First-Year Seminar

Transition to college-level learning and living with University of Saint Joseph’s First-year Seminar.

Make new friends while you’re introduced to college life during this engaging and challenging course.

Each seminar

  • Addresses the academic, social, and emotional challenges of the first-year experience
  • Promotes development of college-level critical thinking, reading, and writing skills
  • Introduces you to services available at the University
  • Encourages involvement in University activities
  • Provides small classes and a supportive environment
  • Promotes student and faculty discussion and interaction, both inside and outside of class

FYS Honors ProgramYour class will also be assigned a Peer Mentor, an upper-class student who will be your link to USJ faculty, staff, administration, and other students. Together, you’ll ensure your first year at USJ is a successful one.

Contact Jennifer Cote, Ph.D., [email protected], to learn more.

First-Year Seminar Courses, Fall 2019:

Language and the Politics of Belonging
Meredith McConnochie, Ph.D.
MW, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
INTD 100.01

Global Warming: What are YOU going to do about it?
Steve Slauson, Ph.D.
MW, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
INTD 100.02

Triage: Fiction versus Fact in American Health Care
Prof. Diane Zelazny, RN
MW, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
INTD 100.03

Yoga and its Eight Limbs: A Pathway to Connection (Two Sections)
Rachel Payne, Ph.D.
MW, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
INTD 100.04
TR, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
INTD 100.08

Differences Between Us and Within Us: Unraveling Our Identities
Prof. Melanie Sinche
TTh, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
INTD 100.05

Memorials and Memory in U.S. History (Two Sections)
Jennifer Cote, Ph.D.
TTh, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
INTD 100.06
TTh, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
INTD 100.11

Understanding Schooling through our "Educational Autobiography"
Madeline Perez, Ph.D.
TTh, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
INTD 100.07

The Truth About #FakeNews: How Media Mirrors Your Sense of Self and the World You Think You Live InTR
Tami Fagan, Ph.D. and Kaitlin Walsh, Ph.D.
TTh, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
INTD 100.09

Meditation and Mindfulness as Tools for Peace-Building
Nancy Billias, Ph.D.
TTh, 2:00–3:15 p.m.
INTD 100.10

The Global Politics of Childbearing & Reproduction
Heather Evans, Ph.D.
TTh, 2:00–3:15 p.m.
INTD 100.12

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