seminars begin your academic journey with enlightening, challenging, and
FYSM 1099 FIRST-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.
TT 1:20-2:35 p.m. Mrs. Lindsay Boynton
Do we find ourselves or create ourselves? You are here for a reason and this course will help you discover what it is. Rooted in the work of Dr. Tim Elmore, founder of Growing Leaders, this section focuses on understanding God’s purpose for your life. Learn to appreciate failures, and overcome fear in order to create the life you imagine. Designed for undecided majors or those unsure of what career opportunities exist in their majors
M-F 12-12:50 p.m.
Dr. Wayne Dorothy
Incoming freshmen enrolled in any element of HSU’s Band program will participate in self-assessments, completing a “College + 1 Year” plan, academic advising, and other fundamental pieces of university life. Students in this section do not need to enroll in another FYSM section.
M-F 12-12:50 p.m. Dr. Dee Romines | Dr. Clell Wright
Incoming freshmen enrolled in any element of HSU’s Choral program will participate in self-assessments, completing a “College + 1 Year” plan, academic advising, and other fundamental pieces of university life. Students in this section do not need to enroll in another FYSM section
MWF 11-11:50 a.m. Dr. Rich Traylor
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
MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m. Dr. Corrie Reed
Based on the book of the same name, Rules of the Red Rubber Ball asks you to identify the passions of your life and looks at strategies for integrating your passions into college and life after college. Whether your “red rubber ball” is a sport, poetry, or calculators, you’ll be challenged to think about what a successful life path means for you.
MW 1-2:15 AH 112 Dr. Coleman Patterson
Create a family tree and research your ancestors while gaining a greater understanding of yourself and a greater appreciation of the world around you. History will come to life as you explore the struggles and victories of your heritage and consider the heritage you are building for the future.
MWF 10-10:50 a.m. Mr. John Neese
While U2 is widely recognized for its musical impact, the group also implores fans to look at social injustice across the world. Come delve into U2, their music and their mission, explore your role in helping the less fortunate, and ask how you can become a better citizen of the world.
MW 1-2:15 p.m. Dr. Peter Neubert
Calling all Trekkers! Using Star Trek as your way into a closer examination of human prejudices and weaknesses, confront themes like equality, community, and sacrifice and accept the challenge to think deeply about contemporary issues, morality, and yourselves.
MW 1-2:15 p.m Dr. Tom Copeland
Honors Students! You will enroll in HONR 1301 Honors Colloquium, a section developed especially to acquaint Honors students with academic opportunities and responsibilities and encourage self-examination and self-discovery.
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