The First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar

 You graduated from high school, came to orientation, bought your books…now what?

 The cornerstone of the Marist Core, the First Year Seminar (FYS) introduces you to
 the College as a learning community. Faculty develop their FYS courses based on
 their areas of scholarly expertise. We offer a wide range of topics designed to expand your academic
 horizons and fuel your curiosity. The small size of each FYS provides you with an opportunity
 for close work with faculty and your classmates. Lectures, workshops, and information
 sessions with support staff provide you with a strong understanding of the College’s
 campus culture and services.

  A campus-wide Common Reading provides a touchstone for FYS courses and for events and
  conversation throughout the Marist community as a whole. The 2013-14 Common Reading is The
  Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Crown, 2010). Lectures and events throughout 
  2013-14 have been highlighting important ethical, medical, and social questions raised by the book and by
  the Lacks family's experiences.

  **Registering for Spring 2014? Click here for Spring 2014 FYS course titles 
      and section designations.**

FYS Director Kevin Gaugler   

 A Message from Dr. Kevin Gaugler, Director of the First Year Seminar
 The First Year Seminar provides you with an opportunity to expand
 your academic horizons. Since the FYS is a stand-alone course that does not 
 fulfill other curricular requirements, it gives you the chance to explore a subject
 or question purely because it interests you. So take a risk. Test a theory.
 Lead the academic conversation in an unexpected new direction. We look
 forward to learning alongside you.