First Year Seminar Courses are reserved for students in the Program for Exploratory Studies. This is not a program in the College of Engineering and students rostered in an Engineering major cannot enroll in these courses.
First-Year Seminar courses (FYSM) are small (19 or fewer students), and are meant to build relationships between faculty and students while exploring unique topics students may not find elsewhere on campus. First-Year Seminar courses are managed centrally on campus, and students within the College of Engineering & Applied Science are sometimes able to register for them.
Not all FYSM courses will count towards a degree in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. It is important students understand how a First-Year Seminar course will fit into their degree program. If FYSM courses are approved to apply toward a degree in the College of Engineering, it will come in as lower division Humanities & Social Science credit. Please see the list below to learn which FYSM courses are approved for Humanities & Social Science credit within the College of Engineering & Applied Science.
If an FYSM course is not listed below, a student can still take the course, but it may not apply directly to their degree. Please consult your academic advisor, should you have any questions pertaining to FYSM courses. Note that the list below is only for the College of Engineering & Applied Science. If you are a student in another college on campus (Arts & Sciences, Business, etc) you will need to verify how these credits are applied within those programs.
- Section 003, Class Nbr 24741. Monsters and Heroes: Exploring Good and Evil in Film.
- Section 007, Class Nbr 34081. Mixed Race America: or Why the US Looks the Way it Does.
- Section 018, Class Nbr 24720. The Evolution of Streets: Understanding Mobility and Cities.
- Section 020, Class Nbr 24753. What is College Good For? CU Boulder and the Philosophy of Higher Education.
- Section 031, Class Nbr 24718. Gandhi and Meditation: Practicing Peace Inside and Out.
- Section 043, Class Nbr 24746. Game of Thrones and the Logic of Political Survival.
Section 003, Class Nbr 24695. Monsters and Heroes in Film
Section 004, Class Nbr 33490. The Modern Short Story.
Section 005, Class Nbr 33539. Museums Saving the World.
Section 006, Class Nbr 33547. Persuasive Storytelling.
Section 012, Class Nbr 24698. Witchcraft in Europe and US
Section 013, Class Nbr 24699. Women's Voices in Italy.
Section 018, Class Nbr 24669. Streets: Evolution of Mobility.
Section 019, Class Nbr 24703. The Pursuit of Happiness
Section 021, Class Nbr 24662. Revolutions in the Earth Sciences.
Section 022, Class Nbr 24663. Museums and Influence
Section 030, Class Nbr 33489. America at the Movies
Section 031, Class Nbr 24666. Gandhi, Meditation and Peace
Section 032, Class Nbr 24667. Why Be Moral?
Section 040, Class Nbr 24673. Heroism: Iliad to Blade Runner.
Section 043, Class Nbr 24711. Game of Thrones: Survival.
Section 045, Class Nbr 24675. Race and Citizenship.
Section 048, Class Nbr 41617. Astronauts & Innovators.
Section 049, Class Nbr 24677. Comic Books & Public Pedagogy.
Section 050, Class Nbr 24678. Evil, Illusions, & Androids.
Section 051, Class Nbr 24679. Human Rights, Rites of Passage
Section 800, Class Nbr 24694. Designing the Renaissance
Section 802, Class Nbr 34708. Technology: Mirror of Society
SPAN 1000. Section 001, Class Nbr 20982. Cultural Difference Through Hispanic Literature.
Fall 2019 First-Year Seminar Courses Approved for the College of Engineering & Applied Science:
|28944||003||Imagining Good and Evil in Film||E. Anderman|
|24458||008||Good Men are Hard to Find||J. Whitt|
|24461||011||Visual Literacy and Drawing||T. Alpern|
|32996||012||Witchcraft in Premodern Europe and America||C. Dauverd|
|32997||013||The Vietnam Wars in Film, Literature, Music and Memory||S. Dike|
|32999||016||Radically Modern||P. Greaney|
|33000||017||Native American Visualities||P. Kelsey|
|24474||018||Art and the Revolution of Life||A. Abiragi|
|33001||019||The Pursuit of Happiness||
|24464||021||Post Apocalyptic Fiction/Film||J. DE Shell|
|24465||022||Asia Travels: Self and Other||J. Berry|
|24466||023||How to Think About Sex||D. Boonin|
|33004||026||How Should One Live?||
|24470||031||Gandhi, Meditation and Peace||C. Comstock|
|24471||032||Why Be Moral?||B. Talbot|
|33010||033||Social Effects of Technology, Society, Past & Present||D. Paradis|
|33012||036||Ideas of India: Intellectual Legacies of Saints, Scholars and Scoundrels||R. Parson|
|24476||037||Liberty - Political Revolution||J. Hodge|
|33014||038||Science and Art in an Interdisciplinary World||J. Pérez-Gallego|
|24479||040||Heroism: Iliad to Blade Runner||H. Fredricksmeyer|
|33030||042||East Asian Comic Cultures||E. Shih|
|33031||043||Games of Thrones: Survival||A. Shin|
|24483||045||Race and Citizenship||S. Sohi|
|33038||046||America Compared: The Greatest Country in the World?||S. Steinmo|
|24484||047||Immigrant Colorado||V. Hulden|
|24496||048||Astronauts and Innovators||G. Siarheichyk|
|24498||049||Comic Books and Public Pedagog||J. Stevens|
|24499||050||Evil, Illusions and Androids: Uncertainty in Literature, Philosophy and Film||L. Shizuko Stone|
|24500||051||Human Rights, Rites of Passage||M. Yamashita|
|33043||052||Headwaters: Going Upriver in Literature and Film||T. Levi Thompson|
|37105||057||Origins of Racism||A. Prieto|
Playing Politics: Violence, Institutions, and Memory
This seminar has a required trip abroad, to Paris, France, which will occur in January 2020. See more here.
Designing the Renaissance
This seminar has a required trip abroad, to Florence, Italy, which would occur in January 2020. See more here.
If a student has previously completed a First-Year Seminar Course and wants to see if it was approved for Engineering Humanities & Social Science credit, please view the Historical List of FYSM courses for CEAS Students.