First Year Seminar
First Year Seminar provides a common experience to entering students, introducing them to the CSUMB Vision, introducing them to the campus and area communities, engaging them in the unique approaches and challenges of CSUMB Academic Life, and supporting their exploration of their past, present, and future as they transition to college, explore the majors, and develop and pursue their future goals.
First Year Seminar promotes not only persistence in college, but college success.
- FYS 100: First Year Seminar (2-6 units) (does not fulfill a general education requirement)
- FYS 124: Introduction to Environmental Science (4 units)
- FYS 143: Philosophy of Nonviolence (4 units)
- FYS 144: Art, Religion and the Americas (4 units)
- FYS 145: Digital Media Arts & Culture (4 units)
- FYS 146: Comp. Ethnic Experiences (4 units)
- FYS 156: Technology and Society (4 units)
- FYS 181: Multicultural Health (4 units)
- FYS 182: Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll (4 units)
- FYS 183: Eat, Love, Learn (4 units)
- FYS 142: Youth and Protest in the Arts (4 units)
- FYS 159: Far East Explorer (4 units)
- FYS 158: Archaeology/Sustainability (4-6 units)
First Year Seminar has four learning outcomes to give you a solid foundation for your university learning:
- CSUMB Vision, Values, Goals. Students relate the CSUMB Vision Statement, Core Values, and Academic Goals to their own educational and personal goals.
- Academic and Career Planning. Students create an academic plan that incorporates exploration of major and career, and student development pathways.
- Teamwork. Students demonstrate teamwork through constructive participation in team tasks and effective interactions with team members of diverse identities and perspectives.
- Information Literacy. Students choose a topic appropriate to the assignment, identify search terms relevant to the topic, effectively search for and identify sources using the library books and articles search tool and evaluate the relevance of search results. Students create an academic plan that incorporates exploration of major and career, and student development pathways.
Dr. Swarup Wood currently serves as the FYS CoordinatorFirst Year Seminar Program
The Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday/Wednesday