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General College Studies (GEN)

GEN 91  (3 credit hours)  
Foundations of Information Literacy  

Introduces information literacy skills. Focuses on skills related to defining information needs, finding sources, using information to solve problems, organizing and presenting information, and evaluation. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COMPASS Reading Score of 60+ OR English Score of 39+.
Attributes: Developmental/Remdial Learning Skills
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 100  (1 credit hours)  
Introduction to College  

Introduces new students to college and college life, support services provided by the college, techniques for academic success, and career exploration. Lecture: 1.0 credit hour (15 contact hours).

Attributes: Other, Course Also Offered in Modules, Enrichment 1st Year Experience
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 102  (3 credit hours)  
Foundations of Learning  

Presents strategies which promote academic and personal success in college, including utilizing campus resources, learning and memory, self-management, critical reading, critical thinking, classroom skills, and career exploration. Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Enrichment Study Skills
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 103  (1 credit hours)  
Principles of Peer Mentoring  

Focuses on the study of issues, topics, and strategies related to mentoring first-year students. Relevant student development theory is highlighted. Prepares peer mentors to assist in teaching a section of GEN 100. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Sophomore status and consent of instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 104  (2 credit hours)  
Applied Principles of Peer Mentoring  

Offers academic credit to peer mentors who assist teaching a section of GEN 100 with a faculty member. Prepares peer mentors for helping plan course content, meeting with first-year students, and assisting with other course-related responsibilities as determined by the GEN 100 faculty member. Laboratory: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: GEN 103 and consent of GEN 100 instructor and Sophomore status.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory
GEN 120  (3 credit hours)  
Service Learning  

Engages students directly in structured, community-based activities to acquaint them with community opportunities, services, and needs. Integrates concepts from the classroom with community service allowing student to practice concepts while developing an appreciation of service. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 122  (1 credit hours)  
The Exemplary Tutor  

Trains college students to be effective tutors by introducing ethics and philosophy of tutor-tutee relationships and concepts of questioning, learning styles, problem solving, active listening, goal setting, and critical thinking. Can be taken 1 time for a total of 1 credit. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 123  (1-3 credit hours)  
The Exemplary Reading Tutor  

Provides credit for students wishing to tutor in reading or reading based courses as related to the reading expectations in the KDE Core Curriculum. Grants credit of 1 hour for 45 hours of tutoring, 2 credits for 90 hours of tutoring, and 3 hours for 120 hours of tutoring. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Pass/Fail. Lecture: 1 - 3 credits (15 to 45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: GEN 122.
Attributes: Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
GEN 125  (3 credit hours)  
Applied Meta-Thinking  

Develops critical thinking skills and literacy processes across disciplines utilizing communication and appropriate applications in making self-paced, self-directed decisions and judgments. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: AH - Arts and Humanities, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 130  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Information Resources  

Provides basic concepts of the information society including different types of libraries and electronic resources, such as the internet, online databases, and information management software. Focuses on the nature of information, computer technology, and ethical computing issues. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 131  (1 credit hours)  
Basic Library Research and Resources  

Introduces student to effective and efficient use of information resources through development of search statements/strategies, location and evaluation of information and information resources, and review and revision of search strategies as needed. Introduces students to the library catalog, print resources, databases, web resources and to the evaluation of information. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 140  (3 credit hours)  
Development of Leadership  

Presents concepts of leadership and group dynamics, especially focusing on each student's individual leadership philosophy, and providing opportunities for all students to develop leadership skills and potential. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 150  (1 credit hours)  
Basic Computer Skills  

Provides an introduction to commonly-used computing functions, emphasizing information processing, hands-on experience, and software packages. (This course does not meet the KCTCS computer literacy requirement.). Lecture/Lab: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Attributes: Computer Literacy, Other
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
GEN 175  (3 credit hours)  
Career and Life Skills Development  

Investigates the importance of appropriate social behavior and interaction in the workplace. Presents skills necessary for job search, self-management, and life and work transitions for adapting to changing demands and expectations. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 225  (3 credit hours)  
Lifelong Learning Applications  

Develops and identifies overall life skills in complex systems as a whole to interact and communicate with others to produce successful outcomes. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: GE 175 or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 240  (3 credit hours)  
Leadership Applications  

Connects the principles of transformational leadership with personal behavior by building a base of leadership theory for a practical philosophy. Engages students in directed projects and case studies to put theory into practice. Provides instruction directly related to integrity, planning, alignment, decision-making, fostering understanding, change-management, relationships, internal locus of control, trust, respect, image-projection, influence, and building a following. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: GEN 140 or consent of instructor.
Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 276  (1 credit hours)  
Employment and Professional Skills  

Presents the process of effective career planning and develops the skills necessary for obtaining and maintaining employment. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Attributes: Enrichment Career Counseling, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 1021  (1 credit hours)  
College Basics & Learning Styles  

Presents an overview to campus and online resources, policies, and procedures including diversity. Presents strategies for identifying personal learning, self-management, and career exploration tools. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 1022  (1 credit hours)  
Critical Reading and Thinking  

Presents strategies and tools to promote critical reading and thinking. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
GEN 1023  (1 credit hours)  
Classroom Skills and Test-taking  

Presents strategies and tools to promote classroom and test-taking skills. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture