### First Year Seminar

All students who enter the University with fewer than 24 credits of college
work earned after graduating from high school are classified as “first time
in college” and must take a First Year Seminar during their first semester.
Most students take FSEM 100. Students in the Honors program take HONR 101.
Students in the School of
Music who are majoring in Music Education take EDUC 265 in place of a
First Year Seminar.

First-Year Seminars are designed to improve your ability to think critically, analyze ideas, and
express your thoughts persuasively in oral presentations and in writing. These are
important skills that need to be developed as early as possible, so they can
be harnessed and further developed in later courses.

You are not allowed to Drop the First-Year Seminar and
not allowed to use the Pass/Fail option for this course.
You are not allowed to use the Course Exclusion option on the First-Year
Seminar. You are not allowed to retake the First-Year Seminar even if you
fail it. If you fail your First-Year Seminar, the requirement that the course
be taken has been satisfied and the grade will be calculated in the term and
cumulative GPA.

The First Year Seminars that are offered change each year. Course titles and
descriptions may be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of:
First Year Seminar Home Page.

Revised: 05/27/15