Second Year Seminars are a part of Bridgewater State University's new Core Curriculum. The purpose of this document is to explain the Second Year Seminars (SYS) and the support that exists for these courses.
Whereas the First Year Seminars introduce students to academic thought and discourse, the Second Year Seminars engage students in a specific academic area of interest and provide them with the opportunity to reinforce, share and interpret knowledge. One way in which they might do that is through engagement with the outside world.
Second Year Seminars (SYS) are 3 credit speaking intensive (298) or writing intensive (299), discipline-based topic courses that build on the academic skills and habits introduced in the First Year Seminar. They must be completed prior to 54 earned credit hours. Transfer students who have earned 54 or more credit hours will have this requirement waived.
Only one SYS course (either 298 or 299) may be taken for credit. The speaking intensive SYS courses (298) have FYS, ENGL 101 and a speaking skills course as the requirements. The writing intensive SYS courses (299) have FYS, ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 as the prerequisites.
Contact Dr. Catherine Womack for more information email@example.com.
Last Modified: July 30, 2010
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Coordinator, Second Year Seminar
Associate Professor of Philosophy