FYS Flashbacks

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Below is a sampling of articles and videos of First-Year Seminars:

MUSC 89 fall 2011Making and Marketing Music in the Digital Age

When music professor Mark Katz says he wants his students to have a hands-on learning experience, he means it. During one of the first classes of the semester, he took 15 first-year students into his office to check out his turntables.

COMP 60Robotics with LEGO

Students enrolled in “Robotics with LEGO” do have fun, but this First Year Seminar is hardly child’s play.  More…


Field Geology of Eastern California

This popular First Year Seminar (FYS) designed for brand new college students takes a decidedly hands-on approach. The course is centered around a seven-day expedition to the mountains of eastern California  More…