First-Year Seminar Courses

These courses have been approved to fulfill University Degree Requirements. This course list is updated periodically. More information about the University Degree Requirements can be found in the Academic Information section.

AE 124Architectural Engineering Orientation1
AED 101SIntroduction to Art Education3
AERSP 1Aerospace Explorer--First-Year Seminar1
AFAM 83First-Year Seminar in African American Studies Keystone/General Education Course3
AG 150Be a Master Student!2
AMST 83First-Year Seminar in American Studies Keystone/General Education Course3
ANSC 110Contemporary Issues in Animal Biotechnology and Society1
ANTH 83First-Year Seminar in Anthropology Keystone/General Education Course3
APLNG 83First-Year Seminar in Applied Linguistics Keystone/General Education Course3
ARCH 131Basic Design Studio I4
ART 11First-Year Seminar- School of Visual Arts1
ARTH 1First-Year Seminar Keystone/General Education Course3
ASIA 83SAsian Studies First Year Seminar Keystone/General Education Course3
ASTRO 20First-Year Astronomy Seminar2
AYFCE 211SFoundations: Civic and Community Engagement Keystone/General Education Course3
BA 100SIntroduction to Business Keystone/General Education Course3
BBH 19Health and Disease1
BBH 148Coping with College: A First Year Transition Seminar2
BBH 197JSpecial Topics - InterDomain Keystone/General Education Course3
BE 1Growing Your Future--First-Year Seminar1
BIOL 110SBiology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity Keystone/General Education Course4
BMB 205SCourse-Based Research Experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology FYS3
BME 100Biomedical Engineering Seminar1
CAMS 83First-Year Seminar in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Keystone/General Education Course3
CAP 100Orientation to the Undergraduate Experience1
CAP 110First-Year Seminar for Capital College, The School of Behavioral Sciences and Education1
CAP 120First-Year Seminar for Business1
CAP 140First-Year Seminar for Humanities1
CAP 150First-Year Seminar for Capital College, The School of Public Affairs1
CAP 160First-Year Seminar for Capital College, The School of Science, Engineering and Technology1
CAS 83First-Year Seminar in Speech Communication Keystone/General Education Course3
CAS 84First-Year Seminar in Communication Arts and Sciences Keystone/General Education Course3
CAS 100SEffective Speech Keystone/General Education Course3
CAS 138TRhetoric and Civic Life II Keystone/General Education Course3
CE 100STopics and Contemporary Issues in Civil and Environmental Engineering: First-Year Seminar1
CHE 100Exploring Chemical Engineering First-Year Seminar1
CMLIT 83First-Year Seminar in Comparative Literature Keystone/General Education Course3
CMPEN 111Computers and Computer Hardware1
CMPSC 111Logic for Computer Science1
CRIMJ 83SFirst-Year Seminar in Criminal Justice Keystone/General Education Course3
CYBER 100SComputer Systems Literacy3
EDSGN 11Explorations in Design First-Year Seminar1
EDSGN 12Solar Racers First-Year Seminar1
EDSGN 13Ethics of Star Trek First-Year Seminar1
EDSGN 15Transformations by Design: First-Year Seminar1
EDSGN 100SIntroduction to Engineering Design3
EDTHP 115SCompeting Rights: Issues in American Education Keystone/General Education Course3
EDUC 100First-Year Seminar in Education1-3
EE 8Introduction to Digital Music1
EE 9First-Year Seminar in Electrical Engineering1
EET 2Introduction to Engineering Technology1
EMSC 100SEarth and Mineral Sciences First-Year Seminar Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 15SRhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 30SHonors Freshman Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 30THonors Freshman Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 83First-Year Seminar in English Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 135SAlternative Voices in American Literature Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 138TRhetoric and Civic Life II Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 139SBlack American Literature Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 184SThe Short Story Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 194SWomen Writers Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGR 97Special Topics1-9
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering1
ERM 150SERM First Year Engagement1
