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First Year Seminar Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

FYS 175

First Year Seminar

3 credit hours

This course offers an introduction to college-level learning in the context of the Catholic and Mercy intellectual traditions, especially by introducing students to the history and charism of the Sisters of Mercy. While the overarching themes and course materials will vary, all courses will introduce biblical texts, consider biblical exegesis, and foster theological, religious, and moral literacy. As an introduction to college-level learning, FYS 175 also develops the skills associated with close reading, critical inquiry, critical thinking, and effective oral and written communication. For first-year students only.