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.

Approved Courses

Learning Outcomes

First Year Seminar has four learning outcomes to give you a solid foundation for your university learning:

  1. CSUMB Vision, Values, Goals. Students relate the CSUMB Vision Statement, Core Values, and Academic Goals to their own educational and personal goals.
  2. Academic and Career Planning. Students create an academic plan that incorporates exploration of major and career, and student development pathways.
  3. Teamwork. Students demonstrate teamwork through constructive participation in team tasks and effective interactions with team members of diverse identities and perspectives.
  4. 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.

Contact

Dr. Swarup Wood currently serves as the FYS Coordinator

First Year Seminar Program
The Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 831-582-3806
Fax: 831-582-3873

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday/Wednesday