Course Descriptions

Courses numbered 100-199 are open to freshmen; 200-299 to sophomores; 300-399 to juniors; 400-499 to seniors. It is recommended that students elect courses in the years for which they are listed. Freshmen will be admitted to courses above the 200 level only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Juniors and seniors taking freshman courses may be expected to do additional work. Any course above 499 is a graduate course.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

FYSE 1000
First-Year Seminar [Course] (2)
(Liberal Arts)
This course introduces first-year students to the college environment. Through journal writing, focused discussion, individual and group projects, and self-assessment activities, students are encouraged to examine their own goals in the context of the undergraduate community. Sophomore students share mentoring responsibilities with the instructor. Required of all first-year students. Course fee applicable.

FYSE 2500
First-Year Seminar Mentor [Course] (3)
(Liberal Arts)
Sophomores team with faculty as mentors for First-Year Seminar. Responsibilities include co-planning and debriefing of class sessions, participating in all course activities, performing administrative responsibilities, responding to student work, attending training sessions, and developing a portfolio. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.