FYSO - First-Year Seminar SOC

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

FYSO 102A.  First-Year Seminar: On Gender and Feminism   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Invites students to explore gender and its associated roles and assumptions in American society. Students learn about feminist movements and gender as a social construct while engaging with others from different backgrounds to examine issues surrounding gender and their own identities. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement.

FYSO 102Y.  First-Year Seminar: The Sociology of Harry Potter   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. The Harry Potter series has captured the love and imagination of youth and adults across the world. This course considers what a sociological view of the Wizarding World can teach students about their own culture. Exploring the role of social interactions, institutions and inequalities in the lives of Harry and other characters provides the basis for cultivating a sociological imagination that helps students better understand their own lives and those around them. In addition, class discussions, guest speakers and campus activities offer opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and connections to help students succeed at WSU. 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.