Types of GT 1000 Sections
All GT 1000 sections have the same core curriculum and goals. However, there are three general types of GT 1000 sections—interdisciplinary, departmental, and cohort—which vary in their focus.
Interdisciplinary Sections. Open to first-year students in any major. These sections are generally taught by campus administrators with advanced degrees and knowledge of first-year transition issues.
Departmental Sections. Offered within a school or college and restricted to students in those majors (or to students who are strongly considering a certain major). These sections are typically taught by faculty in those departments and have a stronger focus on that particular major.
Cohort and Program Sections. These sections are for first-year students who are part of a specific program, such as President’s Scholars, International Plan, or Honors Program students, or for students interested in topics such as Women and Leadership, Undergraduate Research, and International Education. Permits may be required for some sections (President's Scholars, SMART Living Learning Community, Grand Challenges, etc.). These sections are taught by both faculty and administrators who are involved in the particular programs.