All GSD courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

GSD 101 Keys to Success (2)(2,0)

This course provides new students with an extensive orientation to college. Students will explore the various student support resources at Elgin Community College. Topics include: achieving success in college, managing finances, motivation and goal setting, learning styles, relating to others, and self-esteem. This class has a strong emphasis on group work and peer learning. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (2 ) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Summer

GSD 120 Exploring Careers and College Majors (1)(1,0)

Intended as an aid to students who are undecided or uncertain as to a college program of study and the subsequent occupational fields that are closely related to academic training. On a structured, small group basis the student will be exposed to topics on the following steps on the career ladder: The relationship of personal interests, values, abilities, and life style preferences to career decision-making, work stereotypes and barriers; an assessment of interest, values and abilities as well as how to interpret such assessments; the philosophy of work and the meaning of "career;" the relevant aspects of planning a career, such as the availability of training, cost, length of training, job market and future job trends. The participant will have ample opportunity to interact with the instructor and other students. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (2 ) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $157 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

GSD 123 Peer Educator Development (1-2)(1,0)

(1-2, 0) In this course participants will develop skills to successfully guide other college students by identifying complex issues that affect an individual's ability to make a successful transition. Participants are introduced to student development theory while learning mentoring, cultural competency and leadership skills. The skills are applied through experiential activities using reflection to reinforce learning, lead with theory and promote participant growth and development. Course is repeatable three times. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None Recommended: Students be in a verified campus or community leadership position such as: Student Orientation Leader, Peer Leader, Student Government Leader, Student Trustee, Club Officer, Trustee Scholars, Recovery Peers, Admissions Ambassadors, Supplemental Instructors, In-class tutors, Athletics, Emerging Scholars, Academic or Honors Fraternity Officer, etc.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

GSD 150 SERVE - Volunteer (.5-1)(0,0)

(0, 1.5-3) This course is intended to meet legislative guidelines which provide students with opportunities to participate in community service experiences. Students will select and be placed in an agency based on their skills, knowledge and interest. Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, literacy training, neighborhood improvement, increasing environmental safety, animal shelter care, assisting the elderly or disabled, and providing mental health care. Repeatable to four credits. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

GSD 160 Job Search Strategies (1)(1,0)

This course focuses on the strategies and materials needed to conduct a successful job search. Students will learn a wide variety of job search strategies and how to maintain a consistent search and a positive perspective. They will write a resume and related correspondence, learn the process of informational interviewing, and practice employment interviews using video feedback. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (2 ) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies