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FYE Courses 2016-17

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How to Pre-Register for FYE Courses (Fall Starts)

First year students spend their first two blocks at CC immersed in a pair of fast-paced, thought-intensive courses typical of the Block Plan. In addition to sparking student interest in learning, FYE courses are aimed at refining skills like weighing evidence, managing contradictions, establishing connections, and expressing ideas orally and in writing.

FYE Registration for Fall Starts begins June 1 and runs through June 30.
  1. First familiarize yourself with all the FYE courses available this year. You should also review the All College Requirements to get a better sense of how your FYE might support your curricular goals.
  2. Next identify the top 8 courses (no more, no less) you would be interested in taking during your first two blocks. Make sure to rank them in order of preference from your most to least preferred.
  3. Here’s where things get a little tricky. CC’s registration process is based on a bidding system. Each incoming student is allotted 100 total points that they will use to bid on their 8 preferred courses. The more points you assign a course, the higher priority you place on the course. It sounds easy enough, but you must keep in mind that each of your 8 courses must be assigned between 1 (minimum) and 20 (maximum) points, and the total number of points assigned must equal 100. At this step in the process, you should allot your 100 total points across your top 8 courses. (If you are still confused or want to know more information on how bidding works, you can find more information on the FYE website.)
  4. When you have decided on how many points to assign to each of your top 8 courses (arriving at a total of 100 points), you should log into CC’s course registration system (known as “Banner”) and apply your 100 total points to your eight courses. A step-by-step, graphic guide for registering and assigning your points is located on the FYE website.
  5. Now sit back and enjoy the rest of your summer. Enrollment notifications will be released on or before the last week of July.

2016-17 FYE Courses for Fall Starts

See the course grid for a detailed view of all-college requirements, time commitments, etc.

AN 205

Topics in History, Topics in Art History: Representations and Realities: Art and History in Europe: Ancient to Modern Art & Culture

AN207

Experiencing Asia through Music and Art

Language and Culture/Native Peoples of the Southwest

CN101

Principles of Chemistry I/Kitchen Chemistry

ED250

Chinese Language/Encountering the Past

EN280

Introduction to Comparative Literature

CN101

Introductory Topics in Economics and Business: Decision Making/Negotiations

Economic Theory

The Other Class: Representations of Teaching and Learning Across Communities

The Inventing American Mixtape: Literature and Cultures of the Americas

Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity/Theories of Race and Ethnicity

It's Getting Hot in Here: The Politics and Science of Climate Change

Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies/Topics in Brazilian Culture: Brazilian Carnaval: The "Heart" of Brazilian Culture

Haiti's Past and Present through Literature

Introduction to African Cinema: Subsaharan African Cultures through Film/The Cinema of Francophone North Africa

Green Germany

Freedom and Authority

Introduction to Classical Literature and Archeology/Freedom and Authority

Western Civilization: Critical Perspectives/Freedom and Authority

Physical Geology/Environmental Geology

Crisis in the Salton Sea - Natural History Perspectives/Ecology and Human Impacts

Civilization in the West: Writing Revolutions - Books, Knowledge, and Power from Ancient Manuscripts to E-publication

Word, Sound, and Drama in Italy

Japanese Language and Culture

The World of Numbers

Viruses: The Biology and Mathematical Modeling of Epidemics

Scientific Revolutions

Great Ideas in Politics and Music

Concepts of Freedom from Ancient to Modern Times

Environmental Politics and Policy

The Search for Islamic Order

Introduction to Psychology



Topics in Religion: Lost Christianities

Russia: Language, Literature, and Film

Thinking Sociologically/Law and Society

The American Southwest

Ritual, Theatre, and Performance

How to Pre-Register for FYE Courses (Winter Starts)

First year students spend their first two blocks at CC immersed in a pair of fast-paced, thought-intensive courses typical of the Block Plan. In addition to sparking student interest in learning, FYE courses are aimed at refining skills like weighing evidence, managing contradictions, establishing connections, and expressing ideas orally and in writing.

FYE Registration for Winter Starts begins July 8 and runs through August 5.
  1. First familiarize yourself with the FYE Winter Start courses available this year. You should also review the All College Requirements to get a better sense of how your FYE might support your curricular goals.
  2. Next rank the three FYE Winter Start options in order of preference from your most to least preferred.
  3. Here’s where things get a little tricky. CC’s registration process is based on a bidding system. Each incoming Winter Start student is allotted 50 total points that they will use to bid on their preferred courses. The more points you assign a course, the higher priority you place on the course. It sounds easy enough, but you must keep in mind that each of the three Winter Start options must be assigned between 1 (minimum) and 20 (maximum) points, and the total number of points assigned must equal 50. At this step in the process, you should allot your 50 total points across the three Winter Start FYE options. (If you are still confused or want to know more information on how bidding works, you can find more information on the FYE website.)
  4. When you have decided on how many points to assign to each of your courses (arriving at a total of 50 points), you should log into CC’s course registration system (known as “Banner”) and apply your points. A step-by-step, graphic guide for registering and assigning your points is located on the FYE website.
  5. Now sit back and enjoy the rest of your summer. Enrollment notifications will be released on or before the last week of August.

2016-2017 FYE Courses for Winter Starts

See the course grid for a detailed view of all-college requirements, time commitments, etc.

Frameworks of U.S. Education with a Focus on Environmental Chemistry

Tradition and Change in Literature: Comedy: History and Theory

Fundamental Debates on the Common Good

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FYE Advising

Students need to register for their FYE Seminars by June 30, 2016 (September 1 for Winter Starts). If you have questions about seminar options or the points system, ask: