New Courses for Fall 2020!
We are excited to announce the following additions to the First-Year Seminar offerings for Fall of 2020, taught across the WSU campus:
WSUA 102G: Latinos in the US and the Midwest, Enrique Navarro (Modern and Classical Languages)
WSUA 102M: History of Rock and Roll, Jeff Hayton (History)
WSUA 102O: Career, Life and the Humanities Geek!, Jay Price (History)
WSUA 102P: Imagining Climate Change, Mary Waters (English)
WSUA 102Q: Criminalistic Methods: What Would Sherlock Holmes Do?, David Klamm (Forensic Science)
WSUA 102S: On Humor, Susan Castro (Philosophy) To be offered Spring 2021
WSUA 102T: This is Us, Who Are You? Family in Modern America, Amy Kalb and Breann Gilkey (School of Social Work)
WSUA 102U: Building a Sustainable Planet, Toni Jackman (Geology)
WSUB 102B: The Business of You, Pattie Bradley (Center for Economic Development and Business Research)
WSUD 102D: Finding Fitness, Fun and Food as a WSU Freshman, Michelle Adler (School of Education)
WSUD 102E: Monsters in Movies: Disability in the Horror Genre, Jennifer Stone (School of Education)
WSUE 102C: Community Connection: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Cindi Mason (Engineering)
WSUF 102C: Seminar in Creativity and Play: Yes, Really!!!, Ed Baker (School of Performing Arts)
WSUH 102A: Food, Culture, and Privilege, Amy Drassen Ham (Public Health Sciences)
WSUH 102B: Leadership and Self-Discovery, Peter Cohen and Kennedy Rogers (Public Health Sciences, Office of Student Involvement)
WSUN 102E: Me and My Place in the World, Carolyn Shaw (Assoc. VP of Strategic Enrollment Management/Political Science)
Courses will be taught by full-time tenured, tenure track, non-tenure track faculty and emeritus faculty.
- Instructor Checklist - This provides a list of steps needed to develop and seek approval for a new FYS course.
- Sample CIM form for FYS. Use this as a template to complete the online CIM (curriculum change form) , Faculty/Staff tab > Quick Links box (on left side of page) > CIM course form > Propose
- Attach your syllabus and the learning outcomes table to your CIM course change submission.
- FYS Instructor Guide - This provides guidelines for required and optional course components, and tips from current FYS instructors
- WSU Reads Guide - The common read for Fall 2020 is Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings by Mark McCormick.
- Success Coaches
- The Faculty Coordinator for FYS is Aaron Rife, who will work with you at any step in the process of creating and teaching a First-Year Seminar Course
Questions? Contact Us!
Campus Resources for Instructors
- Kim Sandlin - Office of Student Success - ext. 5427
- Ginger Williams - Information Literacy/Library Resources - ext. 5070
- Jessica Provines - Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) - ext. 3440
- Sara Muzzy - Career Development - ext. 6986
- Alicia Sanchez - Office of Diversity and Inclusion - ext. 3034
- Nancy Loosle - Office of Student Involvement - ext. 7015
- Academic Advising Centers
First Year Seminar Classes with sample syllabi
Dotty Harpool - firstname.lastname@example.org - CRN: 14445
General education social and behavioral sciences introductory course. Immerses students in the design thinking experience by introducing them to the basic elements of design thinking, then guiding them through the process while addressing a real-world challenge. Students cycle through observing, brainstorming, synthesizing, prototyping, and implementing. Course explores using the design thinking philosophy to assist students in solving problems. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to enroll. Course includes diversity content.
Daniel Bergman - Daniel.email@example.com尊皇棋牌 - CRN: 16727
尊皇棋牌This general education seminar course is designed for freshmen/first-year students. It includes examinations of common superhero attributes and narratives, specifically in school or educational settings. Content is applied to projects related to personal development, synergetic collaboration, service outreach, and strategic preparation for ongoing learning and growth.
Aaron Rife - firstname.lastname@example.org尊皇棋牌 - CRN: 16728
This general education seminar course will be an integral part of your general education at Wichita State University. You will explore a broad topic from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives. In this course you will become part of the community of academic learners whose responsibility it is to ask questions, explore and exchange ideas, and become effective critical thinkers. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage with your fellow students and WSU faculty and staff by participating in activities aimed to further connect you to WSU.
Jim Granada - Jim.email@example.com - CRN: 16729
General education social and behavioral sciences introductory course. Focuses on key understandings and elements related to the creative process and the relationship of creative thinking and problem solving. Develops an understanding of creative thinking processes to explore how those processes can impact change in themselves, in others and in career contexts. The course has an experiential focus and draws from creative strategies used in education, business, science and the arts. Content is applied to projects related to personal development, synergetic collaboration, service outreach and strategic preparation for ongoing learning and growth.
Samantha Corcoran - Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Konstantinos Mykoniatis - email@example.com.
Jennifer Hadley - firstname.lastname@example.org.
尊皇棋牌CRN: 13838, 14387, 14388, 14386, 14389, 15022
Uses instruction and hands-on projects to guide first-year freshmen through the design thinking process to develop innovative and creative problem-solving skills. The design thinking process is a methodology for innovation that combines creative and analytical approaches and requires collaboration across disciplines and diverse backgrounds. It focuses on empathy as a way to understand the user and design to meet their needs. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams throughout the course. In the final project, students apply design thinking to build a working prototype that addresses a specific identified need in the community, third-world country, or society at large. 尊皇棋牌Course includes diversity content.
