What is a First-Year Seminar?
A first-year seminar is a class with twenty students. It is conducted in a discussion format and focuses on a particular discipline.
Why should I take a First-Year Seminar?
Students enrolled in the first-year seminars will have mentoring and guidance from classroom and library faculty members working in collaboration to foster student learning. They will have opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to socialize with their peers and make friends that can last their entire college career.
How does it work?
Students in a first-year fall seminar will also enroll in the same section of College 101. The seminar will fulfill the same requirements as other sections of the course. In addition to the additional support from the College 101 instructor, library faculty with expertise in the discipline will be available to assist students with their research.
First-year spring seminars will fulfill the same requirements as other sections of the course. Unlike the fall seminars, students will not be enrolled in an associated COLL 101 section.
The Spring 2014 first-year seminars are:
General Psychology II
|PSY 2 01FY (#1271)
||MW 11:00 AM-12:20 PM
Social Institutions: Transitions to Adulthood
|SOC 2 01FY (#3130)
||TuTh 11:00 AM-12:20 PM
Special Topics in Psychology:Ethical Issues in Modern Science
|PSY 41 01FY (#2882)
||Fri 12:45 PM-3:25 PM
For more information about these learning communities, see your Academic Counselor or click here.
Will the First-Year Seminar fulfill my degree requirements?
Yes! Most of the first-year seminars are core liberal arts classes that will help students get started on meeting their core requirements in their first semester. Students enrolling in these seminars will also have the opportunity to enroll in a research-oriented first-year seminar in their second semester taught by the same instructor that will also fulfill core requirements.