Course Descriptions

General Studies (GST) Courses

GST 101 First Year Student Seminar (3-0) 2 credits

First Year Student Seminar is designed to acquaint students with the nature and purpose of a college education. Course topics provide students with the opportunity to acquire and apply the skills and strategies necessary to achieve academic goals and to gain an awareness of available College resources.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

GST 116 College Study Strategies (3-0) 3 credits

An examination of learning theories and strategies necessary for college success. Topics include note taking, memory development, textbook reading, test taking, current research techniques, goal setting, and time and stress management. Students will also complete a community project. The course objective is for students to become independent learners who will succeed in college.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

GST 117 College Success Strategies (1-0) 1 credit

This five week course will address goal setting, motivation, time and stress management, note-taking and test taking strategies.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

GST 130 Peer Tutor Training (1) 1 credit

This course is designed to train students to become effective and efficient peer tutors. Topics will include learning theory, learning styles, diversity, tutoring strategies, interpersonal communication, and study skills.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF