First-Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars are small courses limited to 18 students and fulfill at least one LSA requirement. Most are offered by various departments and designed to appeal to a broad range of student interests. FYS are intended to give incoming students an opportunity to engage faculty on a more personal basis. They span the first-year writing requirement,  humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary distribution.

An Early Start: First-Year Seminars

1999 UM News article by Leslie Stainton with comments from entering students and professors

Fall 2012 First-Year Seminars (PDF)

F12 FYS Enrollment Report (PDF)

W13 FYS in the Online Course Guide

Frequent Asked Questions about Enrolling in a First-Year Seminar

FYS Course Guide and Brochure Archives

FYS Enrollment Policies Established by the LSA Dean's Office

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