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General Studies Courses

GNST-G 199 Learning Through Engagement (1 - 3 credits)

Integrates classroom academic content with real-world experience. Topics may include experiential and service-learning activities, civic engagement projects, academic field trips, and internship opportunities. Course includes faculty-directed reading and writing experiences. May be repeated with a different topic for a total of three credit hours.

GNST-G 203 Introduction to General Studies (1 credit)

GNST-G 203 is required for all students pursuing a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) degree at IU South Bend. It must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher either prior to admission or within the first twelve credits after admission to the General Studies Degree Program. G203 is offered in the fall, spring and first summer sessions. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the requirements of the BGS degree, understand the options available, and identify campus resources. Students will develop an academic and strategic plan for degree completion that meets their personal and university goals.

GNST-G 400 Senior Capstone Seminar (1 credit)

GNST-G 400 is required for all students pursuing a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) degree at IU South Bend. It must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher during the last semester prior to graduation from the General Studies Degree Program. G400 is offered online in the fall, spring and first summer sessions. The goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to assess their academic program in terms of university degree requirements and their personal and professional objectives, as well as to develop a plan of life-long learning.

GNST-G 481 Professional Internship (1 - 6 credits)

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. P: Consent of instructor required

GNST-G 299 (1 - 30 credits)

Prerequisite: Faculty assessment of Portfolio. Lower-level credit hours granted for college-level learning on the basis of a prior learning portfolio. A fee per credit hour is charged for posting the credits to the student's official transcript. (Graded Satisfactory/Fail)

GNST-G 499 (1 - 30 credits)

Prerequisite: Faculty assessment of Portfolio. Upper-level credit hours granted for college-level learning on the basis of a prior learning portfolio. A fee per credit hour is charged for posting the credits to the student's official transcript. (Graded Satisfactory/Fail)