First Year Seminar (FYS) Courses


FYS 110 First Year Seminar in Humanities (3-0) 3 hrs.

This seminar will prepare first-year learners to study in the Humanities by inviting them to learn and practice explicit skills and strategies necessary for academic inquiry within the discipline. Through critical and creative thinking, reading, and writing, each seminar will focus on a specific question, problem or theme within the Humanities. This will give students a context within which to actively engage, practice, and develop the habits-of-mind central to a Liberal Arts education. The seminar will also offer ample opportunities for learners to become engaged members of FLCC's academic community through both curricular and co-curricular experiences. Additionally, students will be invited to reflect on their own learning processes and academic goals in order to better insure academic and life success at FLCC.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


FYS 120 First Year Seminar in Social Science (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course will serve as an introduction to social science inquiry. Each seminar will focus on a particular topic, and students will use exploration of that topic to develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills needed to fully engage study in sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, and history. The seminar will also introduce students to practices that are necessary for meaningful learning and academic success, such as self-reflection, mindful study habits, and the use of campus resources.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


FYS 130 First Year Seminar in Science (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course will serve as an introduction to scientific reasoning, providing students an opportunity to practice posing thoughtful questions, evaluating evidence, and forming hypotheses. Each seminar will focus on a particular topic within science, and students will use exploration of that topic to develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that are necessary for success within the discipline of science. The seminar will also involve reflection on their own learning, habits of successful students and scientists, and how to access campus resources.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF