First-Year Seminar

First-Year Seminar

The First-Year Seminar (FYS) is a two-semester, writing-intensive course that prepares students for the intellectual life of college. FYS teaches our freshmen how to be students, and does so in a way that is unique to our Franciscan heritage.

  • Meg Woolbright, Ph.D., director of the FYS program with students in her
    Meg Woolbright, Ph.D., director of the FYS program with students in her "War" seminar
  • Annie Rody-Wright, Ph.D., with students from her
    Annie Rody-Wright, Ph.D., with students from her "Incarceration" seminar
  • Saints in
    Saints in "War", taught by Meg Woolbright, Ph.D., and "Local History--National and/or International Impact" taught by James Nolan, Ph.D., visit the Saratoga Battlefield
  • Fr. Ken Paulli, Ph.D., OFM, “Leaving Home” First Year Seminar professor, has brought together his FYS students with students from St. Gregory’s school in Loudonville
    Fr. Ken Paulli, Ph.D., OFM, “Leaving Home” First Year Seminar professor, has brought together his FYS students with students from St. Gregory’s school in Loudonville
  • Students from the
    Students from the "Food in Film" seminar taste Soylent
  • Saints bake pies on a trip to the apple orchard
    Saints bake pies on a trip to the apple orchard
  • The
    The "Food in Film" students participate in a salami tasting
  • Linda Richardson, Ph.D., and her
    Linda Richardson, Ph.D., and her "The 80's: Big Hair, Big Business" students enjoyed a bowling field trip