First-Year Seminars

The Office of Academic Support Programs offers a continuum of first-year courses that focus on critical reading, the analysis of texts, and the writing of academic papers, culminating with General Education First-Year Seminars. These courses introduce students to the principles of college-level learning and provide them intensive practice in the use of those principles in their other courses. Two courses (CRW 111, CRW 112) introduce students to the elements of academic thinking, with materials drawn from courses across the liberal arts curriculum. The topically focused First-Year Seminars

offer instruction in the capabilities spelled out by General Education and are a natural progression for students who have begun a course of study with CRW 111 or CRW 112, or in ESL Center courses.