First-Year Seminar (FYS)

Augustana University’s First-Year Seminar (FYS) is a 2-semester program that serves to orient students to academics and campus life at AU. In addition to its collection of innovative courses, FYS also enables students to connect with professors, fellow students and campus resources, such as the Student Success Center. Each course is designed to help first-year students develop the critical thinking, communication and ethical reasoning skills they’ll need for their Augustana academic career, and to engage difficult questions throughout life.

FYS Course Descriptions