GNED 101 Introduction to General Education

This course introduces students to the purpose of the General Education Program at the College of Southern Idaho. Students will understand how general education supports the mission of the College; enhances degree programs; enriches understanding of the self, society, and the natural world; provides a basis for inquiry, expression, and problem-solving; and contributes to lifelong learning and wellness. Students will be introduced to strategies fundamental to college success. Students are encouraged to complete this class within their first 15 credits. See the current course schedule for individual section descriptions.

Credits

3 Credits

General Education Competency

Institutionally Designated

GNED 101Introduction to General Education

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

II. Course Specification

Course Type

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General Education Competency

Institutionally Designated

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Repeatable

No

III. Catalog Course Description

This course introduces students to the purpose of the General Education Program at the College of Southern Idaho. Students will understand how general education supports the mission of the College; enhances degree programs; enriches understanding of the self, society, and the natural world; provides a basis for inquiry, expression, and problem-solving; and contributes to lifelong learning and wellness. Students will be introduced to strategies fundamental to college success. Students are encouraged to complete this class within their first 15 credits. See the current course schedule for individual section descriptions.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • VALUE: This course provides an environment in which students can discover their own value of general education and recognize their own achievements in that pursuit. At the end of the course, students will be able to explain the value of general education and their own progress as a generally-educated learner.
  • PERSPECTIVE: This course introduces students to multiple perspectives (what we call “ways of knowing”) from which to view problems, issues, society, and themselves. At the end of the course, students will be able to describe how a way of knowing generates a unique perspective and how the distinct ways of knowing are at the same time interconnected.
  • INTEGRITY: This course emphasizes the importance of integrity toward self and others, both inside and outside the context of the college. At the end of course, students will be able to appraise the implications of acting with or without integrity.
  • ENGAGEMENT: This course introduces students to the skills, strategies and campus resources necessary for engaged learning. At the end of the course, students will be able to evaluate how the use of these resources impacts engaged learning.
  • COMMUNITY: This course builds community and provides an environment of inclusiveness and support. At the end of the course, students will be able to explain the impact of community on engaged learning.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

A.      Introduce students to “academic reading.”

B.      Introduce students to “academic communication.”

C.      Introduce students to the following campus resources:

a.       Student Code of Conduct

b.       Student Services

           i.      Bookstore

           ii.     Campus Security / Rave

           iii.    Child Care

           iv.    Learning and Tutoring Commons

            v.    Peer Tutoring

            vi.   Fine Arts Center

            vii.  Library

            viii. Career Services

            ix.   Counseling Services

            x.    Challenge Course

            xi.   Recreation Center / Outdoor Program

            xii.  Student Councils and Committees

            xiii. Student Disability Services

            xiv. Student Health Services

            xv.  Veterans Services

            xvi. Workforce Development

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Assessment Strategy Narrative

Outcomes are assessed on a rotating basis every semester.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

A.      Mandatory Assignments:

1.            Participate in collaborative work

2.            Culminating project

B.      Mandatory Evaluations:

1.            None

C.      Mandatory Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials

1.            Dependent upon section content