First-Year Seminar (FYS)

FYS 101. First Year Seminar.3 Credits.

The unique nature of a Quinnipiac University education formally begins in the very first semester. Each student enrolls in a faculty- designed seminar constructed to help students examine a fundamental issue or question from multiple perspectives. This seminar is designed to accomplish three essential goals. First, it introduces students to the concept of inquiry as a process that utilizes multiple approaches and perspectives to systematically investigate questions or problems. Students learn that the process of inquiry includes the collection, analysis, and evaluation of various types of evidence. Second, the seminar enables students to understand how the process of inquiry works in practice through an investigation of a particular content area that the instructor selects from their area of expertise. Finally, students begin to develop a guiding question that they wish to explore throughout their undergraduate experience in light of the skills and knowledge that they acquired throughout this course.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

FYS 101H. Honors First Year Seminar.3 Credits.

The Honors First-year Seminar introduces students to the concept of inquiry as a process that utilizes multiple and diverse perspectives to systematically examine questions or problems. Students learn about inquiry through readings from various disciplines and the investigation of a guiding/enduring question drawn from the instructor's area of expertise. By the end of the course, students begin to develop a question that they wish to explore throughout their undergraduate educational experience utilizing the skills and knowledge that they acquired throughout this course.

Offered: Every year, All

FYS 150. First Year Seminar Modules.1 Credit.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring