2024-2025 Themed First Year Seminar & Learning Community Options

Applications are accepted each spring for the next fall semester. Follow the steps below to join!

The application for Themed First Year Seminars (TFYS) and Learning Communities (LC) is open and TFYSs and LCs are now available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Application is available in AU Access > Student Menu > First Year Seminar and Learning Community Application.

 

For students who miss the application period for TFYSs and LCs, remaining TFYSs and LCs will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis during Camp War Eagle. (Note: Cohorts may fill prior to your CWE session and it is encouraged to complete the application prior to attending CWE.)

ThemeDescription Key WordsTFYS/LCFall Linked Courses (RLC/LC only)Spring Linked Courses (RLC/LC only)Availability 
American Culture & the Horror FilmStephen King writes: “There is art in a horror film when the audience gets more than it gives. Not when our fears are milked just to drive us crazy but when an actual [connection] is found between our fantasy and our real fears.” This course introduces a critical vocabulary of cinematic analysis through the exploration of major American horror films. Through critical readings and screenings of representative films from horror classics like Night of the Living Dead (1968) to modern day horror like Get Out (2017), we will discover, discuss, and interpret the various strategies through which the art of horror evokes our deepest fantasies and fears regarding cultural and individual vulnerability. We will focus both on the cinematic vocabulary and techniques within the genre (its stylistic and formal innovations) and the cultural, sociological, and psychological aspects of the anxiety it evokes (its representation of sexuality, gender, class, race, and other topics) while at the same time laying a solid foundation for success in college. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce an elegant and innovative close reading of a horror film (through proper note taking, presentations, and projects) and detail its complex relation to contemporary cultural issues.Horror, Film, CultureTFYSAvailable
CADC Architecture and DesignThe College of Architecture, Design and Construction's Architecture and Design LC is for incoming students majoring in Pre-Architecture-Summer Design Track, Pre-Industrial Design and Environmental Design. Students in the Learning Community will be exposed to different resources and opportunities available to them in the college and will get to meet the faculty and administrators who will support them throughout their undergraduate careers. The College of Architecture, Design and Construction embraces the belief that to be successful in their fields. students need to collaborate across disciplines and practice their disciplines in the community through service. They will have the opportunity to do so through services-learning groups within the college. The Learning Community will serve to enhance that civic engagement through partnerships and teamwork."Design, Invent, BuildLCPHIL 1020, Intro to Ethics

ECON 2020, Microeconomics
PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology

HIST 1120 Technology and Civilization- Pre-INDD only

HIST World History II 1020- for non Pre-INDD majors
Available
CADC Building ScienceThe College of Architecture, Design and Construction 's Building Science LC is for incoming students majoring in Building Science. Students in the Learning Community will be exposed to different resources and opportunities available to them in the college and will get to meet the faculty and administrators who will support them throughout their undergraduate careers. The College of Architecture, Design and Construction embraces the belief that to be successful in their fields, students need to collaborate across disciplines and practice their disciplines in the community through service. They will have the opportunity to do so through service learning groups within the college. The Leaning Community will serve to enhance that civic engagement through partnerships and teamwork.Design, Invent, BuildLCCOMM 1000 Public Speaking

PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics
ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics

ACCT 2700 Fundamentals of Accounting
Available
Career Planning: Navigating Careers in the Liberal ArtsCareer Planning: Navigating Careers in the Liberal Arts is a course that will focus on helping liberal arts students explore career options, develop essential skills, and create a plan for a successful career. This course explores the process of choosing a major, exploring career options, tips for successful transition to college life and study strategies as they relate to the content area. Students will be introduced to the process of choosing and preparing for a career utilizing available assessments and resources, through individual activities and reflection, as well as group activities. Application of study strategies as they relate to the content area will be practiced also. By the end of this course, students will be able to strategically plan their career path by taking advantage of the versatility of a liberal arts degree and equip them with the tools and knowledge to make informed career choices. Career Planning, Skills Development, ExplorationTFYSAvailable
Communication and Journalism Learning CommunityThis learning community focuses on the following majors: Communication, Journalism/Sports Production, Film/Media Studies and Public Relations. We will focus on the coursework required to obtain a degree, the opportunities to get involved in the on-campus student media outlets and future career paths for each major. We will also cover topics to help the adjustment from high school to college by learning about AU resources, study skills, time and money management.Film, Sports, MediaLCMDIA 2350 Introduction to Film Studies

HIST 1010 World History I
PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology

COMM 1000 Public Speaking
Available
Discover Auburn: Out of State LCAre you from out-of-state? Worried about the transition being so far from home? The Discover Auburn: Out-of-State Student Learning Community is designed for students who are looking to discover Auburn while connecting with other students who are also far from home. Students will get to know their new home while learning traditional First Year Seminar topics like time management, study strategies, campus involvement, and career preparation. This Learning Community is designed for students who are at least 6 hours from home.Transition, Community, Out of StateLCHIST 1010 World History I

