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General Studies | GNST

Alvaro RomoPictured | Alvaro Romo | General Studies / Minors in History, Psychology, and Foundations of Education | Goshen, Indiana (hometown)
Club Affiliations | History Club, Psychology Club, IU South Bend Soccer Club


General Studies Studies | GNST

P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s


  • GNST-G 199 Learning Through Engagement (1-3 cr.) Integrated classroom academic content with real-world experience.  Topics may include experiential and service-learning activities, civic engagement projects, academic field trips, and internship opportunities.  Courses include faculty-directed reading and writing experiences.
  • GNST-G 203 Introduction to General Studies (Threshold Seminar) (1 cr.) Identification and assessment of educational, personal and professional goals for a Bachelor of General Studies degree. Development of a written academic and strategic plan to complete the degree in line with identified goals and while meeting university requirements.
  • GNST-G 299 Self-Acquired Competency (1-30 cr.) S/F graded. Underclass elective credit for competencies acquired in learning experiences outside of college.  The student must prepare a portfolio describing and documenting the learning experience for which credit is desired.  A faculty committee will evaluate the experience and recommend the appropriate credit.
  • GNST-G 400 General Studies Senior Capstone Seminar (2 cr.) Assessment by each student of his/her Bachelor of General Studies academic program in the light of university requirements and the personal and professional goals for a degree. Development of a plan for life-long learning in the achievement of the student’s personal and professional objectives.
  • GNST-G 481 Professional Internship (1-6 cr.) Field experience in a setting appropriate to the students career objectives, under the supervision of a qualified professional. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 credits.
  • GNST-G 499 Self-Acquired Competency (1-30 cr.) S/F graded. Upperclass elective credit for competencies acquired in learning experiences outside of college.  The student must prepare a portfolio describing and documenting the learning experience for which credit is desired.  A faculty committee will evaluate the experience and recommend the appropriate credit.

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.