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NOVA Courses

The NOVA Program uses a strong academic component in its model of helping students succeed. We also have an awesome team of seasoned NOVAs who serve as mentors (we call them Peer Leaders) to help you become successful in college and in life!

GSD 101: Foundations for Learning

  • 3 credit-hour freshman orientation Course
  • Helps you navigate the waters of your first semester at EKU
  • You have the guidance and support of a Peer Mentor (a student in our program who works with you throughtout the semester)
  • We help you set yourself up for academic success

GSD 225S: Service-Learning / Leadership

  • 1 credit-hour course which introduces emerging leaders to leadership theory and development. Attention is given to leadership styles, conflict resolution, communication skills, ethics and values
  • Students in this course work with a small group of peers to provide community service to an assigned local community partner
  • You can find out more about this incredible part of NOVA at the Service-Learning page

GSO 149: Co-Op Professional Seminar

  • 1 credit hour course
  • Prepares NOVA students for the job market prior to co-ops & internships
  • Topics include: self assessment, communication, resumes and cover letters, interviewing techniques, and business etiquette

GST 300: Principles of Peer Mentoring

  • 1 credit-hour course required for Fall Peer Mentors
  • NOVA students enrolled in this course receive instruction and training in mentoring skills and techniques
  • Students will serve as a peer mentor and assist with teaching an assigned section of NOVA GSD 101
  • May be retaken up to 6 credit hours
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