Foundations For General Education And Professional Success – gen200 (3 credits)

This general education course is designed to introduce the intentional learner to communication, collaboration, information utilization, critical thinking, problem solving and professional competence and values. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach for the learner to develop personal, academic strategies in order to reach desired goals and achieve academic success.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Academic Success

  • Identify university resources required for student success.
  • Recognize the importance of personal responsibility.
  • Demonstrate the key elements of the writing process.
  • Develop educational goals.


  • Describe methods of collaboration.
  • Determine strategies for enhancing team performance.
  • Identify strategies for conflict resolution.

Information Utilization

  • Perform research in the University Library.
  • Evaluate sources of information for relevancy, reliability, and bias.
  • Demonstrate summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting information from various sources.


  • Prepare a research paper.
  • Prepare a presentation.

Critical Thinking and Professional Competence

  • Examine ethics issues.
  • Determine the relationship between higher education and professional competence.
  • Identify personal bias and emotion.

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