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FYS 129

What do you get when you mix Harry Potter with Zen Buddhism, East Tennessee caves with punk rock, artificial intelligence with mental illness?

You get just a sample of the freshman seminar topics that have been offered in recent semesters.

Freshman seminars are one-unit, pass/no-credit courses that invite you to learn about a subject you’re interested in—just because you’re in college now, and you can! Signing up for FYS129: Freshman Seminar will put you in a classroom with a professor whose interests match yours. Seminars have an enrollment maximum of eighteen students, so you’ll get lots of interaction with your instructor and other students.

It doesn’t matter if you know a lot—or just a little—about your seminar topic: You’re there to learn, explore, and exchange ideas. 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.

Class Title Meeting Date & Time Location CRN
The Business of Fashion Tuesdays, 2:50PM-3:40PM BEC 203 35067
Special Topics Mondays, 3:30PM-4:20PM AYR G003 35060
Diet and Body Health Wednesdays, 3:30PM-4:20PM BEC 425 35062
World Politics in Film Mondays, 2:15PM-3:05PM WAB M415 35063
Harry Potter and Culture Mondays, 3:30PM-4:20PM MOS 211 35064
Harry Potter and Culture Mondays & Wednesdays (Second Session), 4:45PM-5:35PM MOS 210 35065
The Middle East in Film Tuesdays, 2:50PM-3:40PM BEC 202 35066