General Studies

Courses

GSTD 100 Strategies for Academic Success 1.0 Credit

This course explores the learning process to assist students in achieving academic success. Self-assessments, personal reflection, and relevant electronic resources are used to foster students’ development as self-directed learners. Topics include: study skills, learning strategies, personal development, academic planning and tracking, visioning, and goal setting. The goal of this course is to help improve students’ efficacy in the areas of academic self-management, self-direction, and resource utilization.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GSTD 111 Learning Skills & Strategies 3.0 Credits

This course prepares traditional undergraduate students for the expectations and challenges of college life.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Freshman.

GSTD 200 Lifelong Learning Theory & Practice 3.0 Credits

Introduces theories and practical skills necessary for successful learning in a variety of environments. Covers self-efficacy development, autonomous learning, critical thinking, critical reading, learning to learn, effective researching and writing, goal setting theories, and practical strategies necessary to support learning in university, career, and personal contexts.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GSTD 201 Professional Applications of Emotional Intelligence 3.0 Credits

This course will examine emotional intelligence as applied through interpersonal communication. Particular emphasis will be placed on emotional intelligence in the workplace and in leadership. The main objective is to make students aware that intelligence and technological expertise are not enough to be successful in the workplace. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GSTD 302 Customer Service Theory & Practice 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the theory of customer service and the practices that "best in class" companies apply to differentiate themselves from the competition. The course includes practical information and activities designed to teach students how to respond to customers, resolve problems, and provide quality customer service.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GSTD 303 Client Relations Management 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the skills that facilitate and enhance client relations management. Topics covered include building a trusting relationship, evaluating and managing expectations and needs, managing conflict, understanding the client's perspective, customer life cycle, consulting, serving public sector versus private sector clients, managing client relations managers, and ethical issues.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GSTD 360 Applied Organizational Research 3.0 Credits

This course presents a systematic approach to managerial methods of conducting organizational research and analysis. Students will undergo the management research process of specifying the problem; translating the problem into specific research questions; designing the data collection methodology; collecting, analyzing and interpreting data; and reporting the research results and recommendations.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GSTD 380 Advanced Special Topics in General Studies 1.0-4.0 Credit

Covers upper-level special topics of interest in General Studies. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 11 times for 12 credits

GSTD 400 Practicum 3.0 Credits

Combines classroom theory with practical application at the student’s worksite. Requires students to demonstrate the ability to apply classroom learning to situations benefiting a corporation. Includes an orientation, proposals, reports on works-in-progress, and a portfolio.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is GSTD and classification is Senior.

GSTD 491 Senior Project in General Studies 3.0 Credits

The senior project covers planning and execution of a capstone project that integrates the academic and practical knowledge acquired in the student’s course of study. Students will complete a research proposal, a research project or an integrative portfolio.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is GSTD and classification is Senior.

GSTD I199 Independent Study in GSTD 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

GSTD I299 Independent Study in GSTD 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

GSTD I399 Independent Study in GSTD 0.5-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

GSTD I499 Independent Study in GSTD 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

GSTD T180 Special Topics in GSTD 1.0-4.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 11 times for 12 credits

GSTD T280 Special Topics in GSTD 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

GSTD T380 Special Topics in GSTD 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

GSTD T480 Special Topics in GSTD 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: GC-3690
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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