The First-Year Seminar (FYS) is a required two-credit graded course, taken during the fall semester of your first year. Your professor will guide your inquiry into your selected topic and also help you to understand the academic expectations and resources at Southwestern.
Check out the Summaries of the 2013 Seminars. But, don’t let the fun topics mislead you; Seminars are real courses with real academic content designed to prepare you for the rigors of Southwestern coursework.
Registration for the 2014 First-Year Seminars will be available in early spring of 2014. As you consider the FYS choices, you will also want to decide if you are interested in a coed or single-gender residence hall environment. In either case, you will be living with or in close proximity to your FYS classmates.
If you have any related questions, feel free to contact the Office of the Provost at 512-863-1567.
FYS On Camera
Wheels and Deals
Students in this First-Year Seminar develop a game show for their final project.