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Undergraduate Academic Information

The Academic Achievement Center

Academic Advising

Academic Internships

Accelerated Degree Option

Accreditations

The Capstone Experience

Center for Academic Advising and First Year Programs

Center for Community-Based Learning

Connected Learning Symposium

Course Descriptions - Numbering System

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Fifth Year Option

First Year Seminar

The First Year Seminar (FYS) is part of the 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 inquiry 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. Through studying an academic topic, students develop and apply core intellectual skills and receive an introduction to the core knowledge perspectives. At the same time, students connect to the experiences and people that make up the Lasell College Community. Course outcomes are accomplished through engaging activities including reading, writing, class discussions, presentations, team projects, field trips, and exploration of campus resources. 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. Past course titles have included: Challenging Hollywood: Thinking Critically about Movies, Exploring Activism-Changing Our World, Let Us Rock, Pets: Our Perfect Companion, The Meaning of Dress, The “Reality” of Relationships, The Spark of Creativity, The Witch in History and Pop Culture, Women and Sports, and Zombies, Vampires and Revolutionaries. This requirement may be fulfilled by taking either FYS 103 or HON 101 (for students enrolled in Honors Program).

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FYS103

FYS103 - First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar (FYS) is a theme-based inquiry course that provides the foundational experience of a Lasell education for students. Through studying an academic topic, students develop and apply core intellectual skills and receive an introduction to the core knowledge perspectives. At the same time, students connect to the experiences and people that make up the Lasell College Community. Course outcomes are accomplished through engaging activities including reading, writing, class discussions, presentations, team projects, field trips, service learning, and exploration of campus resources. Past course titles have included: Challenging Hollywood: Thinking Critically about Movies, Exploring Activism-Changing Our World, Let Us Rock, Pets: Our Perfect Companion, The Meaning of Dress, The “Reality” of Relationships, The Spark of Creativity, The Witch in History and Pop Culture, Women and Sports, and Zombies, Vampires and Revolutionaries. This requirement may be fulfilled by taking either FYS 103 or HON 101.

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Holway Child Study Centers

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

Services for Students with Disabilities

Study Abroad-International Education

Summer Online Undergraduate Program