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: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
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: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Freshman.

GSTD 150 Introduction to World Religions 3.0 Credits

This course introduces significant Eastern and Western religions. Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are examined. Each religion is studied as a system of thought that constructs a worldview considering its origin, its sacred texts, the human condition, and the future eternity.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GSTD 180 Special Topics in General Studies 1.0-4.0 Credit

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

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 11 times for 12 credits

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: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GSTD 210 Fact & Fiction in Film 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the creative process of film storytelling using documented historical fact and artistic license of fiction. Factual material, reasonable opinions, and scurrilous rumors about well-documented historical events will be analyzed. Films about these events will be viewed, critiqued and analyzed.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
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: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 11 times for 12 credits

GSTD 399 Independent Study in General Studies 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides individual study or research in General Studies under faculty supervision. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is GSTD.

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: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
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: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is GSTD and classification is Senior.

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