First Year Seminar: Learning Outcome
The following is agreed upon by the Faculty Senate and the Provost:
A first year seminar will:
- Address academic subject matter in a discussion-based format at a level appropriate for a 3 credit course.
- Introduce the student to the ideals of Ignatian Identity and the mission of the University of Scranton.
- Address academically important transitional issues, e.g. Academic integrity, time management etc.
- Foster a mentoring relationship between instructor and students.
- Introduce students to the "life of the mind" at the university through external campus events, e.g. Passport.
An ideal first year seminar may also:
- Advance student achievement of Eloquentia Perfecta.
- Be delivered in an interdisciplinary fashion.
- Incorporate service learning components.
- Recognize a variety of perspectives from differing disciplines.