Director: Phil Packer
Secretary: Laretta Dayton (208) 496-1167
Department Faculty:
Sid AhrendsenJeff NewmanJacque Weekes

 

Associate Degree
Students who desire to transfer to another university after two years may graduate with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree with a major in General Studies.

Bachelor in University Studies
Students who desire to tailor their own program can graduate with the Bachelor of Science in University Studies or the the Bachelor of Arts in University Studies. The unviersity studies degrees require the completion of general education and university requirements, a minor and two clusters, or two minors and a cluster, at least 120 credit hours of which 30 must be upper division and 30 must be taken in residence.

For more information on either the associate degrees or the bachelor of universiy studies, go to the Career and Advising Center, Kimball 250, or call (208) 496-1167.

General Studies Courses
Courses listed under General Studies include developmental courses, studies skills, leadership, service learning, college success, and career decision making. They are open to all students as elective credit.

 
Program Description


 
A.A.  in General Studies (398)   
This degree is for students who want to transfer to a different school after completing a two year degree.

Students fill all general education and university requirements and take elective courses to reach the required 60 hours for graduation.

General Education Requirements

For a complete listing of the General Education and University Requirements go to General Education
 
Major Requirements
   


 
A.S.  in General Studies (399)   
This degree is for students who want to transfer to a different school after completing a two year degree.

Students fill all general education and university requirements and take elective courses to reach the required 60 hours for graduation.

General Education Requirements

For a complete listing of the General Education and University Requirements go to General Education
 
Major Requirements
   


 
B.A.  in University Studies (798)   
The B.A. in University Studies is for students who desire to design their own program. Students must complete all general education and university requirements, a minor and two clusters or two minors and a cluster, and all other requirements for gradution. This degree is not designed to prepare students to compete in the job market in specific areas such as business or accounting. It can be used to prepare a student for some professional schools, graduate schools, or for jobs which simply require a bachelor degree without a specific discipline. Students should carefully evaluate their career goals and consult with an advisor before selecting this major.

Since the student designs the degree requirements, not specific courses are listed as general education or major requirements.

General Education Requirements

For a complete listing of the General Education and University Requirements go to General Education
 
Major Requirements
   


 
B.S.  in University Studies (799)   
The B.S. in University Studies is for students who desire to design their own program. Students must complete all general education and university requirements, a minor and two clusters or two minors and a cluster, and all other requirements for gradution. This degree is not designed to prepare students to compete in the job market in specific areas such as business or accounting. It can be used to prepare a student for some professional schools, graduate schools, or for jobs which simply require a bachelor degree without a specific discipline. Students should carefully evaluate their career goals and consult with an advisor before selecting this major.

Since the student designs the degree requirements, not specific courses are listed as general education or major requirements.

General Education Requirements

For a complete listing of the General Education and University Requirements go to General Education
 
Major Requirements
   
 
Course Descriptions

GS 100 Career Exploration (1:2:0)
Fee:  $20.00
Designed to aid in making a decision concerning a career or a major. In-depth aptitude tests given to help students identify strengths concerning majors and careers.
 
GS 101 Principles of Personal Achievement (2:2:0)
The capacity to determine ones success in college, and life, begins from within, from the way we see the world we live in and the attitudes we use to approach it. This course examines life from a principles and perspectives viewpoint, then encourages an application using the many resources available across campus. The intent is to focus on principles that produce success in college and beyond.
 
GS 102 Study Skills (1:2:0)
Designed to help students improve learning effectiveness, attitude and motivation, time scheduling, goal setting, study habits, and teacher/student interaction. Provides an orientation to services and resources available to students.
 
GS 103A Concentration and Memory (0.5:0:0)
Students can enroll in the Study Skills modules listed below by going to the Study Skills Center(Mck 266). The Study Skills modules can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Students can enroll in two modules at a time and are limited to two modules per block. No student will be allowed to enroll in a module after the 12th week of the semester. Students may not register for the same module twice in one semester.
 
GS 103B Notes & Listening (0.5:0:0)
Students can enroll in the Study Skills modules listed below by going to the Study Skills Center(Mck 266). The Study Skills modules can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Students can enroll in one module at a time and are limited to two modules per block. No student will be allowed to enroll in a module after the 12th week of the semester. Students may not register for the same module twice in one semester.
 
GS 103C Thinking Skills (0.5:0:0)
Students can enroll in the Study Skills modules listed below by going to the Study Skills Center(Mck 266). The Study Skills modules can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Students can enroll in one module at a time and are limited to two modules per block. No student will be allowed to enroll in a module after the 12th week of the semester. Students may not register for the same module twice in one semester.
 
GS 103D Textbook Study Methods (0.5:0:0)
Students can enroll in the Study Skills modules listed below by going to the Study Skills Center(Mck 266). The Study Skills modules can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Students can enroll in one module at a time and are limited to two modules per block. No student will be allowed to enroll in a module after the 12th week of the semester. Students may not register for the same module twice in one semester.
 
GS 103E Time Management (0.5:0:0)
Students can enroll in the Study Skills modules listed below by going to the Study Skills Center(Mck 266). The Study Skills modules can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Students can enroll in one module at a time and are limited to two modules per block. No student will be allowed to enroll in a module after the 12th week of the semester. Students may not register for the same module twice in one semester.
 
