FYS 101 and 102 Pilot Program
The First-Year Seminars is offering a two-semester sequence of learning, FYS 101 and FYS 102. Rather than selecting individual FYS 100 seminars to register for in the fall and spring semesters, students have the opportunity to choose a pair of seminars that follow a learning sequence designed to help them develop college-level argumentative writing and critical reading skills in the first semester and library research and oral communication skills in the second semester.
Questions about the program can be directed to Mary Tate, FYS coordinator.
When you choose to participate in the pilot program, you commit to taking FYS 101 in the fall and FYS 102 in the spring. The sequence is not based on content and the courses have no connection to each other; the teachers will be different and the topics are totally different. FYS 101 is a prerequisite for FYS 102, and the second semester course builds on skills that are taught in the first semester. This is not a year-long course, but two courses that are being piloted with the intention of developing and refining a new model for FYS, one based on the development of specific competencies through the entire year.
Students will be part of an important pilot study, helping the faculty leaders in FYS to advance the teaching and learning goals of the program with greater effectiveness for all students. Students who participate in the pilot will be working with tiered objectives to develop college-level argumentative writing and critical reading skills in the first semester and library research and oral communication skills in the second semester.
Yes! These courses are counted toward the Gen Ed requirement in the same way that FYS 100 in fall and spring are counted.
Registration for FYS 101 will happen in the same way first-year students register for all their courses, on BannerWeb. Students will register at the same time as FYS 100. The FYS 101 and 102 pilot program is open to all students.
For planning purposes, you can view the full list of courses available for FYS 101 and 102 here.