Freshman Seminars Program
The College of Arts & Sciences
100 Foust Building
Freshman Seminars are small discussion classes that introduce students to various areas of study in the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). Each seminar focuses on a topic, issue, or problem selected by the instructor; seminar topics change from one semester to the next and are described in a booklet that is distributed to advisors at the beginning of each semester. Additional information on Freshman Seminars may be obtained from the College of Arts and Sciences, 100 Foust Building (336/334-3186).
Freshman Seminar Courses (FMS)
Freshman Seminars are open ONLY to freshmen.
Except for FMS 103 (which is equivalent to ENG 101/RCO 101, English Composition I) and FMS 111 (which is equivalent to ENG 102/RCO 102, English Composition II), all seminars are offered as writing-intensive courses (see p. 45).
Students may not receive credit for more than one seminar under the same course number, even if the contents of the seminars are different.
101 Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture - I (3:3).
AULER/CLER: HP, CHP-CPM
Introduction to the historical study of western culture from ancient times through the Reformation.
102 Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture - II (3:3).
AULER/CLER: HP, CHP-CMO
Introduction to the historical study of western culture from the 17th century through modern times.
103 Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse I (3:3).
AULER/CLER: RD, CRD
Instruction and practice in deliberative, informative, and reflective writing based on the study of primary texts. Emphasis on the writing/revising process and on critical reading.
104 Freshman Seminar in Natural Science (3:3).
AULER/CLER: NS, CLS or CPS
Introduction to the scientific study of the natural world. Illustrates the nature of scientific inquiry and the formulation of hypotheses.
104L Laboratory for Freshman Seminar in Natural Science (1:0:3).
AULER/CLER: NS, CPS or CLS
Coreq: concurrent registration in FMS 104.
Laboratory work to accompany FMS 104.
105 Freshman Seminar in Fine Arts (3:3).
AULER/CLER: FA, CFA
An introductory study of selected topics in the fine arts (which include painting, sculpture, cinema, dance, music, and theatre).
106 Freshman Seminar in Analytic and Evaluative Studies (3:3).
AULER/CLER: AE, CAE
An introduction to the abstract systems of thought and evaluative concepts fundamental to intellectual inquiry and values. Topics may be drawn from ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, historiography, religion, and cultural anthropology.
107 Freshman Seminar in World Literature (3:3).
AULER/CLER: WL, CWL
A study of major works in the literature of countries other than Britain and the United States.
108 Freshman Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies (3:3).
AULER/CLER: SB, CSB
Introduction to the scientific study of individuals, societies, and human institutions with an emphasis on the methods and results of investigations in these areas.
109 Freshman Seminar in Non-Western Studies (3:3).
AULER/CLER: NW, CNW
Studies of cultural forms of expression, socio-political structures, and habits of mind that are distinctly different from Western cultural traditions.
110 Freshman Seminar in British or American Literature (3:3).
AULER/CLER: BL, CBL
A study of selected major works in the literature of Britain or the United States.
111 Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse II (3:3).
AULER/CLER: RD, CRD
Pr. ENG 101, FMS 103 or RCO 101.