The Dean’s Office administers the FYS Program.
The College’s First-Year Seminar program introduces master teachers, tenured faculty from the upper divisions, to first-year students in an intimate and supportive classroom experience. The seminars, which feature small classes and provide an in-depth look at specific areas of expertise, fire the imagination, and shine a light on the possibilities for scholarship.
The UC Division houses several First-Year Seminars each term (taught by emeriti and non-LSA faculty). These unique low enrollment classes (maximum of 20 students) are open to all first-year students. They are intended to facilitate deeper learning through more active participation and increased opportunities for interaction between student and teacher as well as dialogue among students. Students not only experience a stimulating introduction to the intellectual life of the University through engaging subject matter; some may discover a subject they wish to pursue in further courses. It is hoped that students who take a seminar will find in it a sense of intellectual and social community that will ease the transition to a large university.
All First-Year Seminars can be used to complete part of the College's Area Distribution requirements: Humanities (UC 150); Social Sciences (UC 151); Natural Sciences (UC 152); and Interdisciplinary (UC 154).
More on the First-Year Seminar Program: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/yourstudentexperience/firstyearseminars