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General Education

First Year Seminar

A Course to Build On

First Year Seminar (FY) is a three-credit General Education course designed to help new students make a successful transition into the intellectual life of Monmouth University. The course is taught on a variety of topics by full-time professors from all academic disciplines, who engage students in scholarly inquiry within their areas of interest and expertise.

Within the course, students have the opportunity to sharpen higher-level academic skills, enhance awareness of ethical issues in academia in general and the course topic in particular, and expand their learning through University resources, activities, and events. Students gain experience in research, critical analysis, logical argumentation, oral discourse, and collaborative problem-solving.

First Year Seminar is a requirement for graduation for all first-year students entering Monmouth University prior to Fall 2020 with 18 credits or less and must be taken during the student’s first semester at Monmouth.

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