First-Year Seminar Form C - New or Changed

This form is used by First-year Seminar instructors to submit new or changed seminars for approval by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric and the Committee on Instruction.


·       Please submit this form by the deadline indicated in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric email to you.

·       You will receive a submission confirmation email after you submit the form. This acknowledges receipt of the form and gives you a copy of what you submitted.

·       You will be contacted by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric after this form has been reviewed.

·       A copy of your proposed syllabus is due at the same time as this form. Please submit it as an attachment to this form below.

Please compose any critical text in another document (such as Word) and copy/paste into the fields below.

Basic Information Needed for ALL FYS Courses
Please consider a MWF morning timeslot since we generally have too few requests for those, and too many requests for the Tu Th 10A and 2A timeslots.
for timetable and transcript (maximum 27 characters including spaces)
This description is what students will see on the web in timetable when they select seminars. Please include a very brief description of the types of writing assignments in the course to help students get a sense of the course work. Please make clear to students the ways in which your First-year Seminar is a writing course.

Information Needed for Institute for Writing and Rhetoric Approval of ALL FYS Courses

You can find guidelines for First-year Seminar Instructors here (opens in new window).

Information for Requesting Approval from Committee on Instruction (COI)

For an explanation of the distributive and world culture categories, please refer to the ORC article on General Education requirements.

Distributive requirement categories
The INT distributive is for courses that consider interrelationships among societies, cultures, or nations and/or the methods or approaches employed in comparative studies.
World Culture requirement category

Please attach your First-year Seminar syllabus (as a MSWord document or PDF) to submit it for review.

Allowed file types: Word Document (doc, docx, odf), PDF
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: odf pdf doc docx.