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FYE Courses 2015-16

FYE Registration opens on June 1st and runs through June 30th. Students will need to select and rank their choices for FYE courses and complete the pre-registration process through Banner.

First-years spend their first two blocks at CC immersed in a pair of fast-paced, writing-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.

2015-16 Fall Starts

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

AN 205

Language and Culture / Native Peoples of the Southwest


Primate Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation / Nonhuman Primates and the Evolution of Morality

General Chemistry I / Studies in Chemistry: The Chemistry of Art


Elementary Chinese / Chinese Language and Culture


Beyond the Schoolyard: Representations of Teaching and Learning


The Inventing America Mixtape: Literatures and Cultures of the Américas


The Politics of the Global African Diaspora in Literature and Film

Women and the Body / Women and Madness

Introduction to Film Studies and Filmmaking

Wild Berlin: An Introduction to German Cinema, Cultures, and Language

Freedom and Authority

Introduction to Classical Literature and Archaeology: Classical Freedom and Authority

Our Daily Bread: Food Journalism and Modern American Food Movements

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

Introduction to Physical Geology/Environmental Geology

Culture, Society, and History: Justice, Injustice and Peoples on the Margins

Brazilian Civilization and Portuguese Language

Japanese Culture/Interpreting Asian Cultures

Microbiology and Cellular Biophysics

Emotion and Meaning in Music

Scientific Revolutions

Existential Philosophy / Meaning in Life

Great Ideas in Politics and Music 

Concepts of Freedom from Ancient to Modern Times

Fundamental Debates on the Common Good

Going Green: American Environmental Politics in Theory and Practice

Introduction to Psychology: Enduring Ideas and Present Principles

Lost Christianities

Russia: Literature, Film, Language

Thinking Sociologically/Law and Society

The Southwest: An Introduction

The Search for Islamic Order: Yesterday and Today

Ritual, Theatre, Performance

Gender Inequality / Advanced Topics in Sociology: Global Women’s Health

2015-16 Winter Starts

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

Introduction to Comparative Literature: Literary Metamorphoses

Tradition and Change in Literature: Visions of Hell and Deals with the Devil

Renaissance Culture

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FYE Advising

Students need to register for their FYE Seminars by June 30, 2015 (September 1 for Winter Starts). If you have questions about seminar options or the points system, ask: