First-Year Seminar (FYS)

Each of the courses in the First-Year Seminar (FYS) program is unique in its own way, but what is shared is the:

  • small cohort experience. You, along with your faculty member and class participants, study a topic in a dynamic, small-group environment.
  • focus on learning by sharing knowledge and experience through writing, discussions, and presentations…key skills your faculty and employers require.
  • connection with faculty that can only happen in smaller classroom settings. They will get to know you well and can recommend you for all kinds of opportunities.

Click here for Spring 2022 Course Offerings

Our Spring classes includes…

FYS101 Arts & Humanities (AH)

(three-credit seminars, that meet general education requirements)

  • Truth and Technology
  • EnGENDERing Popular Culture
  • It Came from the `80s: Political, Social, and Cultural Changes of the 1980’s
  • Telling Tales
  • Turning to One Another: Beliefs and Behaviors

FYS102 Social Sciences (SS)

  • Diversity, Ethics and Social Justice in the Context of Schooling

FYS107 Arts & Humanities or Culture (AH or C)

  • Protest Songs of Resistance

Updated: 1/26/2022