Identity and Rites of Passage

Instructor: 
Meredith Doster
Day/Time Taught: 
MWF 9:00-9:50 am and MWF 10:00-10:50 am
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2010
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-2: 
189

The first year of college is rife with transition and change. Ideally, the first year of college will allow students to reflect thoughtfully on who they are, where they come from, and how they fit into a collegiate academic environment that requires them to critically assess and synthesize their personal histories into their present selves. This course will explore the shifting dynamics of identity that accompany life’s transitions, focusing in particular on the myriad of changes that students face as they enter a university environment. Given ASU’s location within the Appalachian region, this course will also critically explore identity formation on a regional level, looking specifically at the complexity of Appalachian identity. Equal part reading and discussion, this course will introduce first-year students to college-level critical thinking and writing, culminating in a personal research project.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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