ESC 120Design for Failure--First-Year Seminar1
ESC 121Science/Engineering Fiction and the Engineering Sciences--First-Year Seminar1
ESC 122Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Materials and Devices--First-Year Seminar1
ESC 123Catastrophic Failures--First-Year Seminar1
FORT 100Introduction to Forestry1
FR 83First-Year Seminar in French Keystone/General Education Course3
GD 1SFirst-Year Seminar in Graphic Design1
GER 83First-Year Seminar in German Keystone/General Education Course3
HDFS 129SIntroduction to Human Development and Family Studies Keystone/General Education Course3
HIST 1TThe Western Heritage I Keystone/General Education Course3
HIST 83First-Year Seminar in History Keystone/General Education Course3
IE 100Discover Industrial Engineering: First-Year Seminar1
IST 111SSeminar in Information Sciences and Technology1
IT 83First-Year Seminar in Italian Literature, Film, and Culture Keystone/General Education Course3
JST 83First-Year Seminar in Jewish Studies Keystone/General Education Course3
KINES 61SFitness Theory and Practice Keystone/General Education Course3
LA 83First Year Seminar in the Liberal Arts1
LA 100Contemporary Legal Issues3
LARCH 125Landscape Architecture Orientation Seminar1
LER 83First-Year Seminar in Labor Studies and Employment Relations Keystone/General Education Course3
LST 83The Twenty-First Century Researcher1
ME 101Toy Fundamentals: First-Year Seminar1
ME 102Smart Lego Robots & Design1
ME 103HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES1
ME 105Product Dissection A: Bicycles--First-Year Seminar1
ME 106Product Dissection B: Household Appliances--First-Year Seminar1
ME 107Product Dissection C: The Enigmatic Engine--First-Year Seminar1
ME 109SExplore Mechanical Engineering Research1
ME 190Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: First-Year Seminar1
MGMT 1Business Leadership3
MUSIC 5SAn Introduction to Western Music Keystone/General Education Course3
MUSIC 40First-Year Seminar in Music Education1
MUSIC 119First-Year Music Seminar2
MUSIC 129SFirst-Year Performance Seminar3
MUSIC 173First-Year Composition Seminar2
NURS 100First Year Seminar in Nursing1
OT 100Structural Foundations of Occupational Therapy1
PHIL 10SCritical Thinking Keystone/General Education Course3
PHIL 83First-Year Seminar in Philosophy Keystone/General Education Course3
PLSC 83First-Year Seminar in Political Science Keystone/General Education Course3
PSU 1First-Year Seminar Abington1
PSU 3First-Year Seminar Altoona1
PSU 5First-Year Seminar Berks1
PSU 6First-Year Seminar Business1-3
PSU 6TFirst-Year Seminar Business1-3
PSU 7First-Year Seminar Behrend1
PSU 8First-Year Seminar University College1-3
PSU 8TFirst-Year Seminar University College1-3
PSU 9First-Year Seminar Communications1
PSU 9TFirst-Year Seminar Communications1
PSU 12First-Year Seminar Engineering1
PSU 14First-Year Seminar Health and Human Development1
PSU 15First-Year Seminar Liberal Arts1
PSU 16First-Year Seminar Science1
PSU 17First-Year Seminar College of Information Sciences and Technology1
PSU 97Special Topics1-3
PSYCH 83First-Year Seminar in Psychology Keystone/General Education Course3
PSYCH 100SIntroductory Psychology Keystone/General Education Course3
PT 100SPhysical Therapist Assistant-Introduction3
PT 101Introduction to Computer Skills for the PTA1
RLST 83First-Year Seminar in Religious Studies Keystone/General Education Course3
RPTM 100Introduction to Golf Management2
RPTM 100SIntroduction to Golf Management2
RUS 83First-Year Seminar in Russian Keystone/General Education Course3
SOC 1SIntroductory Sociology Keystone/General Education Course3
SOC 83First-Year Seminar in Sociology Keystone/General Education Course3
SPAN 83First-Year Seminar in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Keystone/General Education Course3
SRA 1First-Year Seminar in Security and Risk Analysis1
STS 200SCritical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society Keystone/General Education Course3
THEA 1SFirst-Year Seminar: Theatre Production Practices1
THEA 208SWorkshop: Theatre in Diverse Cultures Keystone/General Education Course3
VBSC 50Mechanisms of Disease3
WILDL 106Wildlife Management Techniques4
WILDL 106TWildlife Management Techniques (Honors)4
WMNST 1Introduction to Women's Studies Keystone/General Education Course3
WMNST 83NFirst-Year Seminar in Women's Studies Keystone/General Education Course3