Samantha Corcoran - Samantha.email@example.com - CRN: 16286
General education humanities introductory course. The women and men of WWII banded together to create one of the biggest innovation/invention booms of our time, but how did they pull it off? Class examines many of the inventions that are still in use today — radar, penicillin, the precursors to Bluetooth and WiFi, and more — and their impact on modern society. Students learn about specific inventors, top secret laboratories, learn from failed inventions, and see Wichita’s contribution to the war effort. Helps students learn how they can use the same teamwork skills, courage and other traits to fight their own battles, whether personal or in a war yet to come.
Jeb Wallace - Jeb.firstname.lastname@example.org - 尊皇棋牌CRN: 13839
This general education seminar course will be an integral part of your general education at Wichita State University. You will explore a broad topic from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives. In this course you will become part of the community of academic learners whose responsibility it is to ask questions, explore and exchange ideas, and become effective critical thinkers. In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage with your fellow students and WSU faculty and staff by participating in activities aimed to further connect you to WSU.
Elaine Bernstorf - Elaine.email@example.com - 尊皇棋牌CRN: 15449
This course is devoted to creative discovery by looking at creativity as both a topic and a process. The goal is to come together around a topic that currently defines an educational trend, but has multiple meanings across time, locations, disciplines, occupations, and peoples. We will discuss how each of us interprets the topic as we explore a lifestyle around creativity and discovery.
Kimberly Engber - Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org - 尊皇棋牌CRN: 15450
Devoted to discovering humanity by placing personal and fictional narratives about justice, anger and identity in dialogue with classic texts and historical contexts. Students begin and end the semester by writing a personal statement and, throughout the semester, engage in service learning, library research, and various strategies for academic success. Fulfills a general education introductory course in the humanities and an honors seminar requirement. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisite: honors student or permission of the Cohen Honors College.
Becky Nordyke - Becky.email@example.com - CRN: 13841
This general education seminar course will be an integral part of your general education at Wichita State University. You will explore Cross Cultural Communication from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. In this course you will become part of the community of academic learners whose responsibility it is to ask questions, explore and exchange ideas, and become effective critical thinkers. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage with your fellow students and WSU faculty and staff by participating in activities aimed to further connect you to WSU.
Jennifer Musaji - firstname.lastname@example.org尊皇棋牌 - CRN: 13842
尊皇棋牌Examines ways in which various cultures are depicted in popular media and how stereotypical depictions may contrast with reality in areas such as East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe.
Rocio Del Aguila - Rocio.email@example.com - 尊皇棋牌CRN: 16978
Analysis of food and food representation as potential national symbols and their cultural meaning. Examples of the importance of Hispanic and Latino foods and culinary traditions through the years with particular attention to the dysphonic communities and the impact of immigrant food are studied. Course includes diversity content.
Chinyere Okafor - Chinyere.firstname.lastname@example.org - CRN: 16899
General education humanities introductory course. Designed to facilitate students’ success particularly in understanding the basics of diversity – its construction, perception and possibilities. Students learn the meaning of diversity in terms of being different and special according to societal norms. Focuses on gender and race, but issues of class, sexuality and ability are also included in the study. Seminars/discussions of readings, videos, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) events, and group projects provide the basis for skills development and competence that help students to engage diversity within and outside the classroom. Active participation in class blogs and/or diversity events/sites is required.
Robin Henry - email@example.com - CRN: 26961
The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s helped create a rights revolution in the United States, but these movements’ drive toward equality and justice continues today. Course examines two contemporary civil rights issues that have become public policy flashpoints: mass incarceration and immigration. Approaches each issue by studying the historical backgrounds and the legislative, judicial and public policy developed around these movements, and considers how to apply this knowledge in class, around the university, and in the larger community. Through examining mass incarceration and immigration, students consider how contemporary movements address long-standing inequity in American society, conversations that will affect their lives going forward. In addition, students learn critical thinking and foundational communication skills that will help them navigate the university, their courses and their future endeavors.
Jennifer Hadley - firstname.lastname@example.org - CRN: 25255
Uses instruction and hands-on projects to guide first-year freshmen through the design thinking process to develop innovative and creative problem-solving skills. The design thinking process is a methodology for innovation that combines creative and analytical approaches and requires collaboration across disciplines and diverse backgrounds. It focuses on empathy as a way to understand the user and design to meet their needs. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams throughout the course. In the final project, students apply design thinking to build a working prototype that addresses a specific identified need in the community, third-world country, or society at large. Course includes diversity content.
Neal Allen - email@example.com尊皇棋牌 - CRN:16414
Examines current presidential and congressional elections as examples of democracy and citizen engagement. Studies the election from the perspective of political science scholarship, and from the perspective of citizen involvement. Students learn how the contemporary election process functions, why it matters, and consider what the results mean for the United States and the broader world. Topic is the foundation for engagement with the learning environment of Wichita State University, the community in which we live, and the journey toward graduation and personal development.
Rocio Del Aguila
Fictional texts can generate awareness and empathy about contemporary problems. Course analyzes oppressive situations portrayed in literature, media and the arts from Colonial times to present. Includes texts from at least 10 Hispanic countries to give the reader a variety of cultural information. Course includes diversity content.
尊皇棋牌David Hunsicker - CRN:14695
Combines performance in one of WSU's music ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Arts, Concert Chorale, A Capella Choir, Madrigal Singers or Women's Glee Club) with classroom components that help leverage the student's music experiences into future success in their chosen field. Freshmen explore best practicing and studying techniques, focus and time management, the connections between history and art, teamwork, stage presence, and developing a personal brand.
Carolyn Shaw -
Michael Hall -
尊皇棋牌In this course we will explore three global problems that do not have simple solutions: Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Security. We will examine the challenging issues surrounding these topics, exploring contradictions, different national perspectives, and different policies that have been adopted historically. Students will then engage the materials experientially in problem solving groups and through role playing, attempting to find effective solutions and evaluating various proposed solutions.