All students who enter Appalachian State University are required to take First Year Seminar. This course is meant to introduce students to the rigor of academic study at the University level through interdisciplinary engagement with a variety of disciplines and perspectives, the foundation of the university’s General Education program. Students come away from the course with a more sophisticated sense of research and stronger connection to faculty, the university, and often the Boone community.
Selection of courses
As a required course in ASU’s General Education Model, First Year Seminar offers an exciting opportunity for students to think critically, communicate effectively and become a member of a small community of learners. To select a course, students should take a look at the list of courses under the courses tab above. While perusing the courses you can approach choosing in two different ways. You can choose a course that is directly related to your interests and possibly your major or choose something that is different and unfamiliar to you. If all else fails choose something that just sounds “cool.” You can never go wrong following your passion.
Programs affiliated with First Year Seminar
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The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located on the main floor of Anne Belk Hall, room 250.
Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
Faculty Coordinator of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey