Western Michigan University
FYE 2100: First-Year Seminar
Fall 2011
Course Instructors:
Dr. Julie Nemire, Faculty Facilitator

Ms. Leah Goodman, Student Leader

Class meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - 2212 Dunbar Hall

Welcome to the class home page for FYE 2100, First-Year Seminar! It is important that you check this page periodically (a couple of times a week is recommended) for announcements, assignments, and additional resources.    
Question of the Week for Week of 12/5

Congratulations to Sade for correctly answering last week's questions! Here is the final question of the semester... The first student who sends an email to the instructor from his/her wmich.edu account with the correct answer to the following will receive 20 pts. extra credit:

This is the name of WMU’s mascot. The bookstore in the Bernhard Center is named after him.


Archived questions

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Extra credit assignment on personal finance--worth 50 points!

Bronco HealthAdvisor launched and seeking students to participate in pilot research project
Ch. 1 of Thriving in College and Beyond--for class on Tues. 9/13, read all of Ch. 1 and also everything in the book prior to Ch. 1. Written assignment due Thurs. 9/15: assignments at end of Ch. 1 on pp. 25 and 26 [you may write on these pages and tear out and turn the page in, or write--or preferably type--your responses on a separate sheet of paper].

Ch. 2 of Thriving in College and Beyond--Written assignment due Thurs. 9/22:
p. 34: Answer question in "Pause for Reflection"
p. 40: Create ranked list as described in "Pause for Reflection"
p. 47: Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
p. 56: Respond to 3 questions under "Case Study"

Ch. 3 of Thriving in College and Beyond--Written assignment due Thurs. 9/29:
p. 57: Respond to "Activate Your Thinking"
p. 63: Respond to 3 questions in "Pause for Reflection"
p. 68: Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
pp. 77-78: Complete all of Assignment 1
p. 80: Respond to 3 questions under "Case Study"

Ch. 8 of Thriving in College and Beyond--Written assignment due Thurs. 10/20:
p. 200: Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
p. 206:
Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
p. 218: Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
p. 227: "Case Study" (all questions)

Ch. 4 of Thriving in College and Beyond--Written assignment due Thurs. 11/10:
p. 81: Respond to "Activate Your Thinking" (more than just a yes/no answer!)
p. 111: "Self-Assessment" (you'll also need to do the three assessments listed from the chapter)
p. 112: "Case Study" (all questions)

Ch. 7 of Thriving in College and Beyond--Written assignment due Thurs. 11/17:
p. 180 (bottom) to top of p. 181: Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
p. 184: Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
p. 195: Exercise 2 only (note: the page number of the example cited is 181, not 183)
p. 196: Case Study (respond to all questions)

Ch. 5 of Thriving in College and Beyond--Written assignment due Thurs. 12/1:
p. 123: Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
p. 127: Respond to "Pause for Reflection"
p. 135: Respond to questions in Exercise 1
p. 136: Case Study (respond to all questions)

Ch. 6 of Thriving in College and Beyond--Written assignment due Thurs. 12/8:
p. 146: Respond to "Pause for Reflection" (note that you are to choose only one position and argue both sides)
pp. 164-65: Respond to Exercise 2
p. 166: Case Study (respond to all questions)
Course textbook: Cuseo, Joseph B., Viki Sox Fecas, and Aaron Thompson. Thriving in College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success and Personal Development. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2011 edition customized for WMU (available at WMU Bookstore in Bernhard only).

NEW Form to take to your advising session            WMU Undergraduate Catalog                        2011-12 WMU Student Success Guide

Course Syllabus 
[updated 11/10/11]                       FOCUS Career Assessment site                    Millennial discussion questions

Campus Safety: link to WMU's emergency procedures, including bomb threat, weather emergency, and shooter on campus.

Good Reading:
"Young Adults Put Off Saving for Future" - Article on college student spending in 9/18/11 edition of Kalamazoo Gazette
Article on the value of a college degree - 9/25/11 edition of Kalamazoo Gazette

Kalamazoo Gazette "Back to Campus" Special Edition  [from 2010]                  Western Herald Online
The class research project will count for 100 points of your grade, consisting of the following elements:
Turning in a scholarly online article on the research subject:                                        25 pts.
Completing the Research Path modules through WMU Libraries (see below):         25 pts.
Group presentation and written research report (2 pages)                                          50 pts.

Research Project Literature List, including research groups

Library Research Path modules

Cecilia on the front page of Kalamazoo Gazette the day after Bronco Bash!


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Last updated: DEC-07-2011.