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NOVA Courses

The NOVA Program uses a strong academic component in its model of helping students succeed. We offer coursework suitable for all stages of student development, from Orientation to Graduation!

GSD 101: Foundations for Learning

  • 3 credit-hour freshman orientation course taught by a NOVA staff member (required for all incoming freshmen)

  • Helps students navigate the waters of their first semester at EKU

  • Students have the guidance and support of a Peer Mentor (a NOVA upperclassman student)

  • Equips students with the knowledge of campus resources, positive academic behaviors, and tools for getting engaged on campus

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

GSO 149: Co-Op Professional Seminar

  • 1 credit hour course designed for Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors

  • 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 all NOVA 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 and/or GSD 225S

  • May be retaken up to 6 credit hours

GSD 399: Professional Skill Development

  • 3 credit-hour course for NOVA juniors and seniors

  • Helps students recognize and build skills needed for desired career fields

  • Topics include: job search, resumes, cover letters, interview skills, and making connections between academic experiences and professional goals

  • Designed to help students transition from college to career or graduate school

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