GENR - General College Credit

GENR 104 Introduction to College Success (1)

Examines skills required to maximize the college experience within the liberal arts framework. Examines learning styles, critical thinking, personal responsibility and use of resources. Limited to first-semester students.


GENR 105 Introduction to College Success II (1)

Prerequisite: GENR 104 and participation in the SSS program. A continuation of GENR-104 where students will develop self-awareness and lifelong learning skills. Examines career exploration, personality preferences, learning styles and emotional intelligence. This course meets in the second half of the semester.


GENR 106 Intro to Central: Transfers (1)

This course provides transfer students with an introduction to Central College.  Class discussion will address acclimation to Central’s community, engagement in activities and how to succeed academically.


GENR 204-SS Introduction to College Success III (1)

Prerequisite: GENR-104 and GENR-105. This course serves as a follow-up to GENR-104-SS Intro to College Success I and GENR-105-SS Intro to College Success II from the initial semester and continues to help students get acclimated to life at Central. Topics include increasing self-awareness of individual strengths and interests, increasing financial literacy, formulation of career goals, exploration of cultural diversity and empathy, and a variety to wellness concepts.


GENR 214 Mock Trial (1-2)

Students will study the American judicial process and argue a simulated civil or criminal case in multiple intercollegiate competitions sponsored under the auspices of the American Mock Trial Association.  The course focuses on the development of critical thinking and oral communication skills.  Offered for two credits in the fall and one credit in the spring.  Unlimited repeats allowed.  Pass/No Credit basis..


GENR 215 Research Strategies (3)

Prerequisite: second-year standing or above. This course focuses on information sources, information retrieval, and research design to prepare students for intermediate-to-advanced academic research. Students will learn about the organization of information, ethical and legal considerations in research, and emerging issues in the fields of information management and academic publishing.


GENR 225 Pre-Departure Seminar (.5)

This course is designed to complement each student’s study abroad experience and is a mandatory part of your study abroad. It will prepare you for what you are about to encounter abroad and will explore how culture affects the way we perceive the world around us and examine, more closely, specific culture(s) of your program country. Pass/No Credit basis.


GENR 225 Re-entry Seminar (.5)

This course is designed to complement the study abroad experience and is mandatory when you return to campus. It will assist you in processing your experience and help you find productive ways to share your experience with others back at home. Pass/No Credit basis.


GENR 292 Library Practicum (Arr)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Involves individualized projects related to library practices, research, technology training or other related areas. May be repeated. Pass/No Credit basis.


GENR 283 Experiential Module (1-2)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Provides for individualized experiential opportunity in an approved off-campus cross-cultural experience. Requires consultation with a faculty member, preparation and approval of a proposal that specifies a required bibliography on the target culture, the type of reflection that will take place, the format of the final product and the presentation of a final product. Requires a minimum of 15 hours of direct contact for each hour of credit requested. Also requires participation in diversity training and orientation seminar unless previously completed. Pass/No Credit. May be repeated.