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Curriculum

First-Year Studies offers two different courses for freshmen as well as a Peer Mentor leadership program for upperclassmen and Transition 201 for transfer students who are new to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

FYS 101: The UT Experience

Transition from high school to college and Integration into the academic community, including the nature and purpose of a college education, expectations for academic success, organization of university disciplines, and special emphasis on academic and career planning. Restricted to freshmen students.

Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only.
Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both First-Year Studies 101 and Business Administration 100.

FYS 101: The UT Experience

FYS 129: Special Topics Seminar

Small, academic seminars that encourage the exchange of ideas between professors and students. Restricted to freshmen students. Taking FYS 129 is an excellent opportunity to get to know other first-year students with similar interests and to develop a relationship with a UT professor that can be sustained throughout your UT career.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours.

FYS 129: Special Topics

TRNS 201: Transitioning on Rocky Top

A seamless transition to Rocky Top is critical to the success of our students. This course emphasizes the development a personal plan of study connected with an academic, personal, career exploration, and/or goals. Students enrolled in the course will identify and engage in experiences outside of the classroom to foster a connection to the institution and development of personal identity as a student.  Open to all transitional and transfer students at the University of Tennessee.

Grading Restriction: This seminar is listed as a 1-credit course and carries a grading scale of A, B, C, or NC (No Credit).

TRNS 201: Transitioning on Rocky Top

FYS 401: Peer Mentor Techniques & FYS 402 Peer Mentor Practicum 

Training of upper-class students as mentors and advisors for freshmen. Includes cognitive and developmental theories of the college-age student, teaching and learning styles, group communication and listening techniques, and mentoring and advising skills.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.

FYS 401: Peer Mentor Techniques & FYS 402 Peer Mentor Practicum