C A L I F O R N I A S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y B A K E R S F I E L D
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Education Building, 242
(661) 665-6911 (fax)
Dean: Dr. Edwin H. Sasaki
Advising and Information Center
(661) 665-6950 (fax)
Director: David E. Cisneros
The Division of Undergraduate Studies at California State University, Bakersfield is unique in the California State University system. It is designed to insure that the classroom and non-classroom portion of the students’ University experiences supplement each other.
The most important feature of the Division is the Academic Information and Advising Center located in Cafeteria 105. Here a student will be teamed with a General Studies Fellow. They are regular faculty who are selected to be advisors to lower division students. Specially trained and concerned about the academic progress and career planning of the students, the advisor will provide the link between the academic and the co-curriculum portions of the students’ University experience.
The Center handles freshmen advising (all majors except Liberal Studies and Child Development majors), undeclared students advising, general education information, Intensive Learning Experience advising, and disburses information relative to various academic majors, university programs, and the many services available to students. Academic counselors, student peer counselors, General Studies Fellows - all are available to assist students. Both pre-scheduled and walk-in appointments are accommodated at the Center.
The Division also offers special General Studies courses. Most of these one- or two-unit courses focus on material unavailable in the academic departments (i.e. Test Anxiety, Focus on Women, Peer Counseling, Career/Job Search) or on topics in which lower division students express an interest. Students interested in having a special course need only to contact the Division Office (EDUC 242, 664-3420). The courses also provide for orientation to the University, instruction on study skills, and personal development. The course format is always informal and conducive to student‑faculty exchange.
The Helen Louise Hawk Honors Program
The university offers a full four-year honors program to incoming freshmen and transfer students which includes the following academic and extracurricular advantages: a series of special honors-only general education classes taught by the University’s best faculty members; priority at registration time; over $100,000 in honors scholarships; senior honors seminars in which students complete a project under the direct supervision of a professor in their major discipline; personalized academic and career advising; waivers in required general education courses; travel/education opportunities; an honors lounge equipped with two televisions, a microwave oven, a popcorn machine, and a refrigerator always stocked with free soft drinks; a beautiful four-year honors medal to be worn at graduation; and frequent social events that help develop a sense of camaraderie and mutual support among the participants.
Unlike most “honors” classes taught at the high school level, CSUB’s honors courses are not graded more severely than non-honors classes. Nor are honors students asked to take any extra courses as a result of being in the program (except for one senior-year Independent Study Seminar), since each of the honors classes satisfies one of the lower- or upper-division general education requirements. Students can earn honors recognition on their transcripts by completing two years of the program; students who complete the entire four-year honors program will receive credit for this achievement on their transcripts, recognition in the graduation program, and lovely silver and gold four-year honors medals to be worn at graduation.
The Helen Louise Hawk Honors Program, which is supported by a generous one million dollar grant from local philanthropist Helen Hawk Windes, is administered by an Honors Council composed of five faculty members and a faculty director.
Information regarding the Helen Louise Hawk Honors Program is available from Dr. Michael Flachmann, Professor of English and Director of University Honors Programs (FT 201D, 664-2121), or from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies (EDUC 251, 664-3420).
GST 50 TOEFL Test Preparation (2)
This course is designed to prepare students for the TOEFL exam. Students will develop skills in listening comprehension, structure and written expression, reading comprehension, and overall test taking strategies. Students will accomplish skill-building exercises and gain experience in taking diagnostic and practice TOEFL tests. In addition, vocabulary acquisition is an integral component of this course. Course does not count toward graduation. Offered through Extended University on a credit, no-credit basis only.
GST 61 Math Brush Up (2)
Math Brush Up is designed to assist CSUB students who need to strengthen their basic math skills or who want a basic math refresher in preparation for more difficult math courses or standardized tests. GST 61 provides mathematically sound and comprehensive coverage of topics essential to a college-level basic math course. Students will actively practice concepts as they are introduced, ensuring their mastery and retention. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only.
GST 103 Funding Your Education (2)
This course is designed to assist students in understanding the different types of financial aid available, how to properly complete the FAFSA (Free Application for financial Aid) and money management skills. Each class session will be comprised of lecture, assessment of subject matter, and assignments. The course material will contain information that will be helpful to undergraduate and graduate students. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only.
GST 105 Nuts and Bolts of Money Management (1)
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to assess their money management style. Guest lecturers will instruct on such topics as getting out of debt, setting up a budget, using credit cards and building a financial plan. This class is offered on a credit, or no-credit basis.
GST 106A, 106B, 106C BBEST Education Seminars I (1)
This course is designed to introduce students to the BBEST (Blended Baccalaureate for Excellence in Studies and Teaching) program and the teaching field. GST 106 is offered for three quarters (106A, 106B and 106C) to provide students during their freshman year with an understanding of the BBEST program and to furnish them with pertinent information, involve them in preliminary field experiences, and introduce them to a variety of professionals in the field. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 115 Academic Success Via Vocabulary (2)
Academic Success via Vocabulary is designed to help students develop and expand their vocabulary. The class combines lectures, discussion, and word-building activities to teach students how to build on their current knowledge of words and incorporate new words into their speaking and writing. Specific topics covered in GST 115 include word parts (prefixes, suffixes, and roots), word families, Greek and Latin roots, high-frequency words, and common words from other disciplines. Successful GST 115 students will learn how to use college-level, academic vocabulary, increase their reading level, determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, and learn words that pertain to their major or their field of study.
GST 116 Reading for College Success (2)
Reading for College Success will teach students advanced reading and critical thinking skills such as understanding vocabulary in context, integrating inferential and analytical techniques when reading, synthesizing information, summarizing content, evaluating and making judgments, analyzing different reading genres, and applying study reading strategies to textbooks. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on work with a variety of reading selections and supplementary material, students will practice the following reading skills: finding the main idea, understanding supporting details, recognizing implied main ideas and inferences, determining patterns of organization and purpose and tone, and distinguishing between fact and opinion. This course will help students read more effectively for their courses, their jobs, recreation, or any other activity for which reading is essential.
GST 118 Making it in College (2)
This course presents study techniques, memory tools, self-exploration exercises, and explores career and major alternatives. The object of the course is to help develop interpersonal communication skills and study skills necessary to succeed both in and out of the University. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 119 Techniques of Peer Advising (2)
This class is designed to provide students who are interested in performing peer services an opportunity to develop skills typically required for such responsibilities. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 121 Introduction to University Studies (2)
A series of seminars designed to aid the transition to the University studies for students with nontraditional backgrounds. The course will emphasize University survival skills and will utilize faculty and staff from the various disciplines and student services. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 124 Beyond Grief (1)
Students may experience multiple losses during their educational career and life span. This course is designed to help students learn about the grief process by teaching a constructive approach to the problem of loss. This course is offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 126 Researching the Electronic Library (2)
An introduction to effective research techniques using Library electronic resources. Emphasis will be placed upon skills necessary for the identification, retrieval, and evaluation of information for general and specific topics. Students will acquire the competencies necessary to develop an effective search strategy and find research materials, including references to journal articles, full text articles in electronic format, government publications, books and Internet resources.
GST 128 Stress Management (1)
Too much stress can affect your performance in school. This course will provide general information, guides for stress management, and wellness. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 129 Women, Self-Esteem, and Academic Success (1)
Utilizes a group format for discussion and personal evaluation of how self-esteem affects academic success and living. When women are able to build their self-esteem, they can increase their effectiveness and take charge of their lives. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 131 Assertiveness Training (2)
A discussion-practice course designed to teach students how to express opinions, feelings, and attitudes in an effective and socially appropriate manner. The goal is to improve self-confidence and self-expression in academic and nonacademic settings. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis. Limited enrollment.
GST 132 Women’s Day (1)
The Women’s Day program will focus on efforts to empower women and increase their participation in public office as well as deal with the ongoing issues of discrimination that they continue to face.
GST 134 Careers in the Physical Sciences (1)
Overview of the careers in Chemistry, Geology, and Physics for students interested in a degree and employment opportunities in these fields. The class will consist of presentations by professionals from the community, the CSUB Physical Sciences faculty, and CSUB Science alumni. In addition, there will be visits to local companies or government agencies that employ scientists. A field trip fee may be required.
