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Check out these great works of art produced by students "Readings & Writings in Visual Arts", a Fall 2009 FFYS.
Faculty First-Year Seminars
We are proud to announce the forth year of Faculty First-Year Seminars (FFYS) at UMass Amherst. These seminars offer first-year students an opportunity to work closely with a tenure/tenure track faculty.
Faculty from across campus are teaching seminars on a wide variety of exciting topics.
"When People Get Together: the Good, The Bad and the Funny", "How Much Arsenic Do We Eat", "Network Fever" are just a few of the fascinating seminars that are available to first-year students for Fall 2012. These seminars offer direct access to UMass Amherst's distinguished faculty and the passion they bring to the classroom and their research.
Enrolling in a Faculty First-Year Seminar will make the campus feel "smaller" and will also introduce you to a knowledgeable faculty member who will provide you with mentoring and advice as you begin your experience as a college student at a large research university.
Students can enroll in these seminars directly on Spire (search FFYS "begins with" 197). If you would like help selecting and registering for a seminar feel free to contact an academic advisor.
Please check out the full descriptions of the seminars as well as a chart of when they are offered:
Fall 2013 will be posted soon.
Seminars offered past semesters:
PLEASE NOTE: The FFYS seminars for the spring semester are intended for first-year students that did NOT enroll in a FFYS for the Fall semester.