FYS-101
Credit Hours:
4
Words and Ideas
Each seminar provides an opportunity for first-year students to study the inter-relationship between language and thinking and to develop talents in writing nonfiction essays. Instructors design a wide range of topics for individual classes. Students are strongly advised to choose a topic that interests them. Some recent FYS 101 classes have had the following topical emphases: Explorations of Identity in Science Fiction and Fantasy; Coming of Age in America; Mystery and Crime Fiction; Writing About Poetry; Partnerships and Politics; and Toni Morrison's Novels: Texts and Contexts. Descriptions of current offerings of FYS 101 are available in the Office of the First-Year Program, the English Department, and on these offices' web pages.
FYS-102
Credit Hours:
4
First Year Topical Seminar
These courses are designed to enhance student research and writing skills in the context of topics in the Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Denison's interdisciplinary programs. Recent seminars have included Children in Crisis: Studies in Nonfiction, The Mandate of Heaven in Classical China, The Idea of the Self in Ethics, Art and Politics, Black Women's Lives: Autobiography as Protest, and From Sands to Stars. Descriptions of current offerings are available in the Office of the First-Year Program or on its web page.