GST 136 Thinking Critically (2)
This course is designed to help students develop the critical thinking skills necessary for persuasive, logical writing and effective reading. Students will study arguments, fallacies, and the uses of language as they write and discuss current, often controversial, issues. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 137 Critical Research Skills (2)
This course is designed to help students develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to perform library searches, evaluate the applicability of research materials, and properly cite these materials in scholarly papers and annotated bibliographies. Students will study online databases, source evaluation, library organization, MLA style documentation, and document formatting. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 138 Math Anxiety Reduction Group (1)
This course combines learning strategies for approaching mathematics with anxiety reduction techniques. Each session includes a combination of math study hints with careful desensitization of math fears or phobias. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 139 Effective Parenting Skills (1)
Students, who are parents, are often overwhelmed with multiple tasks/roles while trying to be academically successful. This parenting effectiveness class examines strategies to improve communication patterns and family structure through a group format. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 140 Educating Women on Campus (2)
This course was designed to provide all female students (male students are also encouraged to enroll) with information and resources involving health, social, educational, career and personal issues. It is meant to offer practical solutions and awareness on the above issues. This class also covers issues adult students face upon re-entry to school. Guest speakers from the community and campus will be included as part of the instructional components of the course. The opportunity for students to affiliate with the CSUB “Educating Women on Campus Club” is highly recommended.
GST 142 Cinco de Mayo (1)
Plan, develop and carry out major activities of the Cinco de Mayo celebration and other Chicano cultural activities at CSUB. Emphasis will be on developing some skill in the planning and coordination of complex activities and on examining the historical, social, and educational roles of this and other cultural events in society.
GST 149 Gay/Lesbian Issues (1)
This course provides an introductory exposure to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered issues through lecture, presentation, activities, and discussion. Each quarter a new topic of importance to gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered individuals will be presented. Recent examples include Gays and Lesbians in the Media, Gays and Lesbians in Sports, Queer Films of Derek Jarman, Queer Poetry, Gay Spirituality. The goal of this course is to provide understanding and exposure specifically for an individual who wants to better understand a family member or friend who is gay, for a person seeking a positive supportive environment to explore their own gay identity, or for any person attempting to understand human diversity. This course may be repeated for five units of credit as the content and topic changes each quarter. For additional information see the GST 149 Welcome page in WebCT or contact the psychology department. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only.
GST 150 Lecture Series (1)
Lectures, discussions, and films on varied topics. One lecture, one discussion per week. May be repeated. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only.
GST 151 Researching and Writing the Term Paper (2)
Learn effective strategies to research and write a term paper. The course takes students step-by-step through the research process of selecting a topic, developing a thesis, accessing information, learning library and Internet search methods, creating an outline, and organizing the rough draft.
GST 156 Adult Children of Alcoholics or Trauma (1)
Through topic lecture and group interaction, students who grew up in homes where they were emotionally, sexually or physically abused or neglected will: 1) examine the issues, thoughts and roles they assumed; 2) identify where these issues are affecting them today; 3) develop strategies to change unwanted behavior. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis. Enrollment is limited.
GST 157 Advancing Academic Confidence (2)
Advance your academic confidence by participating in this 6-week college skills course. It is designed to help you master the fundamental skills necessary to make each course a success-listening skills, getting the most out of lectures, memory techniques, SQ4R, etc. Truly a practical course designed to help any student do better academically. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 159 Managing Psych Disabilities (1)
Many students with psychological disabilities experience difficulty attending and completing college as a result of anxiety, low stress tolerance, and lack of self-confidence and self-esteem. This course will teach students symptom management skills, and assistance with locating and utilizing campus and community resources. Guest speakers, group discussions, and reflective papers provide the course format. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 160 Orientation to California State University, Bakersfield (1-2)
This course introduces students to the University, provides an opportunity to check basic study skills, and begins the process of career and life goal clarification. Students who enter the University with less than 20 quarter units are required to take this course. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 162 Coping with Math Anxiety (1)
Designed to teach students skills and techniques for coping with and overcoming anxiety in testing situation. Each session will include step-by-step procedures for enhancing physical relaxation, focused mental attention, and effective mastery of course material. Simultaneous enrollment in at least one 5-unit course is desirable. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 165A, CAMP Career Development (2)
This course is only for CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program) students. This course is designed to assist students to begin thinking about what career they will pursue. The students will participate in mock interviews, learn how to create clear and concise resumes, identify career interest, and participate in class presentations. Students will have the opportunity to have classroom discussions with guest speakers from various community professionals.
