First Year Experience Seminars

Offered each semester for first-year students, both freshmen and transfer students

First Year Experience (FYE) Seminars provide an unparalleled opportunity for small groups of students to explore a thought-provoking scholarly topic outside of General Education requirements.

  • Learn how scholarship is conducted in specific disciplines.
  • Practice using UAOnline to register for courses, add/drop courses, check financial aid, and more.
  • Get familiar with using DegreeWorks to determine your outstanding graduation requirements.
  • Improve your understanding of academic planning, program requirements, and student code of conduct at UAF.
  • National research shows that first-year seminars improve 4-year graduation rates and college GPA among all students.
  • All FYE seminars are graded pass/fail.
  • Students who enroll but do not complete or pass the course will be charged $45.

Earn one free credit!

  • Tuition and all fees are paid for First Year Seminars.
  • Students who enroll but do not complete the course will be charged $45.
  • Contact the URSA office 450-8772 or ursa.uaf@alaska.edu for more information.

Spring 2015 Semester

Introduction to Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity
Instructor  Barbara Taylor
FYE F100    FE1
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
     January 15 - April 22, 2015      CRN 38823
Learn about the diversity of research at UAF and the opportunities for undergraduate student participation in research and creative scholarship from the researchers themselves. Gain a broad understanding of the significance, process and impact of research and creative scholarship on UAF campuses.

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