• First Year Seminars

    To be offered Fall 2014

    Gateway Courses

    First-year seminars begin your academic journey with enlightening, challenging, and group-centered learning.

    FYSM 1099FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR: GATEWAY is designed especially for first-semester freshmen as the academic gateway to HSU’s Christian liberal arts experience. In small classes led by our best and brightest faculty and including peer mentors, Gateway explores self-identity and the art of asking questions while exploring the academic, spiritual, and social integration of new first-year students into the HSU community.

    SPACE IS LIMITED! Only four courses will be offered in Fall 2014, so choose your section now:

    FYSM 1099 A - Gateway: The Disney Version

    Rich TraylorMWF 11:00 Womble Courtroom, ES 114 Traylor

    Explore yourself and your values through your connection to one of the most powerful and global influences on our culture: Disney!

    As a significant shaper of culture, Disney reaches the lives of millions, so Disney studies is serious business. Come consider the animated creations of Disney in relation to your personal beliefs. Join Dr. Rich Traylor, respected History professor and self-confessed Disneyphile, in a semester-long conversation that will challenge the way in which you see Disney and your world.


    FYSM 1099 B - Gateway: Seeing in Time

    Larry FinkMW 1-2:15 AH 112 L. Fink

    Use photography to heighten your vision of the eternal and to root out deeper meaning from captured moments in time. Digital camera of any kind required (cell phone camera acceptable).

    Appreciating the moment heightens one’s vision of the eternal. Using cameras to capture moments in time can help us discern the meaningful, the important, and the real in our lives. Should you choose to accompany long-time English professor and acclaimed photographer Dr. Larry Fink through this First-Year Seminar, expect a positive and unforgettable first semester that will alert you to the value of future moments in time, both academic and non-academic.


    FYSM 1099 D - Gateway: Seuss-cess

    Martha HinmanTT 8:00 AH 109 Hinman

    Discover strategies for academic and life success through the lens of Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.

    Nationally-respected physical therapy educator and researcher Dr. Martha Hinman uses the beloved stories of Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, to explore important life themes of academic and personal success in this fascinating approach to the pursuit of excellence. Come think with Dr. Hinman about the Lorax, Horton the Elephant, and a host of other Seuss characters as they challenge you to find and follow your passion.

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