The descriptors below link to lists of FYWs whose topics are in that subject area. One course may be in up to four descriptor categories. During Summer Orientation, students select three topic areas of their interest and are assigned to a First-Year Writing Seminar based on those choices.

first year writing seminar topic artistic expression
Artistic Expression
first year writing seminar topic business world
Business World
first year writing seminar topic food and culture
Food and Culture
first year writing seminar topic drama and film
Drama and Film
first year writing seminar topic education and learning
Education and Learning
first year writing seminar topic religion and spirituality
Religion and Spirituality
first year writing seminar topic government and policy
Government and Policy
first year writing seminar topic health and wellness
Health and Wellness
first year writing seminar topic information technology
Information Technology
first year writing seminar topic literature
Literature
first year writing seminar topic mass media and popular culture
Mass Media and Popular Culture
first year writing seminar topic people and issues in history
People and Issues in History
first year writing seminar topic philosophical thought
Philosophical Thought
first year writing seminar topic physical environment
Physical Environment
first year writing seminar topic race ethnicity and social class
Race, Ethnicity and Social Class
first year writing seminar topic reasoning with data
Reasoning with Data
first year writing seminar topic scientific inquiry
Scientific Inquiry
first year writing seminar topic self reflection and identity
Self-Reflection and Identity
first year writing seminar topic sexuality and gender
Sexuality and Gender
first year writing seminar topic sustainable practice
Sustainable Practices
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