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First-Year Seminar Proposal

Thank you for your interest in teaching a First-Year Seminar. Please review the “About the Program” and “Proposal Process & Guidelines” prior to submitting the online proposal form. Please contact firstyear@ku.edu with any questions. Proposals for Fall 2018 are due by Thursday, October 26th.


 

Please insert a 100-200 word description of your seminar. The description should describe the big questions and issues addressed in the seminar, describe why the topic is important, and make it clear how first-year students will engage with the topic.
What types of course activities do you envision for students to practice skills and apply their knowledge in a variety of settings? What ideas do you have for a final integrative assignment to measure student critical thinking?
What skills and knowledge will students acquire in your seminar that will help them in a variety of contexts at KU?
How will your seminar help students learn to evaluate assumptions, claims, evidence, arguments, and forms of expression, as well as select and apply interpretive tools? What are 1-2 critical questions around which you will organize your seminar?
First-Year Seminars introduce students to opportunities for experiential learning that they might pursue throughout their time at KU. What outside partnerships or course activities might you use to inspire student interest in undergraduate research, service learning, campus involvement and employment, or global opportunities?
Creativity is encouraged in designing a FYS. If you have anything else to add about your FYS, please do so here.

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