First-Year Programs created the GEP 101 course for incoming students at Missouri State University to help with their transition into university living. Another course, IDS 310, helps Peer Leaders cope with their duties in the classroom. Below are the course descriptions for both classes:
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations. 2 (2-0) F, S, Su.
An integrative and interdisciplinary seminar designed to introduce students to the public affairs mission, improve students' academic skills, develop a foundational knowledge of university resources, and facilitate students' successful transition to Missouri State University's community of scholars. Required of all students with fewer than 24 credit hours earned post high school. Must be taken during students' first semester. Honors students must substitute UHC 110 for this class.
IDS 310 Leadership Seminar. 1-2 D.
Designed for the study and practical application of leadership skills that will benefit student leaders working with a variety of campus programs and students. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. Sections open to Peer Leaders only are designed for the study and practical application of leadership skills that will benefit Peer Leaders working with GEP 101 instructors and students.