GS 103F Test Skills (0.5:0:0)
Students can enroll in the Study Skills modules listed below by going to the Study Skills Center(Mck 266). The Study Skills modules can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Students can enroll in one module at a time and are limited to two modules per block. No student will be allowed to enroll in a module after the 12th week of the semester. Students may not register for the same module twice in one semester.
 
GS 103G Individual Study Workshop (0.5:0:0)
Students can enroll in the Study Skills modules listed below by going to the Study Skills Center(Mck 266). The Study Skills modules can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Students can enroll in one module at a time and are limited to two modules per block. No student will be allowed to enroll in a module after the 12th week of the semester. Students may not register for the same module twice in one semester.
 
GS 103J Studying Chemistry (0.5:0:0)
Students can enroll in the Study Skills modules listed below by going to the Study Skills Center(Mck 266). The Study Skills modules can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. Students can enroll in one module at a time and are limited to two modules per block. No student will be allowed to enroll in a module after the 12th week of the semester. Students may not register for the same module twice in one semester.
 
GS 104 Pre-Campus Orientation (1:0:0)
An online course dedicated to helping new students succeed. No matter how well you performed in high school, this course will present new and different academic challenges and opportunites for learning and growth.
 
GS 108A Tutor Training-General (1-3:0:0)
Tutor training to meet student needs and national certification. Training in establishing rapport, assessing needs, teaching study habits, helping students accept responsibility.
 
GS 108B Tutor Training-Reading (1-3:0:0)
Tutor training to meet student needs and national certification. Training in establishing rapport, assessing needs, teaching study habits, helping students accept responsibility.
 
GS 108C Tutor Training-Writing (1-3:0:0)
Tutor training to meet student needs and national certification. Training in establishing rapport, assessing needs, teaching study habits, helping students accept responsibility.
 
GS 108D Tuto Training-Math (1-3:0:0)
Tutor training to meet student needs and national certification. Training in establishing rapport, assessing needs, teaching study habits, helping students accept responsibility.
 
GS 108E Tutor Training-Study Skills (1-3:0:0)
Tutor training to meet student needs and national certification. Training in establishing rapport, assessing needs, teaching study habits, helping students accept responsibility.
 
GS 109A Tutor Training-Advanced (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: GS 108A
Advanced tutor training to meet student needs and national certification training in collaborative learning, learning strategies, structuring the learning experience and tutoring in specific subject areas.
 
GS 210 Leadership For Life (1-3:3:1)
Students will learn the principles and skills of effective leadership and service. Christ's example and the Gospel will be the fundamental foundation on which this course is built. The knowledge and experience gained may be used in various responsibilites throughout life such as in the family, Church, workplace, or community. Planning and carrying out a significant service activity will be an important component of this course. This course is open to all students (limited enrollment).
 
GS 220 Leadership Practicum (3:3:1)
Study and practice leadership principles that Jesus Christ demonstrated in his perfect leadership. "We will find it very difficult to be significant leaders unless we recognize the reality of the perfect leader, Jesus Christ!" (Jesus: The Perfect Leader, by Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, August 1979, p.7). "Membership in the Church is a call to leadership." (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 322). "Effective teaching is the very essence of leadership in the Church"(President Gordon B. Hinckley, Improving Gospel Teaching, p. 1). This class is all about "students leading students" by "students teaching students" to know and understand the doctrines and principles of the gospel. (Will fill the student on-line, internet requirement.)
 
GS 220B Advanced Leadership Practicum (3:3:1)
Prerequisite: Leadership Practicum and instructor's approval.
Three principles are studied and practiced in this class. (1) Effective teaching is the very essence of leadership in the Church(President Gordon B. Hinckley, Improving Gospel Teaching,p.1)(Elder Dallin H. Oaks). (2) The Apartment Home is a place of teaching and learning. (3) True Doctrine, understood, changes behavior(Elder Boyd K. Packer). This class will lead, teach, and mentor the Leadership Practicum students.
 
GS 290A LSI Leadership (1-3:1:0)
Designed to train LSI Student Leaders in principles of leadership and service. This course will emphasize important knowledge and skills necessary to conduct leadership training and community service at BYU-Idaho and throughout life. Learning will be accomplished through instruction, discussion, application, and reflection.
 
GS 290B APT Leadership (1:1:0)
Designed to train LSI Student Leaders in principles of leadership and service. This course will emphasize important knowledge and skills necessary to conduct leadership training and community service at BYU-Idaho and throughout life. Learning will be accomplished through instruction, discussion, application, and reflection.
 
GS 290C Student Leader (1-2:0:0)
Designed to train LSI Student Leaders in principles of leadership and service. This course will emphasize important knowledge and skills necessary to conduct leadership training and community service at BYU-Idaho and throughout life. Learning will be accomplished through instruction, discussion, application, and reflection.
 
GS 290D Service-Learning Practicum (1:0:0)
Upon the recommendation of a faculty member or in conjunction with a person's coursework, a student may earn one credit by serving 30-35 hours at an agency or service site, attending 2-3 reflection sessions, and writing four, one-page papers that connects their service experience with their coursework. The credit is repeatable and grading is on a pass/fail basis. Interested students may learn more by contacting Doug Ladle, Faculty Coordinator of Service-Learning, Taylor 202A.