FlashTopics

Fall 2019 Destination Kent State FYE FlashTopics

All Kent State students are required to complete the university requirement: UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE. Enrolling in a FlashTopic section of UC 10097 allows students to connect with other students who share a common interest. FlashTopic sections will cover the same material as traditional UC 10097 courses, but will incorporate discussions, group activities and exploration related to a specific topic.

Let your advisor know if you'd like to take one of the FlashTopics listed below:


GET A FEEL FOR ONLINE CLASSES
Curious about what it’s like to take an online course? Want to explore the flexibility and convenience that an online course has to offer? This FlashTopic is offered 100% online with no scheduled class meetings. Although you are not physically in class, you will still experience the same quality of learning and opportunities to interact with your classmates while receiving the support needed to make a successful transition to the university. You will also gain an understanding of how the online Blackboard system works, the expectations of the university, and what it takes to make the most of your college experience.

Instructor: Brooke Varner
Some in-person activities are required.

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
19865 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE 100% Online

COLLEGE TO CAREER: PLAN NOW, SUCCEED LATER
This FlashTopic will focus on helping students to identify and use tools and resources to make choices throughout their college careers that will help them succeed when they graduate and begin their professional careers. It may seem counterintuitive to do this at the very beginning of college but that is absolutely the best time to do so. This includes identifying the questions students should ask, how to seek answers to those questions and then how to take action to make it happen. Through activities and resources, students will look into issues such as: Does my desired profession pay well and have a good future? What courses and majors should I be taking? What can I expect from employers during interviews as I seek a job after graduation? What activities and experiences should I get during school to make myself attractive to future employers?

Instructor: Victor Berardi

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
19872 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE R 9:30-10:20

BECOMING A TEACHER
Open to education majors or students exploring education. What does it mean to be a teacher in the 21st century? We have all been students but what goes into becoming a teacher? What goes on “behind the scenes?” What does a teacher have to know and be able to do? This FYE class will help you understand the “why” of education in this country. You will learn about the history and the issues that have and continue to have great influence on teaching and learning “Teaching is the profession that starts all the others…” 

Instructor: Shelly Heron

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
19290 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE M 11-11:50

MAKE IT AS AN ARTIST
Open to art majors or students considering an art major or minor. This FlashTopic will explore the visual arts and associated majors. You will experiment with art-making resources, network with other artists, and visit art exhibits. You will learn about the many options available to create a career path in the arts. This course will ground creative practice in practical professional goals. Students enrolled in CRN 10821/10822 Drawing I, CRN 10670 2D Composition, and/or CRN 10673 3D Composition are strongly encouraged to enroll in this FYE section.

Instructor: Marie Gasper-Hulvat

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
19862 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE M 10-10:50

Contact:
Kristi Yerian

Coordinator, First Year Experience
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall
330-244-3278
kyerian1@kent.edu