Course Description

General Education



GED 100
First-Year Seminar [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course introduces first-year students to the college environment. Through journal writing, focused discussion, individual and group projects, and self-assessment activities, students are encouraged to examine their own goals in the context of the undergraduate community. Sophomore students share mentoring responsibilities with the instructor. Required of all first-year students. Course fee applicable.

GED 100H
FYS:Freedom in Rochester and the World [Honors Option] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
A key component to the Global Honors Program is the Honors First Year Seminar course. First Year Seminar is designed to introduce first year students at Roberts Wesleyan College to college life. In addition to introducing the students to their new academic setting, the Honors First Year Seminar course will focus on a foundational principle held by B. T. Roberts: freedom. In this course, students will explore political movements and innovations from Rochester, NY, that led to various forms of freedom, not only in Western New York, but in the country and subsequently the world. Through a series of readings, historical Rochester site visits and guest lecturers, students will learn about: B.T. Roberts and the rich history of Roberts Wesleyan College, his views on women’s rights and slavery and his foundational work in the Free Methodist church. The work and lives of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, and explore how their freedom movements impacted the world. Additionally, students will learn about modern day slavery and the lessons learned from connections between the past and present. The Erie Canal, discovering how the canal system opened up freedom of commerce in the Rochester area and around the world. The invention of Photographic Film and how it revolutionized photography. Students will also research how the camera has been used to photo document freedom movements around the world. Throughout the course, students will discuss what it means to be free as Christians and the responsibilities Christians have to those suffering from oppression. To put hands and feet to the discussions and explorations, the class will participate in a service project working with a local anti-human trafficking organization. This course will allow students to see the global impact of local political movements and innovations and will help students realize that, no matter their location, they can make a difference in the world.

GED 200
Transcultural Studies [Trip] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students earn credit for study in connection with transcultural travel or immersion experiences. Pre-travel and post-travel seminars and written assignments (journal, reflection paper, etc.) are expected.

GED 250
First-Year Seminar Mentor [Work Experience] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Sophomores team with faculty as mentors for First-Year Seminar. Responsibilities include co-planning and debriefing of class sessions, participating in all course activities, performing administrative responsibilities, responding to student work, attending training sessions, and developing a portfolio. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

GED 250H
Honors: First-Year Seminar Mentor [Honors Option] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Sophomores team with faculty as mentors for First-Year Seminar. Responsibilities include co-planning and debriefing of class sessions, participating in all course activities, performing administrative responsibilities, responding to student work, attending training sessions, and developing a portfolio. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

GED 355
Cooperative Education [Work Experience] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
The cooperative education experience is designed to operate outside the confines of the regular classroom to aid the student in focusing on career plans and goals. Placement within organizations or businesses is intended to enhance the student's academic and career interest. Cooperative education experiences are available during fall, spring, and summer semesters to qualified students. Students must preregister a semester in advance with the appropriate department and the Registrar.

GED 401
Senior Seminar [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is designed to encourage students to examine, evaluate, and articulate their worldviews in relation to their faith and the Roberts Wesleyan academic program. The course helps students integrate their general education, disciplinary specialization, and individual interests; challenges them to apply their education to issues of importance to society; and encourages them to pursue a habit of life-long learning. Required of all seniors.

GED 401H
Honors Senior Seminar [Honors Option] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Honors students are expected to bring their expertise, gained through the senior honors project, to bear on issues addressed in GED 401. They are encouraged to probe the implications of their study through such activities as field-tested service projects and dialogue with disciplinary experts.

GED 402
Senior Integrative Project [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is a seminar that serves as a culminating experience for students majoring in Liberal Arts (B.A.) or Cross-Disciplinary Studies (B.S.). Its primary focus is the General Education goal that students will investigate connections and pursue integration among disparate learning experiences. The course includes group meetings that are class sessions to promote increased understanding through common readings and the exchange of ideas; individual meetings with the instructor to plan, monitor and evaluate each student's activities and progress; and individual activities designed to help students integrate the three Areas of Study they have chosen and prepare for graduation. Through course assignments and a final project, students will demonstrate in-depth learning, significant reflection, and meaningful integration of their Areas of Study. Prerequisite: Taken only by seniors majoring in Liberal Arts (B.A.) or Cross-Disciplinary Studies (B.S.).

GED 402
Senior Integrative Project [On-line] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is a seminar that serves as a culminating experience for students majoring in Liberal Arts (B.A.) or Cross-Disciplinary Studies (B.S.). Its primary focus is the General Education goal that students will investigate connections and pursue integration among disparate learning experiences. The course includes group meetings that are class sessions to promote increased understanding through common readings and the exchange of ideas; individual meetings with the instructor to plan, monitor and evaluate each student's activities and progress; and individual activities designed to help students integrate the three Areas of Study they have chosen and prepare for graduation. Through course assignments and a final project, students will demonstrate in-depth learning, significant reflection, and meaningful integration of their Areas of Study. Prerequisite: Taken only by seniors majoring in Liberal Arts (B.A.) or Cross-Disciplinary Studies (B.S.).

GED 495
Independent Study [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students conduct independent research in art or produce independent art projects. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently 5. Approval of the division in which the study is to be taken 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Division Chair, and the Registrar


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The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.