As part of your first semester course load, you will take a three-credit First-Year Seminar, a class you select based entirely on your personal passions. Examine a variety of contemporary topics, like religion and the Marvel universe, young adult literature and social change, or the culture of competitive sports, in the company of like-minded peers who share your interests. Have fun and meet new friends while gaining skills that will aid you in your other classes, including:
Though our course offerings change from year to year, the video below will give you a feel for the type of dynamic topics you can expect from a First-Year Seminar class.
Think of Launch Lab as your weekly personal growth hour. In this lab, you will gain personal development skills while engaging with your peers. Together you will learn how to advocate for yourselves, how to fail resiliently, how to center your body and mind and how to make the most of your strengths.
While most weeks you will meet exclusively with your First-Year Seminar class, the entire first-year class will attend Launch Lab together three times during the semester during Community Hours, covering topics like: