Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

First-Year Seminars

As a result of the academic advising and First-Year seminars, Georgia College students should:

  • Demonstrate familiarity and understanding of the liberal arts mission and academic expectations of the university and the majors in the four colleges, and involvement opportunities on campus provided through exposure to relevant material, people and experiences.
  • Evaluate the importance and benefits of engagement (study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, co-curricular activities, GIVE Center, diversity initiatives) with student organizations, faculty, staff and other students (housing, peer mentors, supplemental instructors).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of academic planning skills such as PAWS, DegreeWorks, Appointment Plus, Bobcats e-mail and other tools designed to self-register, generate degree audits, create four-year plans, locate university policies and procedures, interpret academic requirements, and manage academic progress.
  • Use career exploration to examine career opportunities within an academic major or field of study that have been identified using self-awareness, personal characteristics, skills, academic interests, aspirations, values, and goals; and to develop a four-year plan to complete career readiness milestones by the time of graduation.
  • Integrate and apply effective academic success strategies for self-improvement and academic achievement by using learning support resources (Learning Center, Writing Center, Counseling Services, Career Center, Disability Services, Financial Aid, Library Information Technology Center, etc.).