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FYS 104 - Understanding the SELFie: Diversity and Human Experieinces

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to:CSU

This seminar course is designed to introduce first-year students to the spirit of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity that lies at the heart of learning. All First-Year Seminar courses explore a common selected theme in depth. This seminar course will approach the selected theme as a conduit for understanding diversity and human experiences. FYS 104 will explore major themes, problems, theories, and ideologies from both past and present. This seminar encourages student inquiry and analysis into subject matter which continue to shape their lives today. This course challenges students to utilize primary skills found in each discipline in order to explain human experiences, examine historical and contemporary theories, and facilitate their contributions to their communities at large. Through inquiry-based instruction and active learning, students develop into self-directed problem-solvers. Coursework will build throughout the semester toward a culminating project in various media. Through presentations, guest speakers, and field trips, students will be exposed to professions and fields of study in behavioral and social sciences.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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