First Year Seminar I & II

Your Liberal Arts education begins with a year-long study of composition and content-based writing classes split between English 1001 First Year Seminar I and English 1005 First Year Seminar II. These consecutive courses provide the foundation for more advanced study in the Liberal Arts. First Year Seminar courses are thematically-based, teaching English writing, grammar, close reading, and composition through specifically curated courses inspired by literary, historical, anthropological, and sociological disciplines. Each of these First Year Seminar courses is designed and taught by instructors who bring years of expertise in their academic areas into the writing classroom. For a list of upcoming courses, see our Courses page.

A brief sample of previous courses offered:

  • Witches in the Words
  • Asian-American Writers
  • Writing About Art
  • Text in Performance
  • Women Writing Resistance
  • (Re) Writing Climate
  • (Still) Life-Writing​