General Studies (GEN)

GEN 95. Collegiate Success for A&S2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Intermediate course for students in the College of Arts and Sciences.This course will focus on time management, study skills, resourses, networking, how to learn from every experience (good or bad), policies related to academic standing, financing, staying on track to graduation, transitions, relationships, selecting courses, major, and electives, planning for the future, and how to overcome obstacles.

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GEN 100. Student Success Center Orientation1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An introduction to essential skills for undecided and pre-unit students: constructing a course-sequence plan for a coherent liberal arts education; understanding academic policies and requirements; selecting and declaring a major; choosing a career path; making use of the diverse resources of a metropolitan research university to prepare for life and work.

Note: Required for new students and transfer students with fewer than 24 hours credit earned.

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GEN 101. Arts and Sciences Orientation1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An introduction to essential skills for Arts and Sciences students: constructing a course-sequence plan for a coherent liberal arts education; understanding academic policies and requirements; selecting and declaring a major; choosing a career path; making use of the diverse resources of a metropolitan research university to prepare for life and work.

Note: Required of students with fewer than 24 hours credit.

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GEN 103. Special Topics in College Mathematics for Non-STEM Majors1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Math placement testing, or course grade C or above in MAT 55 (or equivalent) for supplemented sections of GEN 103 (sections 40-49); or course grade C or above in MAT 65 (or equivalent) for regular sections of GEN 103 (sections 01-09, 75-76).

Description: GEN 103 for non-STEM majors serves as a required intervention course for students who do not achieve the college-readiness standard for MATH 105. This course allows for direct instruction and individualized instruction via computer assisted learning. Course topics are determined by an individual assessment of algebra skills and may include polynomials, linear equations, inequalities, systems of equations, factoring, and quadratic equations.

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GEN 104. Special Topics in College Mathematics for STEM Majors1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Math placement testing or P (Pass) grade in GEN 103 or course grade C or above in MAT 65 (or equivalent).

Description: GEN 104 for STEM majors serves as a required intervention course for students who do not achieve the college-readiness standard for the entry-level MATH course required for their major. Intended for students who need MATH 107, MATH 111, and other higher numbered MATH courses. This course allows for direct instruction and individualized instruction via computer-assisted learning. Course topics are determined by an individual assessment of algebra skills and may include factoring, rational expressions, and equations, radical expressions, and quadratic equations.

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GEN 105. Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading1-4 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): A score of less than 20 on the ACT Reading, or less than 470 on the SAT, Critical Reading, or less than 85 on the COMPASS examination.

Description: Supplemented College Reading is designed to provide instruction in college level reading strategies using disciplinary content materials. This course serves as a required intervention mandated by state law for college reading readiness, providing college study strategies and academic tutoring specific to a content course.

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GEN 111. The Global Classroom: Defining the Study Abroad Experience1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in a study abroad program or international internship.

Description: Examination, discussion and analysis of the international education experience. Course helps students apply various techniques to make full use of and evaluate their studies and/or internship abroad.

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GEN 201. Career Decision Making for Exploratory Students1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Addresses the basic questions of career and major exploration that Exploratory (undecided) students face when entering college. The goal of the courses is an understanding of the career development process, its tools, and materials.

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GEN 202. Occupational Exploration: Your Career Choice1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: This seminar will examine specific fields of study to support the career and major exploration process for students who want to further explore the suitability of a major/career track.

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GEN 203. Internship1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): 2.5 GPA and 45 credit hours completed.

Description: Practical experience in an organization within the community, and reflection on how knowledge was applied in the field. Contact the Career Development Center for application procedures and guidelines.

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GEN 204. Leadership and Strategic Career Development1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: This seminar will require students to engage in critical reflection, chart a path toward personal and professional growth, and craft a specified course of action to enhance leadership competence and career progression.

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GEN 301. Topics in Experiential Learning1-12 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Approval of chair of the department of the student's major and approval of the dean.

Description: Internship or other experiential learning opportunities, nationally or internationally. Student must be admitted to the program providing the experiential activity prior to enrollment in this course.

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