General Studies

Michael J. Puglisi, Director

Classes

GNST 100 : Learn Strat for Coll Success

Instruction in the utilization of essential learning strategies to promote collegiate and lifelong learning. Personal habits of successful learners, academic ethics, time management, class discussion skills, and critical reading.

Semester Hours

1

GNST 120 : Transitioning to College

This course will provide guidance in what first semester students are expected to know in terms of organization, class notes, reading texts, and time management. The course will also give students the opportunity to process the challenges of making the transition to college, through discussion and reflection about their experiences in their first semester. Generalized instruction will transform to applied mentoring based on individual students' course schedules. In addition to class, students will meet individually with the instructor for a minimum of three times. Permission of Instructor. This course is required for conditionally admitted students and cannot be repeated for credit; nor can it be taken for credit by students who have completed GNST 100 which will also satisfy the requirement for conditional admittance.

Semester Hours

1

GNST 123 : Mathematics Study Skills

This class will focus on common topics that students at all levels of mathematics struggle with. The course will increase student's facility with basic algebraic manipulation and mathematical visualization necessary for success in college mathematics courses. Students will gain mathematics specific study skills, learn techniques to combat mathematics anxiety, and become familiar with self-help resources available. Corequisite: current enrollment in Mathematics 099, Mathematics 121 or Mathematics 123 and Permission of Department Chair. Two credit hours. This course may not be repeated for credit.

Semester Hours

2

GNST 150 : Strategies Academic Success

Focus on wide range of practical study skills and critical thinking strategies with emphasis on self-discovery and self-definition to help students meet the challenge of college courses. Completion of this course is required of all students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation.

Semester Hours

1

GNST 151 : Strategies for Academic Success II

GNST 151 STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS II Review of academic strategies and study skills developed in General Studies 150 with emphasis on identifying individualized goals and objectives to help students achieve success in their educational experience. Completion of this course is required of all students who have passed General Studies 150 but in any subsequent semester are on Academic Warning or Academic Probation.

Semester Hours

1

GNST 202 : Career & Major Exploration

This course will allow students a space to explore majors and subsequently careers related to their individual interests, skills, values, and personality type through career assessments, occupational resources, and informational interviews. Students will develop skills for career exploration, research, and reflection that will be applicable to their academic career and life after college.

Semester Hours

1

GNST 203 : Transition to the World of Work

Obtain the skills and resources needed for a successful internship or job search which will lead to meaningful employment upon graduation. Learn how to translate the advantages of a liberal arts degree int0 effective application materials and interviewing. Explore career possibilities by major; research all facets of a career from education required, to job outlook, to salary; determine the most beneficial internship and job search resources and strategies; create a strong resume and cover letter; conduct an actual internship or job search; and connect with professionals in careers of interest.

Semester Hours

1

GNST 204 : Introduction to Libraries

An introduction to libraries and library science covering major library purposes, components, and functions in public, school, academic, and special libraries. Students will explore professional values, foundational knowledge, as well as career options in the field of library and information science. One semester hour.

Semester Hours

1

GNST 205 : Introduction to Healthcare Professions

An overview of the healthcare professions including a description of the responsibilities associated with each profession, appropriate undergraduate preparation, and steps in the application process. Students will develop personal educational plans to pursue entrance into their desired healthcare field.

Semester Hours

1

GNST 250 : Special Topics

Topics of interest to students in a variety of disciplines, offered at the discretion of instructors and departments. May be cross-listed; may be repeated for credit. One-half to three semester hours.

Semester Hours

3

GNST 400 : Study Abroad

Study at a college or university outside the United States with which Emory & Henry has an exchange agreement. Minimum of twelve credit hours.

Semester Hours

1 - 12