FSEM100 or HONR100

FSEM 100 or HONR 100 is a first-year seminar course at UMW – exclusively for first-year students ONLY.

Features of the course include

  • Small sizes – capped at 15 students each
  • Exploration of a topic of interest to the students and the faculty member
  • Active discussion-based formats
  • Exploration of primary texts rather than textbooks
  • Development of writing and speaking skills, which will be needed in upper-level courses
  • Critical examination of the literature

Catalog Description for the Course:

The first-year seminar introduces students to the pursuit of intellectual inquiry.  Students will study a non-traditional topic in a non-traditional way while exploring the concept of a liberal arts education.  Specific topics will vary from course to course.

The chemistry department has offered seminars on