From time to time, the College offers courses that are designed for a select group of students and are not housed in a specific academic department. Recent examples have included courses such as Freshman Seminar, GRE/LSAT Preparation, International Student Orientation, Study Skills, and Student Development Theory. Only 7 credit hours of GSC course credit earned count toward graduation; GSS course credit does not count toward graduation. Additionally, mini-term courses are occasionally presented in this manner and, therefore, do not appear as regular catalog offerings. One should consult the schedule of classes published by the Registrar each semester regarding the availability of these courses.
GSS 101. Study Skills. (0 hours) For Academic Enhancement Students (ACE). Basic study skills including time management, note and test taking, study techniques, and academic success skills. Includes group and individual exercises, peer-tutoring, and career guidance. Fall and Spring
GSC 180. Information Literacy. (1 hour) This course provides an introduction to information research skills which include: an understanding of how information and knowledge are produced and organized within a societal context; creating effective strategies for finding information; developing competency in using print and electronic sources to locate information; developing critical thinking skills to evaluate information found; how to cite information in a works cited list; issues related to plagiarism, copyright, and intellectual freedom; and the effective application of these skills during and after college. Fall and Spring
GSS 280. Student Development & Leadership Theory. (2 hours) Student Development & Leadership Theory is a course designed to provide students with the foundations of leadership thought and theory. The goal of the course is to encourage students to carefully analyze their personal responsibilities and commitments within the context of leadership and how these characteristics directly impact their community. Fall and Spring
GSC 101. Freshman Seminar. (1 hour) Freshman seminar is a 1 hour course designed for first-semester college students. The course affords students the opportunity to study and discuss topics important to college life and academic success and to learn and practice essential skills in a supportive small group atmosphere under the guidance of their faculty advisor. Fall
HON 107. Honors Reading Group. (1 hour) A student reading group, convened by a faculty member. Group meets once per week to discuss assigned readings; students take turns leading discussion. Possible “readings” include: an anthology of short stories or poetry, collections of essays on a particular topic, a novel, or even a Film Series. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit, provided that a substantially different set of readings is covered each time. Enrollment is limited to students in the Honors Program.
HON 300. Honors Seminar. (3 hours) An interdisciplinary seminar on a topic chosen by the Honors Program Committee. Open to Honors students after their freshman year. May be repeated for credit, provided that different topics are taught each time. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.
HON 440. Honors Independent Study. (0-3 hours) Prerequisite: Prior arrangement with the Instructor.