Foundation FYS 101 Explorations of Academic Writing: Special Topics
This course emphasizes the production of academic writing through critical analysis of texts, with topics drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines. The courses are intended to be seminar style with reading and discussion appropriately challenging for first year students, with the expectation that students will be able to write so as to enhance learning, find and evaluate information, practice academic integrity, negotiate the process of revision, and use correct grammar and syntax.
Courses granted FYS 101 designation will have a significant component of the course devoted to writing instruction and developing information literacy. It is expected that in FYS 101 students will engage in revision, as well as write at least 15 pages of polished prose, and that they will engage in appropriate research activities. Click on “Skills Expectations” on the left for further explanation of expectations for basic writing-intensive courses and for courses developing basic information literacy. Sections of FYS 101 may have more learning goals and objectives in addition to those associated with the Core.