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Undergraduate Academic Information

The Academic Achievement Center

Academic Advising

Academic Internships

Accreditations

The Capstone Experience

Center for Academic Advising and First Year Programs

Center for Community-Based Learning

Connected Learning Symposium

Course Descriptions - Numbering System

Differently Abled Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Fifth Year Option

First Year Seminar

The First Year Seminar (FYS) is part of the General Education Core Curriculum and a requirement for all incoming first year students and transfer students with fewer than 15 credits. The First Year Seminar is a theme-based course that engages students in a specific area of interest while providing support for a smooth transition into the Lasell College community and the Connected Learning philosophy. First Year Seminar is designed to help students develop skills in speaking, reading, writing, research, technology, and learning strategies required for college level work and for becoming active and effective learners. This is accomplished through engaging activities, involving reading, discussion, working on team projects, participating in field trips, and explorations of the campus. Civic engagement and service-learning activities are often part of this course as is participation in the Connected Learning Symposium. Through the seminar, students develop close ties with faculty and peer mentors who serve as advocates for first year students' academic success. This requirement may be fulfilled by taking either FYS 103 or HON 101 (for students enrolled in Honors Program).

COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDITS
FYS

 

 

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FYS101

FYS101 - First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar is designed to help students make a smooth transition into the Lasell College community. This is accomplished through engaging activities involving reading, discussion, working on team projects, field trips, in-class activities, and explorations of the campus. Through the seminar, students develop close ties with faculty and student facilitators who serve not only as teachers but also as mentors and advocates for students' academic success. F.

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First Year Seminar
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FYS103

FYS103 - First Year Seminar

This is a theme-based course that engages students in a specific area of interest while providing support for a smooth transition into the Lasell College community and the Connected Learning philosophy. Students develop skills in speaking, reading, writing, research, technology and learning strategies through engaging activities involving reading, class discussions, team projects, field trips, and exploration of campus resources. Civic engagement and service learning activities are often part of this course. In addition, students develop close ties with faculty, peers and student mentors who serve as role models and advocates. At Orientation, students select specific FYS sections by themes ranging from The Art of Political Protest to the "Witch" in History and Pop Culture.  This requirement may be fulfilled by taking either FYS 103 or HON 101.

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First Year Seminar
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Honors Program

Information Technology Services

International Service-Learning (Shoulder-to-Shoulder)

Jessie S. Brennan Library

Lasell's Early Action Partnership for Student Success

The Lasell Plan of Education: Connected Learning

Linked Credits

Mid-Term Progress Reports

Nancy Lawson Donahue ‘49 Institute for Values and Public Life

RoseMary B. Fuss Teaching and Learning Center

RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies

Service-Learning

Study Abroad-International Education

Summer Online Undergraduate Program