presented by major academic units, academic and career planning placement and proficiency testing in addition to a general orientation to the University, are the major aspects of the course. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

111-499 General Studies, Minicourses (1 credit hour for each course with a limit of three courses) Topics of mutual interest to students and faculty designed to provide a quick response to interests and needs of students and faculty. Proposed courses should be submitted to either the Office of Academic Affairs or the Office of Student Affairs for approval and scheduling. The following requirements are suggested for establishment of minicourses:

201 Career Exploration (2) Development of an understanding of the relationships between aptitudes, interest, and values and successful career decisions. Includes career testing and counseling current trends in job supply-demand and salaries, relationship of academic major to career fields, use of the university catalog in academic planning, and research on specific careers. Designed to create the basis for an informed career decision.

211 College Study Skills (2) Assists the student in developing practical techniques to enhance academic success in college. Topics include goal setting, time management, self-esteem, concentrating and remembering, listening, note-taking strategies, study notes, researching and writing papers, preparing for tests. Meets two times per week.

300 Fundamentals of Career Entry (1) This course is designed to prepare students for careers after graduation by making students aware of career choices, aiding students in resume writing, teaching interview techniques and helping students to prepare for entry into the work force. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

450 (650) Energy Studies (3) A multidisciplinary course presenting the realities of diminishing fossil fuels, environmental consideration associated with energy resources, and emerging sources of energy. Lectures and field excursions. For additional information about these courses and the frequency with which they are offered, contact Dr. Ernest Blythe, Department of Geology, Geography and Physics.

711-712 Environmental Studies (2, 2) An interdisciplinary study of a natural ecosystem involving biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics. The course, a combination of lectures, laboratory and field work, is taught during the summer only. Prerequisites: Pre-college sciences and/or mathematics faculty members and consent of staff. For additional information about these courses and the frequency with which they are offered, contact Dr. Wilburn A Sliger, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences.


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