The First Year Seminar, Core 101, serves as the gateway course to the honors college. These Seminars encourage students to engage deeply with an intellectual topic through exercising the four fundamental liberal arts skills (critical thinking, information literacy, written expression and oral expression). They are not meant to be introductions to disciplines, nor are they merely orientations to the campus or clinics on study skills. Rather, they focus on a question, an issue, or a group of texts, on which students will write, speak, research, and think critically. Sections of Core 101 vary by topic.
New first year students will have the chance to select their top five seminar topics via an online form through the New Student portal. This form will be available on or before May 15; it is due by Monday, June 18. The Office of Registrar will use students’ preferences to enroll them in a section of Core 101. Students who do not complete this form will not be guaranteed a spot in their preferred seminar section.
If you have questions about the Seminars please contact Dr. Christine Wooley, Associate Dean of Curriculum at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (240) 895-4441.