First Year Seminar List

A complete list of First Year Seminars are shown below. Please follow these four tips when selecting seminars of interest:
  1. The title doesn’t tell the whole story. Click on the seminar title for a full seminar description.
  2. Keep an open mind. None of these seminars require prior knowledge of the subject, and they are not gateway courses to particular majors or minors. This is a great opportunity to try something new!
  3. Pay close attention to unique course requirements, such as unusual meeting times and special requirements.
  4. Choose 10 seminars. Please note that we are not asking you to rank your choices; simply choose the ten seminars that intrigue you the most. When you are ready to make your selections, go here.

Johnston Center First Year Seminar

If you have been accepted into the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, please indicate this designated Johnston seminar as your only choice.

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • N/A
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Julie Townsend

Section Seminar Title Meeting Time Fee
FS02 JOHNSTON First-Year Seminar Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a

Music Majors & Minors First Year Seminar

If you have been accepted into the School of Music, please indicate this designated Music seminar as your only choice.

The Music First Year Seminar is required for students who plan to major in music. Music minors are welcome to take the Music First Year Seminar but are not required to do so.

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 8:00am - 9:15 am
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Anthony Suter & Dr. Andre Myers

Section Seminar Title Meeting Time Fee
FS01 MUSIC MAJORS First-Year Seminar Tues/Thurs 8:00am - 9:15 am n/a

Fall 2022 First Year Seminars

The following seminars are open to all incoming students in the College of Arts & Sciences.

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Nathaniel Cline

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • Students will perform some experiments outside of class. Experiment kits will be provided.
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Alan DeWeerd

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Jessie Hewitt

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Janet Beery

  • Meeting Time:
  • MWF 8-9:15 am TH 10:50 am-12:05 pm and 1:15-3:55pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • Students in this seminar will be enrolled a CHEM 131 General Chemistry lecture and lab course as well as an FYS-focused weekly meeting.
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. David Schrum

Section Seminar Title Meeting Time Fee
FS26 Global Capitalism Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS05 Seeing the Light Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS17 Everyday Life in Nazi Germany Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS03 Math Around the World Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS27 Chemistry for Everyone MWF 8-9:15 am TH 10:50 am-12:05 pm and 1:15-3:55pm n/a

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