Courses

Courses Promoting Academic Success

 Seven Arts of Language (GST 1345)

This course is designed to make students more academically articulate. To this end, students study the seven arts of language. The first three are the traditional arts of language - grammar, logic and rhetoric. They provide the foundation for the next four, those arts are crucial to advanced participation in academic life: reading and writing; listening and speaking. Students who do well in this course gain valuable experience which can translate into increased academic achievement in their core classes.

Writing Principles (GST 1110)  

This one credit course supplements the compositional work of the core Literary Tradition sequence.  It focuses on the level of the sentence, mastering the anatomy and the art of the sentence.  The course moves from grammar, to information flow, to style and to eloquence – at each level exploring the various aspects of reader-friendly writing.  By integrating current writing from other courses, the course instructor serves as a coach, helping students learn how to communicate their ideas more effectively, how to shape their sentences more deliberately, and how to value and master the crucial art of revision. 

Study Skills & Academic Success (GST-1112)

This one credit course lays the foundation for the acquisition of the different skills required by the courses in the UD Core curriculum. Students taking this course will have increased organizational skills, learn how to better access campus resources and have a further grasp on the rigors of being a successful UD student.

GST 1112 Syllabus

Major & Career Planning (GST-1116)

This course is designed for students who want to explore the opportunities available to them with various majors and careers.  Class instruction encompasses: decision-making and goal-setting; self-assessment and advising; connecting personal profile with majors and careers; evaluating graduate school for various professions; and exploring diverse career settings.  This class is particularly helpful for students who are "undeclared" or considering changing majors.

GST 1116 Syllabus

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