Course Overview

First-Year Seminar 102 courses offer first- year students the opportunity to work with experienced faculty who are passionate and knowledgeable about the seminar topic.  102 seminars are introductory in the sense that little prior background is expected,  yet they are real inquiries into the methods, components, and substance of a particular subject.  In addition to developing meaningful bonds with faculty and peers, 102 seminars provide an intellectually exciting way of transitioning to the university.

Learning Outcomes for First-Year Seminar 102

  • Improve critical thinking by developing evaluative, problem-solving, and expressive skills.
  • Enhance group communication skills through discussions, small-group work, presentations or debates.
  • Develop intellectual curiosity and better understand the role of a student in an academic community.