FYED - First-Year Seminar SED

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

FYED 102A.  First-Year Seminar: Superheroes Go to School   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Designed for freshmen/first-year students. Includes examinations of common superhero attributes and narratives, specifically in school or educational settings. Content is applied to projects related to personal development, synergetic collaboration, service outreach, and strategic preparation for ongoing learning and growth. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement. Course includes diversity content.

FYED 102B.  First-Year Seminar: Race and Ethnicity in Modern America   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Examines race as a fundamental part of American life and society. Discusses race as a result of how people divide and categorize themselves and others based on physical differences which then take on nonphysical meanings (intelligence, worth, morality). Students are asked to think and talk about how the concept of race has played a role in their own lives and formative years, as well as to reflect on scholarship on race and current debates/dilemmas. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement. Course includes diversity content.

FYED 102C.  First-Year Seminar: Creativity and Problem Solving   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Focuses on key understandings and elements related to the creative process and the relationship of creative thinking and problem solving. Develops an understanding of creative thinking processes to explore how those processes can impact change in themselves, in others and in career contexts. The course has an experiential focus and draws from creative strategies used in education, business, science and the arts. Content is applied to projects related to personal development, synergetic collaboration, service outreach and strategic preparation for ongoing learning and growth. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement.

FYED 102D.  First-Year Seminar: Finding Fitness, Fun and Food as a WSU Freshman   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Gives freshmen at WSU an overview of campus life, the culture of WSU, college expectations and how to succeed academically. Explores various places on campus or within walking distance to get exercise, find ways to acquire and make food that’s healthy, and create plans to stay mentally healthy as the challenges of the semester accumulate. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement.