First Term Seminars

As part of their first semster course schedule, Curriculum I students entering Gustavus Adolphus College as first-year students enroll in one course designated FTS-1000: First Term Seminar. The FTS is a small, discussion-based course that introduces students to skills and habits central to the liberal arts: critical thinking, writing, speaking, and recognizing and exploring question of values.First Year Students

Every fall semester, the Diversity Center collaborates with FTS professors to bring their students to the center to have a session with Pearl Leonard-Rock, Director of Multicultural Student Programs & Services, or Glen D. Lloyd, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Programs & Services, on diversity, inclusion, and social justice, and their relevance to student life at Gustavus. The fall 2013 schedule for FTS sessions in the Diversity Center is in full swing.