FYSW - First-Year Seminar SCWK

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

FYSW 102A.  First-Year Seminar: Get Involved: The Power of Collective Behavior   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Focuses on various forms of collective behavior. Involvement in these is as much a part of who people are as it is about their passions in life. Materials are presented through the theoretical lenses of sociology and social work. Topics of study include conformity, crowd/group behavior, rumors, public opinion, propaganda crazes, fads, fashions, mass hysteria, riots, mobs, disaster behavior, social protests, social movements and social advocacy. All topics are contextualized through culture, diversity or social justice lenses. 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.

FYSW 102T.  First-Year Seminar: This Is Us, Who Are You? Family in Modern America   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Seminar helps students critically examine how family is a fundamental part of American life and society. Students look at the diversity of families in America. Family is defined broadly to include, but not limited to, blood, marriage, adoption and the desired connection among people to form a close familial bond. Students are asked to think and talk about how the notion of family has played a role in their own life and formation, as well as reflect upon the literature and research regarding family 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.