Course Schedules

PRE-REGISTERED COURSES

All GSP students are pre-registered for some of their courses before they attend an orientation session. These courses are required for the student’s intended major and/or the GSP. Students should not adjust these courses as they are necessary for successful completion of the first year and ultimate matriculation to sophomore status in the student’s intended major.

All students are pre-registered in a mathematics course. This course may change, depending on the student’s level of readiness and/or intended major. This adjustment will be made when students meet with an advisor during their orientation session.

Students are also pre-registered for the Strategic Thinking/Learning seminar (GENS 1101). This seminar meets once a week and is required.  It is taught by the student’s GSP academic advisor. Seminars are organized by Learning Communities and offer a valuable opportunity for students to develop peer groups with like interests.

The Introduction to Writing (ENGL 1110) course is also in place. 

Other courses corresponding to a student’s Learning Community and intended major are also in place. For instance, students in the GSP Business Learning Community will see BUSN 1101 (Introduction to Business) on their schedules.

CHOOSING CORE COURSES

Depending on which Learning Community they are part of, students choose 1 or 2 NU Core courses to complete their schedules.  Students have a complete schedule when they are registered for four, 4-semester hour (SH) courses, and one 1-semester hour seminar. This means that most students will be able to choose at least one Core course when they arrive for their orientation. Please use the NU Course List to view the Core course(s) list. Students should look at courses in the 1000-2000 range that have no prerequisites. The descriptions below offer further detail on how Core courses work in each Learning Community.

GSP Undecided Learning Community
Students in this group may pick two NU Core courses. Students should consider Core classes in subject areas that interest them and which help them explore possible major choices. For example, Sociology 1101 fufills a Social Science Core requirement, and also gives students a sense of what majoring in that subject will entail.  Students in this Community may choose from the following NU Core categories:

  • Arts and Humanities, Level I
  • Comparative Study of Cultures
  • Social Science, Level I
  • Science/Technology, Level I

GSP Business Learning Community
Students in the GSP Business Learning Community pick only one NU Core course. The other three required courses (Math, English and Introduction to Business) have already been put on their schedules. Students in this Community will fulfill their Social Science Core requirement in the spring semester when they enroll in economics 1115, which is a Business requirement. Therefore, students in this Community should choose only from one of the following NU Core categories:

  • Comparative Study of Cultures
  • Arts and Humanities, Level I
  • Science/Technology, Level I

 GSP Social Sciences and Humanities Learning Community
Students in this Learning Community will choose 1-2 Core classes. Students in this Community may choose from the following NU Core categories:

  • Arts and Humanities, Level I
  • Comparative Study of Cultures
  • Social Science, Level I
  • Science/Technology, Level I

GSP Health/Science/Technology Learning Community
Students in the GSP Health/Science/Technology Learning Community usually pick one NU Core course. Students in this Community may choose from the following NU Core categories:

  • Arts and Humanities, Level I
  • Comparative Study of Cultures
  • Social Science, Level I