The Intellectual Community (IC) seminar course aimed at first-year UMM students was approved in Campus Assembly March 3, 2010, and replaces the First-Year Seminar. IC course proposal forms are now available.
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FYS Faculty: The faculty for First-Year Seminar are all members of our
campus community. Most are regular teaching faculty. Some
are professionals on campus, such as our librarians and others. Current FYS faculty lists, FAQ sheet, and more available
Course Listing and Descriptions:
Every year there are between 15 and 20 different topics explored
in First-Year Seminar (IS 1001). These run the gamut
from "Food and Human Diversity" to "Human
Diversity in Comic Books." The
brochure for each year's program lists all of these options with a few
lines of description.
Every section of FYS has its own course outline that gives
assignments for every class meeting. The
syllabi for the class sections can give you a better idea of the expectations
from each section.