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.