First-Year Seminars are small classes developed exclusively for first year students by some of our best faculty members. Seminar topics are specially selected to reflect each instructor’s expertise and to appeal to students, but every seminar also fulfills at least one of the CASL distribution requirements. Whatever the specific topic, though, the seminars provide students with the academic skills they’ll need to thrive at UM-Dearborn, and their small class size makes it possible for students to get to know each other and to interact closely with their instructor. All seminars are linked with a Composition class, allowing students to meet two requirements and take two classes with the same group of people. A smoother academic and social transition to college—that’s what First-Year Seminars are all about.

Click on the "FAQs" and "Seminars Offered" links to the left and learn more about First-Year Seminars.

"My experience with this seminar was amazing. I have benefited greatly from taking one. I'm definitely more prepared for college as a result of taking a seminar. I learned so much that I didn't know before."

"I really had a great time and have come out of this experience as a better reader and writer and with some friends I will never forget."

 

Community at UM-Dearborn empowers student success!

You can find community in FYS.

Short Video with Interviews from Fall 2013 FYS Instructors