FYE 1220 First-Year Seminar
First-Year Seminar is a two-credit hour introduction to college-level inquiry and campus engagement. Students take this course during their first semester at Georgia Southern unless they enter as a transfer student with 30 hours or more.
Students will . . .
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: 8/3/2020