First Year Seminar
FYS 101 contains two key components: an introduction to college life and a service-learning project.
Both faculty and peer instructors (upper-level students) serve as mentors who help guide students in making successful transitions to college learning and living. Students will learn about the opportunities and obligations ahead of them and will discuss ways to make the most of their unique gifts and interests.
The service-learning project allows students to discover ways in which their education will prepare them to address problems in their local communities and the world at large. Each class takes on a project that addresses needs in a local community. Students learn by studying the issues surrounding their project and by working directly with community members.
The course is required for all traditional, first-year, full-time students, and is taken during their first semester on campus.