First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

FYE 1220: First-Year Seminar

First-Year Seminar is an introduction to college-level inquiry and campus engagement. Students take in their first semester at Georgia Southern unless they enter as a transfer student with 30 hours or more.

Students will . . .

  1. Develop and apply information literacy skills in academic and non-academic contexts by:
    • Determining the nature and extent of information needed to answer a question, explore a topic, solve a problem, and/or complete a project.
    • Identifying and accessing sources for their informational need.
    • Critically evaluating information for its currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose.
    • Applying ethical standards in their use of information.
  2. Engage with their degree program, campus resources, and community by:
    • Researching their major (or potential major) and evaluating the extent to which degree expectations align with their personal goals.
    • Reflecting upon how campus engagement helps them reach goals and/or overcome personal challenges.
    • Examining our rights, responsibilities and the impact of our communication with others.
  3. Discuss diversity and inclusion through:
    • Examining their own identity and life experiences to understand how these influence their view of the world and how one behaves and interacts with others.
    • Exploring the differing experiences of privileged and/or minoritized identities and the common ground all identities share.
    • Articulating the challenges and rewards of interacting with others who differ from themselves and the role we all play in creating inclusive and exclusionary environments.

Last updated: 5/29/2019

First-Year Experience • P.O. Box 8145 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-3939 • fye@georgiasouthern.edu