First Year Seminars

First Year Seminars

First Year Seminars

First Year Seminars (FYS) are small, hands-on classes designed for freshmen. In these classes, you will have the chance to work closely with supportive FYS professors and further develop your own academic and career interests. As a First Year Seminar student, you will also be supported by a Student Success Team, which includes a peer success coach, your FYS professor, an academic advisor, and a career specialist. Your success team will be there to answer your questions, support you during your first semester and make sure you know about upcoming campus opportunities and events!

Your Student Success Team

  • Complete your Justice Core General Education requirement
  • Explore John Jay's Justice Mission
  • Participate in campus activities
  • Build a John Jay network
  • Share your research at the fall Student Showcase
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Planning for Spring 2017?

Check out your First Year Seminar options:
Download the Spring 2017 and/or Fall 2016 booklets below.
View the FYS Spring 2017 booklet online.

Fall 2016 First Year Seminars

Click on cohort to view course listings.

Adelante!ISPPhilosophical & Cultural FoundationsResearch & InquirySocial Justice APPLE Corps Early Start Honors Program OSS

 

adelante!

So You Want to Be a LAWYER: Latinas/os in the Legal Profession
FY09 LLS 100, Professors Nitza Milagros Escalera, Esq.
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

The Latina/o Struggle for Inclusion in Higher Education
FY11 LLS 100, Professor Isabel Martinez
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Justice Issues in the New Millennium
FY10 LLS 100, Professor Adrian Bordoni
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

interdisciplinary studies program (isp)

Justice: Who’s In and Who’s Out?
FY51 ISP 100, Professors Michael Blitz and Dana Edell
FY52 ISP 100, Professors Amy Green and Nick Montano
FY53 ISP 100, Professors Nina Rose Fisher and Remi Brulin
FY54 ISP 100, Professors Kofi Scott and Marcie Bianco
Peer Mentor: TBD
Academic Advisor: TBD
Career Specialist: TBD

English 101-ISP1, 2, 3 and 4 (College Composition I)
Professors Christen Madrazo and Amy Rosenberg
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Life Stories: Interdisciplinary Explorationsof Musical Lives (Individual and Society)
ISP 147-01, Professors Ryan Bazinet and Chris Head
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Why Gender Matters (Individual and Society)
ISP 145-01, Professors Caroline Reitz and Allison Pease
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Going Places: Travel and Transformation (World Cultures)
ISP 112-01 and -02, Professors Susannah Crowder and Richard Haw
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Those People: Stereotypes in America (US Experience in Its Diversity)
ISP 122-01, Professors Kofi Scott and Adriana Perez
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

philosophical & cultural foundations

Justice, the Individual, and Struggle in the African American Experience
FY03 AFR 123 and FY04 AFR 123, Professor Herbert Johnson
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Ethical Foundations of the Just Society
FY16 PHI 102, Professor John Pittman
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Justice and Communication in Civic Life
FY15 COM 155, Professor Greg Donaldson
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

research & inquiry

The Ethnography of Youth and Justice in New York City
FY21 ANT 100 and FY23 ANT 100, Professor Ric Curtis
FY20 ANT 100 and FY22 ANT 100, Staff
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

social justice

Crime, Class, Capitalism: The Economics of Justice
FYS13 ECO 170, Professor Michelle Holder
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

What Does Feminism Mean in the Digital Age?
FY06 GEN 140 and FY07 GEN 140, Professor Marcie Bianco
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Memory: Imperfections, Injustices and Improvements
FY25 PSY 141, Professor Kimberly Schanz
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

apple corps

Justice and Communication in Civic Life
FY34 COM 155 and FY35 COM 155, Professor Elton Beckett
FY37 COM 155, Professor Greg Donaldson
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

early start

Ethical Foundations of the Just Society
FY19 PHI 102, Professor John Pittman
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Justice and the Outsider
FY38 COM 128, Professor Bettina Murray
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Historical Perspectives on Justice and Inequality
FY28 HIS 106, Professor Edward Paulino
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Justice and Communication in Civic Life
FY33 COM 155, Professor Elton Beckett
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Memory: Imperfections, Injustices and Improvements
FY24 PSY 141, Professor Jason Frydman
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Self, Media, and Justice
FY61 ENG 191, Professor Alan Winson
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

honors program

Ethical Foundations of the Just Society
FY17 PHI 102, Professor Michael Brownstein
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

opportunity for student success (oss)

Self, Media, and Justice
FY60 ENG 191, Professor Alan Winson
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Gender, Justice and Social Change
FY08 GEN 140, Professor Wynne Ferdinand
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Justice and the Individual - European Empires, 1500 to Present
FY29 HIS 106, Professor Kyle Francis
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

Ethical Foundations of the Just Society
FY18 PHI 102, Professor Genevieve LaForge
Peer Mentor TBD
Academic Advisor TBD
Career Specialist TBD

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