GENR – General College Credit

GENR 104 Introduction to College Success (1)

Examines skills required to maximize the college experience within the liberal arts framework. Examines learning styles, critical thinking, personal responsibility and use of resources. Limited to first-semester students.


GENR 105 Introduction to College Success II (1)

Prerequisite: GENR 104 and participation in the SSS program. A continuation of GENR-104 where students will develop self-awareness and lifelong learning skills. Examines career exploration, personality preferences, learning styles and emotional intelligence.  This course meets in the second half of the semester.


GENR 106 Intro to Central: Transfers (1)

This course provides transfer students with an introduction to Central College.  Class discussion will address acclimation to Central’s community, engagement in activities and how to succeed academically.


GENR 130 Why Gender Matters (3)

Gender is a universal lens through which societies are organized and identity is experienced. As a field of academic inquiry, Gender Studies intersects with virtually every other academic discipline. This course will introduce students to a range of scholarship and diverse perspectives from this dynamic field to explore question “why does gender matter?” for us as students, as engaged citizens, and in our communities. (GPC, EXP)


GENR 204-SS Introduction to College Success III (1)

Prerequisite: GENR-104 and GENR-105. This course serves as a follow-up to GENR-104-SS Intro to College Success I and GENR-105-SS Intro to College Success II from the initial semester and continues to help students get acclimated to life at Central. Topics include increasing self-awareness of individual strengths and interests, increasing financial literacy, formulation of career goals, exploration of cultural diversity and empathy, and a variety to wellness concepts.


GENR 214 Mock Trial (1-2)

Students will study the American judicial process and argue a simulated civil or criminal case in multiple intercollegiate competitions sponsored under the auspices of the American Mock Trial Association.  The course focuses on the development of critical thinking and oral communication skills.  Offered for two credits in the fall and one credit in the spring.  Unlimited repeats allowed.  Pass/No Credit basis.


GENR 230 Gender Studies in Context: From Aesthetics to Athletics (4)

This course examines gender-related concepts, expectations, and assumptions in order to reflect on the question “how shall we live?” School, sports, work, relationships, healthcare, and civic life will be among the objects of our inquiry using analytic tools of gender studies and feminist theory. By examining how gender intersects with other dimensions of diversity, including race, sexual identity, class, and dis/ability, we will develop tools and strategies for becoming increasingly effective practitioners of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on campus, at work, and in communities. (GPC)


GENR 283 Experiential Module (1-2)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Provides for individualized experiential opportunity in an approved off-campus cross-cultural experience. Requires consultation with a faculty member, preparation and approval of a proposal that specifies a required bibliography on the target culture, the type of reflection that will take place, the format of the final product and the presentation of a final product. Requires a minimum of 15 hours of direct contact for each hour of credit requested. Also requires participation in diversity training and orientation seminar unless previously completed. Pass/No Credit. May be repeated.


GENR 330 Witches and Warriors: Feminist Thought and Social Justice (3)

This interdisciplinary course examines critical developments and debates in feminist theory. Reading diverse works in feminist scholarship, both classic and contemporary, will challenge us to engage with new perspectives on the development of feminist thought over time. As we examine the ways in which gender issues intersect with race, class, and colonialism, we will apply an expanding body of theoretical insights to address real-world inequity. Understanding the historical and theoretical foundations of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies will enable students to effectively apply a critical lens to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study and to develop strategies for feminist practice in scholarship and civic life.