We are excited to connect with our students in small group settings with the following educational opportunities.
First Year Seminars (FYSM 1000)
Have you ever wondered about the origins of the universe? Or what exactly "fake news" means? Or wanted to write a fairy tale? First-Year Seminar series tackles these and many other topics by approaching critical thinking and academic curriculum on a completely new level. We asked our inventive professors to develop courses that focus on unusual and thought-provoking topics (e.g., political dialogue, toxic chemicals, morality and Batman), and then to structure the topics to meet our rigorous academic standards. The First-Year Seminar courses are small, interactive classes—limited to 19 students in each course—and are a great way to explore intriguing topics and establish connections with a faculty member and other students who share similar interests.
Academic Exploration & Critical Decision Making Seminars (FYXP 1000)
Academic Exploration & Critical Decision Making is a one-credit course offered to students in Exploratory Studies taught by advisors in the University Exploration & Advising Center. Through participation in this course, students will work through the major and career exploration process in a guided, intentional way and critically evaluate their values, strengths and interests. Students can expect to leave the course with a greater understanding of the majors, minors and certificates offered at CU and next steps to finding an academic and co-curricular path that best meets their goals.
Academic Support Seminars (FYXP 1100)
The Academic Support Seminar is a one-credit course designed for first-year students in the Program in Exploratory Studies and is taught by academic coaches in the University Exploration & Advising Center. In this seminar, students will develop the skills they need to succeed in college. The class focuses on developing learning strategies, improving executive functioning (time management, organization, self-monitoring, etc.), and setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. Students will also identify their strengths and participate in peer-to-peer interaction to foster collaboration and positive outcomes.
First Year Success Seminar (FYXP 1500)
Designed to assist first-year students with their successful transition to the University of Colorado Boulder. Students will learn about campus resources, goal setting, study skills, and academic exploration. Participation in class discussions, self reflection, and engagement in course assignments are essential in this course. This course will provide a supportive environment for new students to engage with peers, staff, and faculty to support the first eight weeks of the transition to college.
Transfer Success Seminar (FYXP 3000)
This success seminar course is designed to assist you, a first semester transfer student, with your transition to the University of Colorado Boulder. Through this course you will learn about various campus and academic resources applicable to an upper-division student; evaluate your skills, interests, strengths and education as they relate to overall career goals; and establish an encouraging transfer student community. Participation, group work, and class discussions are essential in this course.
First-Year Academic Experience Spring 2021 Courses
Are you looking to get a jump start on planning your spring schedule? Consider getting pre-enrolled in a First-Year Academic Experience course before spring registration even begins! Many of these courses meet A&S GenEd requirements and are applicable towards a wide range of majors at CU Boulder.
Location & Hours
Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) East Building, Second Floor
1725 Euclid Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0200