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First-Year Courses

The Office of First-Year Courses and Learning Communities administers a variety of courses for first-year students, including the GSD 101 "Foundations of Learning" course for exploratory students, the GST 300 "Principles of Peer-Mentoring / Tutoring" course for First-Year Leaders, and a variety of college-specific success seminars. Below you will find descriptions of these courses from the 2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog


Foundations of Learning(3 Credit Hours)

GSD 101 Foundations of Learning. (3). I, II. A course to promote student success and lay the foundation for critical and creative thinking across the curriculum. Open to all first year students with fewer than 30 semester hours earned. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ASO 100, BTO 100, EDO 100, GSO 100, HSO 100, or JSO 100, SCO 100.

GSD 101 was developed as one of the major university-wide program initiatives of Quality Enhancement Programs (QEP).


Principles of Peer Mentoring / Tutoring(3 Credit Hours)

GST 300 Principles of Peer Mentoring /Tutoring. (1-3) I. Prerequisite: Department approval. Students will receive instruction and training in tutoring and mentoring skills and techniques. Students will serve as a peer tutor or mentor and assist with teaching in an assigned section of Academic Orientation for freshmen. The peer tutors and mentors will record, reflect upon and evaluate their associated experiences. May be retaken up to six credit hours.


College-Specific Seminars(1 Credit Hour)

ASO 100 Student Success Seminar. (1) I, II. An introduction to the programs of the University and the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. Discussion of how to study, what to consider in choosing a profession, and what career opportunities exist for graduates from the College’s programs. Additional topics include University regulations and calendar, catalog details, registration, and program requirements. All new students are expected to enroll in a Student Success Seminar their first semester at the University.


BTO 100 Student Success Seminar. (1) I, II. Designed to orient the student to university academic life and afford background for career choice and preparation. Included are University regulations and calendar, catalog details, registration, various career opportunities, and program requirements. Open to all students during their first two semesters of enrollment at EKU; beyond that open to students with fewer than 30 semester hours earned. (1 Lec/1 Lab for School of Business Majors Only.)


EDO 100 Student Success Seminar. (1) I. Designed to orient the student to university academic life and afford background for career choice and preparation. Included are University regulations and calendar, catalog details, registration and preregistration, various career opportunities, and program requirements. Open to all students during their first two semesters of enrollment at EKU; beyond that open to students with fewer than 30 semester hours earned.


HSO 100 Student Success Seminar. (1) A. Orientation to the academic life and career preparation with emphasis on University regulations, catalog details, registration, career opportunities, and program requirements. Open to all students during their first two semesters of enrollment at EKU; beyond that open to students with fewer than 30 semester hours earned.


JSO 100 Student Success Seminar. (1) I. An orientation to university academic life and career planning and preparation. Topics include University policies and procedures, program requirements, career opportunities and introductory study skills. Open to all students during their first two semesters of enrollment at EKU; beyond that open to students with fewer than 30 semester hours earned.


SCO 100 Student Success Seminar (1) I, II. An introduction to the programs of the University and the College of Science. Discussion of how to study, what to consider in choosing a profession, and what career opportunities exist for graduates from the College’s programs. Additional topics include University regulations and calendar, catalog details, registration, and program requirements. All new students are expected to enroll in a Student Success Seminar their first semester at the University.

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