Pre-law course offerings – Fall 2014

Message from Dr. Bob Pikowsky, Director, Pre-law Program, School of Public Policy: Here are the pre-law classes that will be offered in the Fall. Over the last few years, I’ve made our core menu classes (PUBP 3000, PUBP 3016, PUBP 3610, and PUBP 4609) more rigorous for the benefit of students who are seriously considering law school. Students with a strong interest in law school often take more than one core menu class toward the minor or certificate. Other students need only take one core menu class. Other classes remain…

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Wellness Requirement Changes at GT for Fall 2013

Wellness Requirement Changes at GT for Fall 2013 (1) The current wellness requirement, HPS 1040, Health Concepts and Strategies, has undergone a prefix and course name change. The new course will be APPH 1040, The Scientific Foundations of Health. (2) A new course option will be offered that combines lecture with structured physical activity. The new course, APPH 1050, The Science of Physical Activity and Health, is a two credit hour course that meets twice per week: one day for 1.5 hours of lecture and one day for 1.5 hours…

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Pass/Fail or Letter Grade?

We’re almost halfway through the semester and maybe you are struggling in that Calculus I course.  Or, you’ve found yourself overextended and not able to devote the time needed to make an “A” in that History course. What to do, what to do? Maybe “you’ve heard” that you can take the class pass/fail, but you aren’t sure what that is all about? Read on…   Grade Basis Every course has a grade basis which determines how grades can be assigned. You can find the grade basis for every course in the…

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W Grades and Your Transcript

W Grades and Your Transcript  – ever considered dropping a class? Wondered what that would mean for your academic progress or future employment or graduate school applications? Read on… What is Withdrawal? Dropping an individual course from your schedule results in a “W” grade and indicates your official withdrawal from a course.  No credit will be received for the course, and the grade of W will not be computed in the Georgia Tech GPA. Dropped courses ARE included in total attempted hours for HOPE and Zell Miller, however. Considerations? Do…

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Global Perspectives Requirements

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has instituted new “U.S. Perspective” and “Global Perspective” overlay areas to the core curriculum.  These are not additional courses that are required.  Rather, they impact the classes that students should choose to fulfill existing humanities and social science requirements.  The U.S. Perspective requirement is already being fulfilled by every Tech student with HIST 2111, HIST 2112, INTA 1200, POL 1101, or PUBP 3000.  No additional class is required. INTA, IAML, and EIA students fulfill the Global Perspectives requirements as part of the…

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Course Scheduling – MATH and ENG classes

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has instituted a credit threshold for English and Math courses, to ensure that that students do not put off these basic skills courses until too late in their study plans.  The general idea of general education is to have students master the basic skills they need in their first year or  two years in preparation for their major requirements which will, most likely, require these skills for success. Freshmen admitted Summer 2010 or Fall 2010 are required to take ENGL 1101, ENGL…

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New Change of Major Policy

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs has instituted a new Change of Major policy for students wishing to major in International Affairs (INTA) or International Affairs and Modern Language (IAML). Non-INTA/IAML/EIA students that want to change to INTA or IAML and have MORE than 60 hours, must:        -Have a minimum 2.3 GPA and        -Have to take at least two INTA courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher in INTA coursework. Non-INTA/IAML/EIA students with less than 60 hours are allowed one unrestricted change of major, keeping with Catalog…

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Atlanta Electric Vehicle Mass Adoption Case Competition Now Open to College Students Statewide

The Atlanta Metro Region must stimulate the demand for 50,000 electric vehicles in order to secure vehicle manufacturers and comprehensive infrastructure businesses’ partnerships. With a clear understanding of the issues associated with electric vehicles and their mass market adoption, teams will present innovative plans that speak to the following: What is the best strategy for Atlanta to achieve its goal of being the first American city to have 50,000 electric cars on the road? The top five plans will be presented on September 13, 2011 to an elite panel composed of…

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Apply for the 2011 Georgia Tech Case Competition: Designing for Good

Engineers Without Borders Atlanta (EWB-Atlanta) and Tomorrow’s Peacekeeper’s Today (TPT) have partnered with the Engineers Without Borders Georgia Tech Student Chapter (EWB-GT) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to establish and host an annual student design competition. The competition will confront multidisciplinary student teams with a current global problem for which they must design an innovative solution within the span of one week. The teams will present their designs at the end of the week to a panel of experienced judges who will select the best design. Winners will…

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UNESCO Youth Forum Application Process Open

UNESCO Youth Forum Application Process Open The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Youth Forum is a biennial conference that brings together youth from over 80 countries to exchange views and identify shared opportunities to address global problems within UNESCO’s mandate.  The Youth Forum will take place in mid-October at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. You must be a U.S. Citizen at least 18 years old and no older than 24 as of October…

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