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Undergraduate General Education Courses

GEP 100 Academic Planning Seminar (A). Provides an initial orientation to college life, learning skills, careers, and the information and ideas necessary to plan an overall academic program. Includes oral communication opportunities. 1 Cr. Every Semester. 1 Cr.

GEP 101 English for Non-native Speakers (A). For speakers of other languages whose command of English is limited. Involves intensive experience in spoken and written English and prepares students for either ENG 102 or ENG 112, depending on the recommendation of the instructor. 3 Cr.

GEP 102 English for Non-Native Students II (A). A continuation of GEP 101. For speakers of other languages whose command of English is limited. Involves intensive experience in spoken and written English and prepares students for either ENG 202 or ENG 212, depending on the recommendation of the instructor. 3 Cr.

GEP 114 Learning to Learn for Freshmen and Sophomores (A). Strategies from the science of how people learn, the habits of highly successful students, and the practices of high achievers in all areas of life. Students will apply what they learn immediately to the other courses they are enrolled in. Topics covered include: self-assessment, goal-setting, time management, reading and writing strategies, note taking and making, and test preparation and test-taking. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

GEP 115 Science and Society (A,N). Examines how science as an enterprise explains processes and phenomena that humans experience, infer and observe. Using a specific theme (e.g. future of life on earth, anthropogenic climate change, mutation and exchange of genes from viruses to humans, space travel and biodiversity), the student will explore how scientists use basic principles of energy, matter, motion, behavior, ecology and evolution to understand and predict phenomena on many different scales, ranging from the microscopic to universal. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

GEP 120 Self, College and Career (A). Gives students a foundation for a successful college experience, providing information about SUNY Brockport and a structured setting for examining individual interests and skills, and relating them to each student¿s academic program. Introduces learning strategies and study skills. Emphasizes decision-making strategies and the process of career planning. Includes oral communication opportunities. The instructor serves as the student's academic advisor until an academic major has been declared. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 3 Cr.

GEP 150 Computer Skills (A). Prepares students through hands-on experience with the specific skills needed to pass the Computer Skills Examination. Freshman students are automatically registered for this course in their first semester. Students can take the examination at several points in the semester and may leave the course when the examination has been passed. 1 Cr. Every Semester. 1 Cr.

GEP 170 Modern World Civilizations (A,O,S). Presents an overview of modern world civilizations including and comparing both western civilization and non-western civilization. Focuses on key events, turning points, and controversies. Lectures examine creation of empires, religions, global economic shifts, creation of literature and art, gender, race, interaction of cultures and peoples, warfare and conquest, and globalization. Not open to students who have completed HST 101 or 102. Does not count toward the major in History. 3 Cr. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

GEP 201 Sound, Stage and Surface (A,F). An opportunity for students to experience the arts from multiple perspectives as taught by faculty from Art, Dance, Music Studies and Theatre. Concepts of interdisciplinary and collaborative relationships among the arts and the social and historical contexts in which they operate will provide students the tools to analyze and discuss artistic concerns. Weekly large lecture meetings led by one or more of the 4 course instructors coupled with weekly smaller class meetings. 3 Cr.

GEP 300 Transfer Academic Planning Seminar (A). Closed to students who have credit for GEP 100: A small-group orientation to College, designed for matriculated transfer students in their first semester at The College at Brockport. This seminar introduces students to the academic expectations and opportunities of college life and helps them plan their individual academic programs in relationship to degree requirements and students' personal interest and career goals. 1 Cr. Every Semester.

GEP 301 Making Career and Major Decisions (A). Students will gain an understanding of the process of career decision-making. The will learn how interests, skills and values relate to major and career choices, and acquire information about educational and career options. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness and goal setting. 1 Cr. Every Semester.

GEP 302 Job Search Management (A). Students will develop an understanding that a job search is not a one-time event but an ongoing process. This course assists students in developing career objectives, planning job search strategies, developing resumes, cover letters and job-search correspondence. 1 Cr. Every Semester.

GEP 303 Leadership and Society (A). Offers the opportunity to review, analyze and discuss current issues in government, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Serves as the advanced leadership class for The College at Brockport's Student Leadership Program. 1-3 Cr. Fall.

GEP 314 Learning to Leaern for Juniors and Seniors (A). Addresses strategies from the science of how people learn, the habits of highly successful students, and the practices of high achievers in all areas of life, and practitioners in the disciplines. Students will apply what they learn immediately to the other courses they are enrolled in. Topics covered include: self-assessment, goal-setting, time management, reading and writing strategies, note taking and making, and test preparation and test-taking, and learning in their major discipline. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

GEP 397 Peer Mentoring (A). Develops leadership, communication, team work and public speaking skills. Informs and assists Peer Mentors in the Peer Mentoring Program for Traditional First-semester Students, providing a coherent, informed approach to their concurrent mentoring activities, and enabling them to properly address major issues of common concern. 1 Cr. Fall.

GEP 398 Peer Mentoring (A). Provides training, support, and skill development for Peer Mentors for traditional first-semester students; specifically covers theories of student development and identity development, development of leadership and professional skills, advancement of public speaking and reflective writing skills. Prepares students to effectively and positively mentor new students through transitive period by advising on getting involved, adjusting to college life, time management, etc. 2 Cr. Fall.