Goals of FYS

The Goals of First Year Seminars

First Year Seminars introduce students to academic inquiry and the modes of expression that lie at the heart of a liberal arts education. Every FYS is designed to fulfill several objectives*

  1. Expand and deepen students’ understanding of the world and of themselves
  2. Enhance their ability to read and think critically
  3. Enhance their ability to communicate effectively, in writing, speech, and other appropriate forms
  4. Develop the fundamentals of information literacy and library research
  5. Provide the opportunity for students to work closely with a faculty mentor

*Please see the “FYS Common Expectations” handout for details of these goals.