General Studies Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

GS 100 College Success Seminar 1-0-1
This course introduces students to the foundations of college success and to the academic environment and community of NHTI. Academic advising, assessment of skills and interests, and career and transfer research help students to identify academic and professional goals and support lifelong learning. This course is required for all General Studies and Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts majors except for those enrolled in GS 102 Study Strategies or for those planning to apply for experiential credit (see GS 101 below). Please see the General Studies department head for the Waiver Policy for this course.

GS 101 Assessment of Prior Learning 1-0-1
This course, required for all General Studies majors who wish to apply for experiential learning credit, will assist the student in defining career objectives and preparing proposals for experiential learning credit. It will include advising and in-class writing sessions.

GS 102 Study Strategies 2-0-2
Through the presentation of topics ranging from reading and study strategies to stress management, students become better equipped to adjust to the college experience and increase their chances of academic success. Individual periodic conferencing is also a key element of the course. It is open to all students and required for some AGS students. Waivers from GS 102 can be granted for students transferring two or more college level classes with grades of B- or better. GS 102 will fulfill the GS 100 course requirement for all General Studies and Associate in Arts majors. GS 102 may not be taken as an elective to meet graduation requirements.

GS 102EL Study Strategies for Non-Native Speakers of American English 2-1-2
Through the presentation of topics ranging from reading and study strategies to stress and time management, students become better equipped to adjust to the American college experience and increase their chances of academic success. Group discussion and periodic individualized conferencing are also key elements of the course. GS 102EL will fulfill the GS 100 course requirement for all General Studies and Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts majors. GS 102EL may not be taken as an elective to meet graduation requirements. (Prerequisite: LS 201 or permission of the Director of Cross-Cultural Education; Corequisite: LS 103 or permission of the Director of Cross-Cultural Education)

GS 104 Study Strategies Seminar 1-0-1
Designed for students who were required to take GS 102 and whose cumulative GPA is 2.69 or below after the first semester. Study Strategies Seminar provides students opportunities to further develop and apply college success strategies to their second-semester courses while maintaining contact with their academic advisor through frequent conferencing. GS 104 may not be taken as an elective to meet graduation requirements. (Prerequisite: GS 102)

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