General Studies (GS)
An introduction to the opportunities and resources available to the "undeclared" students enrolled in the Division of General Studies at Illinois. Introduces students to the breadth of diverse fields of study available, prepares DGS students for myriad potential careers, and helps foster a sense of collaboration and engagement through campus orientation, study, and project-based assignments. May not be repeated.
In this honors seminar, DGS James Scholar freshmen will learn to develop their strengths, interests, and transferrable skills while investigating current and evolving societal challenges. Through class discussion, readings, and a semester-long project, students will explore a variety of topics, including leadership, creativity, research and service. Students will also learn how to craft their own honors experience by understanding the many opportunities available at Illinois.
Approved for both letter and S/U grading.
Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary.
Provides credit toward the undergraduate degree for study at accredited foreign institutions or approved for overseas programs. Final determination of credit is made upon the student’s completion of the work. (Summer session, 0 to 8 hours) Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 44 hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year. Prerequisite: One year of residence at UIUC, good academic standing, and prior approval of the Division of General Studies.