First Year Seminar (FYS)

First-Year Seminars also help incoming freshmen:

  • Transition to college
  • Connect to their fellow students
  • Learn campus resources
  • Become immersed in campus culture
Three students studying in class together

Small, highly interactive courses with award-winning faculty

Course learning outcomes

After you have taken this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the skills of a successful college student.
  • Explain your strengths and weaknesses on an academic and personal level.
  • Describe effective reading, note-taking, and test-taking skills.
  • Demonstrate collaborative skills with faculty members, staff, and peers.
  • Identify and describe extracurricular opportunities at IU Southeast.
  • Identify and describe a variety of resources available at IU Southeast.
  • Use appropriate tools and technologies to identify, access, evaluate, and use information (also a General Education Outcome).
  • Use information responsibly guided by legal and ethical principles (also a General Education Outcome).