GENERAL EDUCATION

GNED 100 - FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

A survey of factors leading to academic success including the transition from home to college life, attitude structures, learning techniques, and skill development.

2 credits

GNED 101 - SPEED READING

Concentration on improving rate while maintaining or improving comprehension, through tachistoscopic and controlled reading. Fifteen sessions over a five-week period. Offered three times each semester.

1 credit (15 contact hours), graded S/F

GNED 102 - PRACTICAL STUDY SKILLS

Instruction and practice in study skills. The emphasis is on thinking about time management, reading texts, mnemonics, note taking, test taking, use of the library, and writing research papers.

1 credit, (15 contact hours, 5-week course), graded S/F

GNED 103 - READING COMPREHENSION

Introduces the student to the importance of reading and ways to understand the reading process. Emphasis is on the use of literal, interpretive and critical skills. 1 credit (15 contact hours, 5-week course), graded S/F

GNED 104 - CRITICAL INFORMATION LITERACY

Designed to cultivate information savvy students and citizens, this course will help students develop lifelong skills to become confident and independent consumers and creators of information. Students will learn how to formulate their information needs, and how to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information. Other topics will include identifying and avoiding plagiarism, document styles, searching for and retrieving information in both library and open web environments, and becoming conscientious participants in information creation and dissemination in a variety of information sharing venues.

1 credit (5 weeks) fall/spring semester1 credit (15 contact hours, 150 minutes for 5 weeks, lecture, recitation, laboratory), fall semester

GNED 105 - SKILLS FOR THE ADULT RETURNING STUDENT

Designed to meet the special needs of adult returning students. Deals with those factors which contribute to a successful academic experience. Topics will include the timing and sources of information, on programs and classes, building support systems (personally, academically, non-academically, and through scheduling), expectations of faculty and students and being acknowledged as adult students.

1 credit, (15 contact hours, 5-week course), graded S/F

GNED 110 - COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING SKILLS

A group learning experience to assist students in maximizing their success. Through a variety of learning modes this course will address reasons for going to college, staying in college, academic and personal coping skills, curriculum and career choice, factors affecting success in college and occupational settings, techniques for self-exploration, sources of personal/educational/career information, and decision-making skills as they relate to personal planning.

1 credit (15 contact hours, 5-week course), graded S/F

GNED 111 - COLLEGE SKILLS FOR MATURE ADULTS

Instruction and practice in the reading, mathematical and study skills needed by college students. Emphasis on improving speed and comprehension in reading, mastering basic mathematical skills, and improving skills in reading textbooks and taking lecture notes. For adults who have been out of school for some time. 3 credits (3 lecture hours)

GNED 112 - COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (R.A. Class)

Basic interpersonal communication experience with practical application to leadership concepts and functions. Leadership concepts, communication skills, problem solving techniques, management of time, assertiveness and confrontation techniques, conflict resolution techniques, program planning techniques and referral resources. Didactic and experiential instruction techniques, with heavy emphasis on experiential activities.

Limited to Resident Assistants.

1 credit (S/F option), 10-week class

GNED 115 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Correlation with anatomical systems. Suffixes, prefixes, roots, stems. Use of medical dictionaries, filing and preserving records.

3 credits

GNED 120 – COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS

This course open only by permission of instructor or the school dean to first- year students returning for their second semester. Working in teams and in close coordination with the instructor, students will complete an inventory of their academic strengths and weaknesses, and based on that feedback, develop a program of study for their

remaining time at Morrisville State College and plans for possible transfer. The ability to reflect realistically on the student’s academic career, to find and evaluate relevant educational information and to nurture intellectual curiosity will be stressed.

Prerequisite Permission of instructor or dean only. 3 credits. (3 lecture hours) fall or spring

GNED 203 - PEER TUTOR TRAINING I

This course is designed to train students to become peer tutors. It introduces students to the theory and practice of tutoring. Such topics as the definition of tutoring, tutor responsibilities, basic tutoring guidelines, techniques for beginning and ending a session, learning theory, handling difficult students, role modeling, goal setting and planning, communication skills, active listening and paraphrasing, referral skills, study skills, critical thinking skills, ethics, and problem solving skills will be covered. Satisfactory completion of this course meets the tutor training requirements for the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level I Peer Tutor Certification.

Prerequisite: Completion of 12 college-level credits, grade of ‘B’ or better in course(s) to be tutored, and permission of instructor.

1 credit (15 week hybrid course), fall and spring semesters

GNED 204-PEER TUTOR TRAINING II

A continuation of GNED 203, this course provides additional training to students who want to continue to develop their peer tutoring skills. The course will begin with a review of GNED 201 training topics and then proceed to the exploration of questioning skills, brain dominance learning, cultural awareness and inter-cultural communications/diversity, identifying and using resources, tutoring in specific skill/subject areas, and assessing or changing study behaviors. Satisfactory completion of this course meets the tutor training requirements for the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level II Peer Tutor Certification.

Prerequisite: minimum of C in GNED 203 and permission of instructor 1 credit (15 week hybrid course), fall and spring semesters