Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
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 theme in depth. This seminar course will consider the selected theme through the lens of written and oral communication. FYS 105 will explore the etymology, analysis, and practice of how we use symbols in society, both orally and in writing. 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 language, literature, and verbal expression.
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