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.
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.