FYWS - First-Year Seminar WOMS

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

FYWS 102AA.  First-Year Seminar: Intersectional Inequality and Critical Engagement   (3).

General education humanities course. Focuses on understanding the basics of gender intersection with inequality from the standpoint of poverty. It enables students to think critically about the connection of gender with poverty as well as race/ethnicity, sexuality, disability, privilege and power. The class involves seminar/discussions, readings, videos, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) events, and group projects. These facilitate skills-development and competence necessary for engaging inequalities in the society. 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.

FYWS 102J.  First-Year Seminar: Fundamentals of Diversity   (3).

General education humanities course. Designed to facilitate students’ success particularly in understanding the basics of diversity – its construction, perception and possibilities. Students learn the meaning of diversity in terms of being different and special according to societal norms. Focuses on gender and race, but issues of class, sexuality and ability are also included in the study. Seminars/discussions of readings, videos, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) events, and group projects provide the basis for skills development and competence that help students to engage diversity within and outside the classroom. Active participation in class blogs and/or diversity events/sites is required. 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.