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.

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Some of the classes includes…

FYS101 Arts & Humanities (AH)

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

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

FYS102 Social Sciences (SS)

  • Poverty Amidst Plenty: The Economics of American Poverty
  • Diversity, Ethics and Social Justice in the Context of Schooling
  • The Information Diet?
  • Debating America
  • Social Justice Dialogues

FYS103 Non-Lab Sciences (S)

  • Paradigms and Paradoxes: An Attempt to Understand the Universe

FYS107 Arts & Humanities or Culture (AH or C)

  • Time, Space, Meaning Art & Music
  • Protest Songs of Resistance

Updated: 6/2/2021