Drake University
First Year Seminars
Fall 2015


Description for all FYS courses can be viewed below, either individually or in groups.

FYS 001 - FYS 010 FYS 011 - FYS 020 FYS 021 - FYS 030 FYS 031 - FYS 040 FYS 041 - FYS 050

FYS 001 (CRN 2931) – Writing and Therapy
FYS 003 (CRN 6453) – Banned Books: Ideology, Suppression, and Censorship
FYS 004 (CRN 6788) – Social Justice: Confronting Culture, Creating Change
FYS 005 (CRN 6959) – Honesty & Lies
FYS 006 (CRN 6456) – Decisions & Revisions
FYS 007 (CRN 1129) – Shakespearean Adaptions & Appropriations
FYS 008 (CRN 7469) – Jane Austen: Property and Propriety
FYS 009 (CRN 6479) –Dickens Won't Die: 175 Years of Narrative and Adaptation
FYS 010 (CRN 6481) – The Power of Tradition, Forces of Change: Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wan Li Emperor (1587); Henry VIII and the Reformation Parliament, 1529-1536
FYS 012 (CRN 6967) – Batman and Cultural History
FYS 013 (CRN 6484) – Current Issues: Immigration, Generation Y, Climate Change
FYS 014 (CRN 6485) – 21st Century Poetry
FYS 015 (CRN 6515) – Making Sense of College
FYS 016 (CRN 6486) – Story: The Art & Science
FYS 017 (CRN 6568) – I Want to Ride My Bicycle-Cycling and Social Change
FYS 018 (CRN 7498) – Iowa Caucuses: Grassroots Politics on a Global Stage
FYS 019 (CRN 6964) – Peeling the Onion: Fake News & Its Impact on Society
FYS 020 (CRN 6507) – The Social Context of the Autistic Spectrum
FYS 021 (CRN 7906) – Birds & Bees: Sexual Health 101
FYS 022 (CRN 6995) – Lead like Jesus
FYS 023 (CRN 7582) – Latino Lives in the U.S.
FYS 024 (CRN 6962) - Science & Society
FYS 025 (CRN 7474) – American Dreams (learning community)
FYS 026 (CRN 6593) – Ethnobiology, Nature, and Culture
FYS 027 (CRN 3437) – Ethics and Star Trek
FYS 028 (CRN 3006) – Seeing—Believing
FYS 029 (CRN 7907) – Data, the Politics of the Information Society, and You!
FYS 030 (CRN 6963) – Science & Society
FYS 031 (CRN 7002) – Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness
FYS 032 (CRN 6973) – New York, New York
FYS 033 (CRN 6974) – Slavery and American Popular Culture
FYS 034 (CRN 6975 and CRN 7953) – It's not easy being green: or (the enigmatic challenge of living sustainably in a world designed to be otherwise)
FYS 035 (CRN 5176) – Adult Films
FYS 038 (CRN 1916) – Exploring the Portrayal of Mental Illness and Intellectual Disabilities in the Media
FYS 040 (CRN 6503) – Babes, Blasters, and Bombs- Gender Issues in Science Fiction
FYS 041 (CRN 6978) – The Fairy Tale in Contemporary Literature
FYS 042 (CRN 6979) – Refugees: The Human Experience
FYS 043 (CRN 7503) – #_________livesmatter : people's movements for freedom
FYS 044 (CRN 7058) – Women in the Bible: Mates, Mothers, Murders, and More
FYS 045 (CRN 6980 and CRN 7905) – Real Genius and Real Genius: Research Lab
FYS 046 (CRN 7041) – Immigrants and Refugees: Comparative Policies and Problems, and Local Practices
FYS 047 (CRN 6982) – Global Problems of Population Growth
FYS 048 (CRN 6983) – Daring to Dream: The Stories of Business
FYS 049 (CRN 6984) – Adaptation -- Reading Films Based On Other Sources
FYS 050 (CRN 7952) -  Lovecraft: Horror & Madness

For the complete FYS list with course descriptions in one location, click here.


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