Learn what Georgia State University has to offer you in the classroom and beyond; become a part of the university from the beginning of your college career and make a successful transition to university life.
The GSU 1010 course provides students with essential information about the academic demands of the University, its rules, procedures, resources, and academic, social, and personal “survival skills” that contribute to academic success. The course curriculum encourages students to establish supportive relationships with peers and faculty and to become an integral part of the academic community.
When part of an FLC, the GSU 1010 New Student Orientation course serves as the central focus of Freshmen Learning Communities at Georgia State. In addition to offering you the necessary information and skills to navigate the university, GSU 1010 exposes you to the academic theme of your FLC through an examination of the general field of study and related principles.
In an effort to introduce students to campus and community resources needed to succeed during their first semester, each section of GSU 1010 offers modules on student advisement (for a successful academic career), Atlanta-Based Learning (to learn with Atlanta communities and by service learning), MyStudent Body (for drugs and alcohol awareness), and academic honesty.
Whether taken as part of an FLC or not, the grade for GSU 1010 counts in the student’s GPA; credits earned in GSU 1010 do not apply to the 120 credit hours required to graduate.
Service Learning Component
As an urban research institution in Atlanta, Georgia State offers an opportunity for students to understand the context in which they are developing as learners. Engaging in service learning activities provides students with an opportunity to connect their academic curriculum and the urban Atlanta environment.
To facilitate this entry into the Atlanta community, GSU 1010 classes are required to complete a module involving service in the Atlanta Community.
For more information on GSU 1010, call 404/413-2052 or come to the Office of Undergraduate Studies in 224 Sparks Hall.