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FYS 129 Courses

First Year Studies offers a variety of 129 sections every fall and spring semester. The topics will vary every semester and year, dependent upon what the professor wishes to offer. So if you see something you want to take, make sure you sign up now; it may not be offered next semester!


Title Professor CRN Session Time
A Bug’s Life Jerome Grant 45772 Full Term Thursdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Always Be Skeptical Todd Freeberg 48130 Full Term Wednesday 11:15am-12:05pm
American Public Policy on TV David Houston 45777 Full Term Thursdays 11:10AM-12:25PM
American Sign Language Studies Jeffrey Davis 48132 Second Tuesdays 5:05PM-7:40PM
Ancestry, DNA, and what genetic testing can say about you Benjamin Fitzpatrick 45773 Full Term THURSDAY 12:40 pm - 1:55 pm
Ballers, Rappers, Social Issues & Protest Steven Waller 45804 First Mondays & Wednesdays 10:10AM-11:00AM
Cities through the Cinema Ron Kalafsky 45805 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:10am-12:25pm (First Session Only)
Community Gardening Joanne Logan 45806 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:40PM-5:35PM
Culinary Traditions Around the World Maria Nathalie Hristov 48125 Full Term Thursdays 9:40 am - 10:55 am
Diets and Body Health Guoxun Chen 45786 Full Term Wednesdays 3:35PM-4:25PM
Exploring COVID-19 Steve Abel 45787 Full Term Wednesdays 10:10AM-11AM
Freely Improvised Music David Keffer 45788 Full Term Thursdays 11:10AM-12:25PM
Game Design Mechanics Cary Staples 45784 Full Term TUESDAYS 3:40pm-4:55 pm
Hamilton’s Eighteenth Century Misty Anderson 45780 Full Term Mondays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Harry Potter and Culture Patricia Freeland 45790 Full Term Thursdays 12:40pm-1:55pm --- ONLINE CLASS
Information Privilege Charissa Powell 45782 Full Term Tuesdays 9:40AM-10:55AM
Inside Tennessee Athletics Robin Hardin 45791 Full Term Wednesdays 12:20PM-1:10PM
Jazzin’ It Up Around the World Miroslav Hristov 45792 Full Term Wednesdays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Mathematics and Finances Luis Finotti 45793 Full Term Mondays 12:20PM-1:10PM
Meditation for Academic Success Kenton Yeager 45794 Full Term Friday 10:10AM-11AM
Movie Kaleidoscope Ernest Bernard 45781 Full Term Tuesdays 5:05PM-7:15PM
Orphan Films: Neglected But Not Forgotten Movies Louisa Trott 45783 Full Term TUESDAYS 12:40PM-1:55PM
Pandemic Retail Landscape Michelle Childs 45779 Full Term Mondays 2:30-3:30PM
Queer American History Donna Braquet 45774 Full Term Thursdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Restoring Nature: Sustainability in the Real World Michael McKinney 45801 Full Term Mondays 2:30PM-3:30PM
SEC Football Mark Windham 45802 Full Term Tuesdays 9:40AM-10:55AM
Superheroes & US Society Stergios Botzakis 51526 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
Tennessee Tornadoes Kelsey Ellis 45776 Full Term Mondays 10:10-11AM
Tennessee Type: Letterpress in Knoxville and Beyond Meredith Hale 45785 Full Term THURSDAYS 9:40 am - 10:55 am
The Cinema of Social Justice Urmila Seshagiri 53767 Full Term TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 11:10-12:25
The physics, engineering, and science behind some of your favorite toys Nicholas Wierschem 45778 Full Term Mondays 11:15 am - 12:05 pm
The Question of God Robert Mee 52489 Full Term Wednesdays 12:20PM-1:10PM
The Science of Basketball Shooting – Men’s Section Mark Fly 51527 Second Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
The Science of Basketball Shooting – Women’s Section Mark Fly 45807 Second Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:40PM-5:35PM
Young Adult Lit Book Club Susan Groenke 52490 Full Term Wednesdays 1:25PM-2:15PM