Faculty Director of First-Year Seminar
The amount of work in the seminar will be equivalent with any other 100-level class, but the seminar is structured differently than other first-year courses, which generally focus on introducing students to a single discipline, such as Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to American Politics. This seminar is interdisciplinary, bringing together faculty with expertise in different aspects of the main topic.
There will be opportunities to learn from outside experts and work together with other sections throughout the semester.
This class focuses on transferable skills that will be valuable to students in other courses at OWU and that employers list as critical. Many other courses teach these skills, but this class will allocate more time to them.
The course is part of OWU’s newly revised General Education Curriculum and serves as the gateway into the OWU Connection and the many opportunities it affords OWU students
The course is centered around problem-based learning, which involves students in activities and assignments designed to tackle real-life problems. While activities and assignments may vary slightly across sections, there is no final exam or long paper.
There are no fees associated with the course or any of the activities.
Your Faculty Registration Guide will make sure that you are properly enrolled.
No problem! While all students must take the seminar during their first year, you can choose which semester you would like to enroll by talking to your Faculty Registration Guide during your registration appointment.
Transfer students who have received a C- in an an academically-oriented first year seminar at another institution are exempt from this requirement.
Approximately half of the first year class will take the semester in the fall, and the other half in the spring. Faculty registration guides will work with students to choose the semester that is most appropriate.
While sections may vary slightly in terms of the individual readings and sub-topics, all seminars are focused on the main topic: MOVE: mobility, migration, and belonging.
Yes, all incoming students are required to take the seminar. It provides an invigorating academic environment in which students will be exposed to interdisciplinary topics that are intended to capture the interest of students from across the university.
No. As a graduation requirement, CNX 100 may not be taken credit/no entry.