GST 166 Community Service Projects (1-5)
Designed to provide an opportunity for students to earn university credit for participating in service projects. Past projects include Daffodil Days, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and others. The Disability Services Office offers students two units of university credit who volunteer to work as note takers. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 173, 174, 175 African-American Experience I, II, and III (1)
With the emphasis on the development of organizational skills, the primary focus will be planning and implementation of programs for the observance of Black History month. Enhances cultural awareness through personal involvement. Current issues will be explored in a small group format. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 184 Study Abroad with ISEP (2)
CSUB is the only public university in California selected for institutional membership in ISEP (International Student Exchange Program). Under ISEP our students can study abroad at any of over one hundred universities in thirty-six countries around the world for one term, one year, or longer, paying only usual costs of fees, room and board here. This course will provide academic information on ISEP and other Study Abroad programs. Former ISEP participants and incoming exchange students will share their experience. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 185 Student Union Government (1)
Provides participants with education, training and development for student union leadership. Class members will also help to select, plan, and present Student Union activities and programs. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 194 Mastering Academics, College Study Skills (2)
The purpose of this course is to strengthen academic skills needed in a university setting. Topics covered include time management, reading textbooks, note-taking, recall of information, study strategies, test-taking, and more. The format of this credit/no-credit class is lecture and discussion, with an emphasis on in-class activities.
GST 195 Learning Disability Assessment (1)
Students who suspect they have a learning disability must be tested and diagnosed as LD before being able to receive educational accommodations under Section 504 of the National Rehabilitation Act. Contact the Disabled Student Services Center for more information. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 196 Introduction to Assistive Technology (1)
This course will introduce students to the newest software applications and equipment that are being used by persons with disabilities. Students will receive a general understanding of the use and function of assistive technology, specifically as it relates to educational and academic settings. Sessions will provide students with a hands-on opportunity to learn to use screen enlargers, screen readers, voice recognition programs, a Braille printer, Kurzweil, and CCTV. The objective of the course is to instruct students in alternative ways to obtain information through the most current assistive technologies. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 200 Meet the World (2)
Selected international students and faculty members will give presentations and lead discussions on the geography, culture, and recent events of their native counties. A variety of professors with personal interest and experience abroad will serve as the instructor and moderator. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 205 Career/Job Search (2)
Assists students in selecting college major and/or career. Coursework includes units on self-knowledge and how it is acquired, exploration of options, career information resources, company research, the professional job search, and group discussions on the role of values, skills, and attitudes in the workplace. Emphasis will be upon preparing for a job search. This includes assessing personal traits, skills, experience, and methods used to communicate this to potential employers. Students will complete class with a professional resume, cover letter, and enhanced interviewing skill.
GST 206A, 206B BBEST (1)
GST 206 is a course designed to introduce students to the BBEST (Blended Baccalaureate for Excellence in Studies and Teaching) program and the teaching field. GST 206 is offered two quarters (206A and 206B) during BBEST students’ sophomore year to provide students with an understanding of the BBEST program and to furnish them with pertinent information, involve them in preliminary field experiences, and introduce them to a variety of professionals in the field. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 207A Community Service Learning I (2)
This course will provide an in depth community service learning experience and provide academic credit in exchange of volunteer service. Students can choose where they do their service activities or choose from preexisting internship sites. This course is open to all students regardless of major or level and each student can arrange for the site to fit his or her schedule and interests. All students are required to access and participate in the course via WebCT. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 207B Community Service Learning II (2)
This course is a continuation of GST 207A, Community Service Learning I. Prerequisite: credit in GST 207A or permission of instructor. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 207C Community Service Learning III (2)
This course is a continuation of GST 207B, Community Service Learning II. Prerequisite: credit in GST 207B or permission of instructor. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 208 Social Activism (1)
Students will attend an educational symposium on racism, featuring speakers from the community. The purpose of this discussion session is to foster understanding of the differences between people of different ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. Each student will be required to attend an orientation and a post-symposium discussion. To receive credit, the student must also complete a paper outlining a plan of action based on their personal experiences and the topics discussed at each of the three meetings. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 209 Psychology of Prejudice and Tolerance (1)
