Some FYS faculty have developed a theme to serve as the lense through which they and their students view the five learning outcomes on which the course is based. Teaching FYS based on a theme is not mandatory. However, some faculty have found that using a theme inspires them and their students.
Those faculty who have developed themes are listed below. Not all FYS faculty listed below teach each semester. If you do not see a faculty member and a theme listed below even though that faculty member is listed on the course schedule, then that means that the instructor either does not use a theme or does not want his/her theme published. Therefore, this is not a comprehensive list of all FYS sections offered in a given term; it’s just a list of faculty scheduled to teach FYS who ALSO teach based on a theme.