Incoming First-Year students select this three-credit offering (FRS 101) in the fall semester. The program is an introduction to college-level learning.
The goals of the program:
Goal #1: Oral Communication
Students will be able to demonstrate skills in oral communication, in multiple situations to multiple audiences.
Goal #2: Transition(s)
Students will be able to articulate the hallmarks of college-level learning, including critical thinking and self-directed learning.
Students will be able to reflect on their personal experience and growth during the first semester in college.
Goal #3: Core Curriculum
Students will be able to discuss critically the rationale for general education in Liberal Arts, Fine Arts and Sciences.
Goal #4: Values
Students will explore their values and those of others and be able to articulate their own values.
Goal #5: Diversity
Students will demonstrate an awareness of the diversity of human experiences.
Seminar instructors structure the classroom discussions to enable students to identify a variety of viewpoints on each topic, including perspectives associated with the eight disciplines of the Liberal Studies Core Curriculum.
Freshman Seminar involves regular reading, writing and discussion about contemporary issues. The course also includes some research and some out-of-class activities.