GSU 1010 for Faculty

GSU 1010 contains required and recommended modules related to the orientation goals of the course, which are to introduce students to campus and community resources needed to successfully transition to university life during their first semester at Georgia State University.

Learning Outcomes of GSU 1010

Academic Life: Students will become familiar with the academic resources, procedures, and student code of conduct policies of Georgia State University. They will exhibit familiarity with the location, use, and content of official university documents relevant to these issues.

  • Students will be able to articulate the purpose of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Students will understand the role of the academic advisor.
  • Students will be able to identify resources for academic support on campus.

Community Life: Students will have an understanding of the community and environment on and around the university campus, as well as the general Atlanta community. They will engage in at least one dimension of the Atlanta-Based Learning Program.

  • Students will be able to articulate opportunities for involvement in the campus community.
  • Students will identify opportunities for civic engagement.

Personal Life: Students will engage in activities designed to improve their study and learning skills and to enhance their personal growth and development.

  • Students will identify personal time management systems that work for them.
  • Students will be able to successfully identify stress management techniques.
  • Students will be able to identify resources in the community that are available to promote and enhance their personal growth and development.

Required Modules

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Honesty/Library Resources
  • Academic Success Skills
  • Atlanta-Based Learning (Civic Engagement)
  • Campus Resources
  • Financial Literacy
  • Sexual Health
  • Substance Abuse Prevention

Optional Modules

  • Fitness (Recreation Center)
  • Nutrition
  • Counseling & Testing Services (Mental Health, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management, Diversity)
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • University Career Services (Cover Letters, Interviews, Career Exploration, etc.)
  • Intercultural Relations (Stereotypes, Privilege, Language)

Other than the required modules, instructors have the opportunity to customize the course to reflect the meta-major they are teaching. You can review the sample summer 2015 syllabus or fall 2015 syllabus for GSU 1010, as well as the Instructor’s Guide. More information, including the textbook and teaching practices, is available through the GSU 1010 instructor’s website.

For more information about the curriculum or if you are interested in teaching GSU 1010, please contact Nikolas Huot at or Anna D’Andrea at