FYS 101 is a 15-week, 1-credit course that engages all first-year and transfer students in guided conversations and activities about transitioning to Syracuse University campus life while exploring identity. Students will gain an understanding of how their identity relates to and interacts with other students, faculty and staff, as they progress through the college experience. To facilitate meaningful small group discussions, each class hosts up to 25 students from multiple schools and colleges. Each section will be led by a pair of facilitators selected from experienced staff, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.
Designed by Associate Professor Jeffery Mangram Ph.D., School of Education, the curriculum seeks to push students outside of their comfort zone to discuss topics such as identity, power, privilege and history, in support of building a meaningful Syracuse University community. Together participating students, faculty and staff will Name It. Engage It. Change It.