Course Descriptions

First Year Experience


FYE 101
First Year Experience Seminar
3 credits

This is an academic centered seminar that introduces students to the University. This course is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions that will promote success in higher education. Primary focus will be placed on the ability to locate and gather information and to engage in critical thinking. Each session of the seminar will address a topic or body of knowledge for the purpose of developing students as learners and active members of the University community. Topics will include (but are not limited to): time management, self-knowledge, learning, wellness, reading, writing, APA format, technology, University information, student services, campus organizations, and academic integrity polices. A common reading provides a context for academic, personal, and social investigation by students.


FYE 170
First Year Experience for International Students: Communication and Culture
3 credits

This course will assist international students to adapt to cultural and educational differences that they encounter while studying in an American university. The topics addressed are the most relevant for international students, especially in terms of cultural variation. Students will also learn where to seek out assistance for academic concerns and challenges. Students will further develop their productive language skills through presentations, classroom discussions, and group work. They will enhance their receptive language skills through listening to videos, presentations, and class discussions, as well as through assigned readings. Attending campus events will allow students to practice skills and become more integrated into the university community.


FYE 6170
First Year Experience for International Students: Communication and Culture
3 credits

This course will assist international students to adapt to cultural and educational differences that they encounter while studying in an American university. The topics addressed are the most relevant for international students, especially in terms of cultural variation. Students will also learn where to seek out assistance for academic concerns and challenges. Students will further develop their productive language skills through presentations, classroom discussions, and group work. They will enhance their receptive language skills through listening to videos, presentations, and class discussions, as well as through assigned readings. Attending campus events will allow students to practice skills and become more integrated into the university community.