General Education Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Only applies to students who graduate after May 1, 2013
What if I have already completed my Theme?
If you already completed your Theme, you're done. We were just giving you MORE choices on how to complete your Theme/Issue requirement.
What if I have one course in one Theme and one course in another Theme?
If you have 2 courses from two different disciplines (1 at the 300/400 level) then you have satisfied that requirement.
I have taken two courses in Themes and the new quick guide shows one of the courses is now falling under the Issues category. Do I need to take another course?
No, you do not. If you have satisfied your Theme requirement with two theme courses, two issues courses, or one from each (within two different disciplines) you do not need to take another course.
If I began attending GVSU before fall of 2014 can I transfer in Themes courses?
For a student who started at GVSU before Fall 2014, they can continue to transfer in any course that remains a Themes course.
If I take a course at another institution that transfers as an Issues course, will this count towards the Issues requirement?
No. Issues courses can only be taken at GVSU.
If I transfer to GVSU in the fall of 2014 can I get Themes credit for courses I took at my previous institution?
No. You must complete your Issues requirement at GVSU.
Page last modified April 19, 2013