The Purpose of a First Year Seminar: An Analysis of Major-Specific vs. Non-Major-Specific FYS Courses at the University of Wyoming
The first year of university for incoming students promotes an environment of unexpected experiences and challenges. “During the transition from school to higher education, young adults experience a substantial amount of change where they progress from the highly controlled setting of school to the autonomous and self-motivated environment of university” (Gibson, Shaw, Hewitt, Easton, Robertson, & Gibson, 2018). First Year Seminar programs (FYS), used in many colleges, are designed to aid first year students, of all disciplines of study, in this transition. In this study, I looked what the purpose ...
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