A key component of Southeast’s nationally known general education program, University Studies, is the required first-year seminar, UI100. Many postsecondary institutions require a first-year seminar, but ours is different! It is these things and more:
All this, and much more, is presented via a theme chosen and developed by the instructor.
You pick the theme that most interests you. In class you will acquire more information
about that topic, and discuss pertinent issues with classmates and an instructor who
share your interest while you practice skills that will help you in your major and
in your career. There are no other first-year seminars like UI100!
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The first part of the above formula stands for First-Year Seminar. At Southeast our first-year seminar is UI100, and you can read about it on other pages within this website. The second part of the formula stands for First-Year Experience, and they’re not the same thing. Truth is, FYS is a part, admittedly a big part, of students’ overall first-year experience, but the FYE is must more than the seminar. It includes students’ experiences in other first-year courses, students’ introductions to majors and minors, career explorations, adjusting to a new schedule and lifestyle, managing time and finances, and other such adjustments required of being a college student. UI100 serves as an introduction to our general education program, University Studies. One of its primary purposes is to inform students about the kinds of activities they will engage in during their years at the University. As such, UI100 is a considerable component of students’ overall first-year experience.