This class will explore personal and psychological aspects of prejudice in connection with a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California. Each student will be expected to relate historical information to his/her life and culture in a reaction paper. Students must attend the first class meeting (listed in the class schedule), the field trip, and the class discussion to obtain credit. Fee for field trip is required. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 210 Succeeding in College (1)
What does it take to do well at CSUB? Discussions of everything from note-taking to networking to managing personal finances will give you the inside track on getting the most out of the opportunities Cal State has to offer. Guest speakers, faculty, and students from various disciplines will share their perspectives on “Succeeding in College.” Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 211 Succeeding in Careers (1)
Area professionals, CSUB faculty, and recent graduates will share with us their insights into what it takes to secure and advance in a position in your chosen career field. Guest lecturers and group discussion. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 212 Succeeding in Life (1)
Discussion of strategies and planning college that students can use to lead productive, fulfilling lives. Ways to balance professional and personal needs and demands. Guest lecturers on various topics from “Reducing Stress” to “Interpersonal Communication.” Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 215 Grammar/Rhetoric Review LD (3)
This course will help students review the essentials of rhetoric and traditional grammar as they are used in English classrooms today at all levels of education. This course is required for students who want to tutor for the English or Communications Department. This course would be especially good for students who want to teach. It would also be helpful for any students who want to review grammar, usage, and rhetoric guidelines to improve their own writing. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 219 Eating Management-Caring About Self (1)
The course is designed to examine items associated with the development of awareness toward eating behavior. Attention will be given to factors which influence one’s eating pattern. The course will provide opportunities for the sharing of information related to eating, information pertaining to nutrition, encourage the value of regular exercise and the “caring for self” as the essential theme to effective eating management. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 225 ELM Preparation and Review (2)
The course will discuss test techniques and strategies, reduction of test anxiety, and cover three major mathematical areas: Algebra: polynomials, rational expressions, powers and roots, solutions of equations and inequalities, standard graphs and functions; Geometry: perimeter, area, simple volume, triangles, similarities, right angle trig; Data Analysis: graphs and tables, finite probability, descriptive statistics. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 261 Leadership, Public Service, and Citizenship (2)
The course seeks to increase student interests and understanding of the basic principles of and the need for effective leaders and responsible leadership in contemporary society. This includes the value of public service and informed citizenship. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 263 Public Presentations (2)
With an emphasis on enhancing leadership skills and providing motivation to achieve educational goals, this course will provide instruction in communication concepts, in-service training in campus resources, aspects of public speaking and related projects. Students will be required to participate in field work and presentations in the high schools. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 264 Academic Enrichment Workshop Series (2)
Students will undergo assessment to determine their own specific academic needs. A seven-session workshop will be designed to target those specific needs. This is a course that can greatly benefit those in need of academic support and those on academic probation. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 265, 266, 267 Mexican Culture and History Through Dance I, II and III (2)
Lecture consists of Pre-Columbia culture, influences from various different countries and their roles in creating Mexican fold dance traditions. Focus will be on the states located in Northern Mexico. Lab includes instruction on dances from various Mexican states and/or time eras.
GST 277 Special Topics (1-5)
This course provides students with an opportunity to examine areas of special interest and/or to allow investigation of topics not ordinarily covered in regular five unit courses. Faculty as well as students may propose topics. May be repeated for different offerings. Special Topics courses will not satisfy any general education requirements. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only. Course descriptions are published in the quarterly class schedules.
GST 278 Finer Things in Life - Entertainment at CSUB (1)
Provides an opportunity for students to attend events where outstanding artists perform or present work at CSUB while receiving credit. You will also speak with the performer and/or artists about their work. Written reaction papers required on chosen events.
GST 285 Women and Entitlement (2)
Women faculty members (and an occasional outside lecturer) will speak each week on their area of specialization with the emphasis on the entitlement of women to fulfill their individual potential. Women often have a lower sense than men of their own value, and of the rewards and recognition they are entitled to receive. Subjects to be investigated are: sports, literature, arts, psychology, education, finance and questions of role model and self-image.
