Freshman Year Program
The mission of the Freshman Year Program is to retain, orient and provide effective service to incoming and continuing freshman through academic advisement and support services. Its primary goal is to assist freshman with many of the transitional issues they face in the first academic year in college.
The program’s mission is accomplished by:
· Fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills with practical applications;
· Providing first-year students with opportunities to take credit bearing classes during the Summer Skills Development and Winter Intercession Academies;
· Providing students with appropriate campus resource referrals;
· Creating student-led study groups to promote a culture of learning;
· Providing opportunities for students to explore career fields that interest them; and
· Developing active learning strategies to more fully engage students.
The Freshman Year Program is located in Room B-2015 in the 1650 Bedford Avenue Building and can be reached at 718.270.4960.
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Meet the Staff
FS 101 Freshman Seminar I
1 credit; 3 class hours
Freshman Seminar is designed to provide first-time collegestudents and first and second semester Re-Admit students with the necessary skills required for a successful college experience. Five interdisciplinary modules will be presented: Bonding, Orientation, Study/Library Skills, Wellness, and Education/Careers. Skills will include study habits, listening, note/test taking, library and research techniques, college/life management, and student rights and responsibilities as they relate to Medgar Evers, the institution, mission, organization and function of its offices. Library Research/Study Skills will be reinforced throughout the
curriculum. This course is not to offered to SEEK students.
FS 102 Freshman Seminar II
1 credit; 1.5 class hours
This course will continue to reinforce student awareness of college services, foster students’ involvement in college, community resources and activities, and foster critical thinking and problem solving skills. The five modules interdisciplinary modules introduced in FS 101 (Bonding, Orientation, Study/Library Skills, Wellness, Education/Careers) will be reinforced, moving from the theoretical to a practical hands-on approach. The Education/Careers module will be the focus of FS 102. The major course emphasis is to expose freshman students to career development techniques including career exploration, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing strategies, self assessment awareness and graduate school exploration. Library Research/Study Skills will be reinforced throughout the curriculum. This course is not offered to SEEK students.
Pre-requisite: FS 101