Common Student Questions

Since GST takes only thirty-six students, isn't it very limiting in the amount of social interaction it makes available to students?

GST actually seems to enhance social interaction among students. Many entering freshmen incorrectly assume that will meet a lot people in their classes and in their residence halls. Since most classes are so large that there is limited interpersonal interaction, most freshmen end up with one group of new friends -- the people they live with. GST students, however, tend to end up with two groups -- the people they live with and the people they share GST with. The latter fact enhances GST students' classroom work since it provides opportunities to study with others. We also require and encourage students to engage in activities where they will meet students other than their classmates.

 

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Kirk Monfort
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California State University, Chico
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