Freshman Interest Groups

Fall 2019 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: 


THE PRACTICAL USE OF PSYCHOLOGY
Open to all students taking General Psychology in their first semester. Strongly recommended for psychology majors. Many students take “Psych” as one of their first courses in college. This FIG is designed for students currently enrolled in General Psychology and will expand on topics that may be introduced in that course. Those enrolled will have some input into what topics will be covered in addition to those typically associated with FYE courses. Potential examples include brain-behavior relationships; personal memories and false memory syndrome; self and other perception; romantic relationships; animal language; disorders such as depression, anxiety, and alcohol/drug abuse; and cell phones and driving. The common theme of the mini-topics is that psychology -- the scientific study of behavior -- has something to say about many aspects of one’s life.

Instructor: Brad Shepherd

Included courses:

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
21333 PSYC 11762 General Psychology MW 2-3:15
19866 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE M 1-1:50

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

Included courses:

CRN SUBJ CRSE TITLE DAYS TIMES
21305 NURS 10060 Intro to Prof Nursing
(partially online)
T 8-10:00
19289 UC 10097 Destination Kent State FYE m 11-11:50

Contact:

Kristi Yerian
Coordinator, First Year Experience
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall 
330-244-3278
kyerian1 [at] kent.edu