GST 286 Women’s Entitlement Practicum Lab (1)
This one-unit practicum component moves from the idea of entitlement to action. Group exercises in esteem building and personal assertiveness will help participants become comfortable with active involvement in a variety of life settings.
GST 287A, 287B, 287C Occupational Opportunities I, II, III (2)
Have you avoided choosing your major? Are you unsure about what you’re going to do when you graduate? The process of selecting a career is often confusing and sometimes frightening. This course will help you explore occupational opportunities that are compatible with who you are, that will satisfy your personal needs, and fulfill your professional goals. Field trips to graduate schools, businesses, and professional sites will be included.
GST 290 Club Literario (2)
To enroll in this course, students must belong to Club Literario “Hermes” under the advisorship of Dr. Helia M. Corral, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Students publish a bilingual literary magazine. The club raises funds; sponsors workshops, lectures, and conferences on reading, writing, editing, publishing, and literature; organizes cultural fieldtrips; and participates in CSUB’s student life. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 295 Anger Management (1)
This course teaches about anger as an emotion and a behavior. Students will learn how to effectively identify, express and manage anger in order to be more successful as a student, and in later life. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 301 Personal Relationships (1)
This instructional course will focus on learning effective communication strategies to manage conflict in personal relationships. Students will discover their own communications style by taking the Meyer’s Briggs Personality Inventory. The class is offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 302 CBEST Test Preparation (5)
This course is designed to prepare students to earn passing scores on all sections of the CBEST exam. This is accomplished by taking practice tests, developing test-taking skills, learning how to write well and to thoroughly proofread one’s writing, and by thinking critically and analytically. Students will complete a variety of practice exams, write a number of essays, and study vocabulary in and out of context. Arithmetic, algebra, measurement and geometry will also be reviewed. Offered through Extended University on a credit, no-credit basis only.
GST 303 ELPDI Summer Institute Part I (4)
The English Language Development Professional Institute was designed by the School of Education at CSU, Bakersfield in collaboration with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office. The institute was developed to provide quality in-service for site-based school teams in order to meet the special needs of English Language Learners. Course is offered through Extended University in the summer.
GST 304 ELPDI Summer Institute Part II (6)
This course is a continuation of ELPDI Part I. Course is offered through Extended University in the summer.
GST 390 Computer Literacy (3)
Lecture session will focus on a detailed examination of the relationship between computers and society. Lab sessions will focus on developing general computer “literacy” and specific skills in word processing, graphics, data base management, spreadsheets, data analysis and use of the Internet. Lectures and labs will explore a variety of computer platforms (PC, Macintosh, and Mainframe systems) as well as the Internet. This course meets the Liberal Studies Credential microcomputer prerequisite requirement.
GST 393 Introduction to Microcomputers-IBM PC (3)
This course is designed to allow the novice to learn how to use the IBM PC. There is a slight bias toward applications having to do with education. Students will learn to use an editor, a word processor, a spreadsheet, and other applications depending on the interest of the class. This course is cross-listed with CMPS 431. This course meets the Liberal Studies Credential microcomputer prerequisite requirement.
GST 396A/B/C Tutor Training (1)
This course provides CSUB tutors with tutor training, specifically in math and English. This course is required for all new CSUB on- and off-campus tutors. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis.
GST 397 AmeriCorps Training (1)
This course is designed to provide existing KEMP and/or Lamont tutors the opportunity to become AmeriCorps Members. This course will cover AmeriCorps goals, objectives, practice civic engagement, leadership, team building, professional career exploration, and involvement in community service projects. In order to receive credit, students will need to attend all scheduled class meetings, complete two written assignments, and participate in two community service projects. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only.
HCOR 396 Human Corp Community Service (1)
The course provides student volunteers with an opportunity to gain community service experience working with non-profit, governmental, educational or community-based service organizations. Open to all students in good academic standing, regardless of major or class standing. A student may suggest a suitable placement or request an assignment from the Human Corps office. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only.
GST 415 Grammar/Rhetoric Review UD (3)
This course will help students review the essentials of rhetoric and traditional grammar as they are used in English classrooms today at all levels of education. This course is required for students who want to tutor for the English or Communications Department. This course would be especially good for students who want to teach. It would also be helpful for any students who want to review grammar, usage, and rhetoric guidelines to improve their own writing.