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Freshman Interest Groups

Fall 2018 Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs)

Want to meet people in your major or who share an interest with you? Want a built-in support system and to get to know a faculty member well in your first semester? 

Freshman Interest Groups pair an introductory major course or Kent Core requirement with UC 10097: Destination Kent State FYE, taught by the same instructor or instructor team. If you're interested in a Freshman Interest Group, let your advisor know you’d like to register for a course pairing listed below: 


BECOMING A TEACHER
Open to education majors only.
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 FlashTopic combined with Education in a Democratic Society 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. You will be in a cohort with friends and colleagues that will be a part of your journey into the classroom. “Teaching is the profession that starts all the others…” 

Instructors: Amy Damrow & Shelly Heron
UC 10097 meets for 15 weeks.
Included courses:

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
12765 CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society MW 8:30-9:45
19462 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE M 11-11:50

NURSING IS MORE THAN A CAREER CHOICE
Open to nursing majors and pre-majors.
 Nurses tend to share similar sets of values with one another, including honesty, compassion, responsibility, empathy, patient satisfaction, and selflessness. Becoming a great nurse means committing to go that extra mile for your patients. Effective healthcare is a team effort. Nurses play a unique role in delivering high-quality, compassionate care. This FIG will present an overview of the art and science of what it means to be a nurse as both a discipline and a profession. The legal and ethical principles that impact nursing practice will be explored as well as the evidence behind why we do what we do.   

Instructor: Cherie Mountain
UC 10097 meets for 15 weeks.
Included courses:

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
16657 NURS 10060 Intro to Prof Nursing
(partially online)
T 8-9:15
19466 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE R 8-9:15

Contact:

Kristi Yerian
Assistant Director for FYE
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall 
330-244-3278
kyerian1@kent.edu