The seminar is a critical component of the First-Year Experience, where you will meet new people, connect with faculty and staff, and discover the UNA and Shoals communities.

FYE Seminars are themed, one-hour classes that may be attached to one or two of your required general education courses. Themes generally involve possibilities for majors, such as Nursing, History, or the Sciences. Seminar instructors determine the activities and assignments of the course, often times with your input, so your participation is important. In the past, activities have included:

  • Visits to campus and community locations of importance
  • Class discussions on current events
  • Guest presentations
  • Additional study sessionsFYE Flag

When you arrive at SOAR this summer, be sure to ask your advisor to place you in the seminar that is right for you. Space is limited, so the sooner you get to orientation the more likely you are to get into your first choice. Click here for more information on the seminar themes being offered for the Fall 2015 semester. This document will provide you with information on the times and faculty of the sections.

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