Catalogue 2018 - 2019

4. First Year Seminar

All first semester first year students and transfer students with 29 or less completed college credits (AP or high school to college credit is not counted in the credit limits) are required to successfully complete a graded, credit bearing course focusing on critical thinking, discovery and confirmation of academic interests, oral presentation strategies, promotion of educational values, information literacy, and personal development. Many sections of the seminar also feature content relevant to a particular academic discipline. The seminar is taught by regular teaching faculty who also serve as students’ academic advisors for the first two years of enrollment or until such time as a major is confirmed. Students may opt to request reassignment of the faculty advisor should the need arise. First Year Seminar is uniquely structured by each designated College. Credit values vary. Upper-class student assistance further distinguishes the course in the context of modeling and fostering academic integration.