MUSI 2740 Survey of Popular Music
HIST 1020 Wold History II

COUN 2000 Living and Communicating in a Diverse Society
Available
Discover Auburn: Out of State RLCAre you from out-of-state? Worried about the transition being so far from home? The Discover Auburn: Out-of-State Student Residential Learning Community is designed for students who are looking to discover Auburn while connecting with other students who are also far from home. Students will get to know their new home while learning traditional First Year Seminar topics like time management, study strategies, campus involvement, and career preparation. This Learning Community is designed for students who are at least 6 hours from home.Campus Housing Community; Transition; Out of StateRLCHIST 1010 World History I

MUSI 2740 Survey of Popular Music
HIST 1020 World History II

COUN 2000 Living and Communicating in a Diverse Society
CLOSED
Educators of TomorrowThe Education Learning Community is designed for students in teacher certification majors. Members of this community will engage in organized activities to enhance and promote collaboration, advocacy, and diversity - all of the necessary building blocks to becoming a successful educator.Education, Teacher, EducatorLCEDUC 1010 Orientation to Teacher Education

POLI 1090 American Government in a Multi Cultural World

ARTS 1510 Looking at Art

GEOL 1100 Dynamic Earth
COMM 1000 Public Speaking

ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics

FOUN 3000 Diversity of Learners and Settings

CTEE 2000 Digital Literacy and Computer Science in Education

GEOL 1110 Earth and Life Through Time
Available
Engineered for SuccessEngineering is a challenging degree choice and requires students to quickly learn how to manage their work and time, as well as their own learning process in order to be successful. Students are exposed to a support system that encourages the development of good academic and professional habits, learning about engineering as a degree and career choice, and getting connected with the engineering community at Auburn. This course utilizes sketchnoting and engineering career design to help students describe their own process of becoming successful engineering students. This course is also a substitute for ENGR 1100.Engineering, Success, CareerTFYSAvailable
Engineered for Success RLCEngineering is a challenging degree choice and requires students to quickly learn how to manage their work and time, as well as their own learning process to be successful; therefore, the Engineered for Success Residential Learning Community (RLC) focuses on providing students with direct access to an engineering peer advisor and an engineering advisor throughout their first year. Students are exposed to a support system that encourages the development of good academic and professional habits, learning about engineering as a degree and career choice, and getting connected with the engineering community at Auburn. The first-year seminar course utilizes sketchnoting and engineering career design to help students describe their own process of becoming successful engineering students. This course is also a substitute for ENGR 1100.Engineering, Success, CareerRLCHIST 1010 World History I

ENVD 2040 Design, Invention and Society
HIST 1020 World History II

POLI 1090 American Government in a Multicultural World

ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering
CLOSED
Engineered for Success: Honors RLCEngineering is a challenging degree choice and requires students to quickly learn how to manage their work and time, as well as their own learning process to be successful; therefore, the Engineered for Success Residential Learning Community (RLC) focuses on providing students with direct access to an engineering peer advisor and an engineering advisor throughout their first year. Students are exposed to a support system that encourages the development of good academic and professional habits, learning about engineering as a degree and career choice, and getting connected with the engineering community at Auburn. The first-year seminar course utilizes sketchnoting and engineering career design to help students describe their own process of becoming successful engineering students. This course is also a substitute for ENGR 1100. Through this RLC you can meet all of your first-semester honor course requirements while also getting involved in the Auburn community!Honors, Engineering, Success, CareerRLCHIST 1010 World History I

ENVD 2040 Design, Invention and Society
HIST 1020 World History II

POLI 1090 Honors American Government in a Multicultural World

ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering
CLOSED
Exploring a Future in EducationThe Education Learning Community is designed for students who may be interested in pursuing the field of teaching. We will explore this career and ALL the opportunities there are with a degree in Education. Members of this community will engage in organized activities to enhance and promote collaboration, advocacy, and diversity - all of the necessary building blocks to becoming a successful educator.Education, Teacher, EducatorLCEDUC 1010 Orientation to Teacher Education

MUSI 2740 Survey of Popular Music
COUN 2000 Living and Communicating in a Diverse SocietyAvailable
Exploring PharmacyThe Exploring Pharmacy Learning Community is designed for students who think they may be interested in a career in Pharmacy. Students learn more about the profession of pharmacy and various pharmacy careers through the Harrison College of Pharmacy faculty and current students. In addition to the pharmacy focus, students will learn about study skills, time management, and other academic resources to promote success in any field.Pharmacy, Career Exploration, HealthcareLCPSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology MUSI 2740 Survey of Popular MusicAvailable
Exploring the World of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies This Learning Community is designed for students majoring in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies or teacher certification majors or anyone interested in pursuing Occupational Therapy. Members of this community will engage in organized activities to enhance and promote collaboration, advocacy, and diversity.Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, DisabilitiesLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

SOCY 1000 Global Perspective

THEA 2010 Introduction to Theatre
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology

PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology

PHIL 1030 Ethics and the Health Sciences

COMM 1000 Public Speaking
Available
Getting AG-ClimatedGetting "Ag-climated" and adjusting to a new university can be tough. This Learning Community equips first-semester transfer students with the tools they need to be successful both in and out of the classroom, as well as preparing them for life after college. This UNIV 1150 course will cover time management, study skills, and on-campus resources while also connecting students to resources within their departments, within the college, and across campus.Transfer Students, Agriculture, ConnectionTFYSAvailable
Global AmbassadorsWant to learn about other cultures and viewpoints from around the globe? Join Global Ambassadors! The Global Ambassadors LC is for students who are interested in exploring other cultures, examining global current events, traveling abroad, or pursuing a career that will place them in another country. ALL AU students are encouraged to have a global experience during their time at Auburn, and this LC can offer students that experience and prepare them for other opportunities such as study abroad, alternative breaks, and related academic majors and minors. This LC is open to all students in any major.Culture, Study Abroad, InternationalLCHIST 1010 World History I

GEOG 1010 Global Geography

SOCY 1000 Global Perspective
HIST 1020 Wold History II

FLGC 1150 Global Fluency and Awareness
Available
Harvesting Your PotentialUNIV1150 Harvesting your potential is offered as an elective course to help first-year students make a successful transition to college life. This course provides opportunities to explore strategies for academic success relevant to first-year students through discussion, activities, reading, writing, and teamwork. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of academic skills, career options, time management, test taking, note-taking, reading for content, computer skills, personal development, and relevant social issues. Harvesting you Potential FSY course also provides a general orientation to the functions, support services, and resources of the University as a whole and the College of Agriculture in Particular. As a special topic in Agriculture, this course will focus on talking about career development and opportunities in Agriculture and related fields. In addition, in this course the professor will introduce challenges and opportunities that agriculture is facing at the moment. Application of study strategies as they relate to the content area will be practiced. Agriculture, Plant Science, SustainabilityLCCSES 2000 Basic Crop Science

CHEM 1030 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CSES 2040 Basic Soil Science

HORT 2030 Vegetable Production
Available
Hello HarbertThe Harbert Hello is an introduction and orientation course to the Harbert College of Business. The focus of the course is to orient students to the Harbert College's Student Services, as well as the Majors offered within the college. Students will engage in active learning in the classroom to establish a sense of community amongst the Freshmen class, and engage with faculty, staff, upperclassmen, alumni, and potential employers through experiential events centered around academic and career development.Business, Career Success, CommunityLCBUSI 1010 Professional and Career Development in Business I

ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics
ACCT 2700 Business Law

ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics
Available
Human Sciences Learning Community The students in the Human Sciences Learning Community will have opportunities to connect with other students, faculty, and administrators within the College of Human Sciences through shared classes and participation in events organized by the College. These events include specialized academic advising sessions, college-wide initiatives for student learning and student development, and study abroad information sessions.Human Sciences, Connect, LearnLCCADS 2000 Global Consumer Culture

HDFS 2000 Marriage and Family in a Global Context
NTRI 2000 Nutrition and Health

HUSC 2500 Life Design and Development

COMM 1000 Public Speaking
Available
Kinesiology: Applied Sport Science & PerformanceStudents interested in exploring careers within applied sport science and working with athletic populations including sport coaching, personal training, strength & conditioning, athletic training, physical education teacher education, physical therapy, occupational therapy and much more! Students will focus on the importance of networking and taking advantage of opportunities in research, outreach, and professional development available to them in the School of Kinesiology to build their resumes and make them a marketable candidate upon graduation to find employment or further their education through graduate study. This is a great learning community option for any major within Kinesiology or any student on campus interested in the field.Personal or Athletic Training, Sport Coaching, Strength and Conditioning LCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

MUSI 2740 Survey of Popular Music
BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

ENGL 1120 English Composition II

GEOG 1010 Global Geography
CLOSED
Kinesiology: Career ExplorationAre you interested in health, wellness or engaging in sport or exercise? If the answer is yes, but you aren't quite certain what that means for you, this may be the right place for you! Members of this Learning Community will explore the various career options within the field of Kinesiology. Kinesiology is a broad field that offers a variety of career options in physical therapy, teaching physical education, corporate or community health and wellness, personal training, and strength & conditioning coaching, athletic training, or even research to improve best practices and many more! There will be a focus on student engagement and discovery in the process of career planning, research opportunities, campus resources, and opportunities for graduate programs. Consider this learning community experience to be your compass for figuring out what’s next for you!Health and Wellness, Exercise, KinesiologyLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

MUSI 2740 Survey of Popular Music
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology

HIST 1020 Wold History II
Available
Kinesiology: Health Professions PrepStudents interested in applying to an allied health professional school (e.g., MD, DO, PA, PT, OT, or DC), this learning community may be the place for you. When applying to these graduate professional schools, it's important to have the necessary prerequisites and a strong science foundation. These foundational classes and prerequisites can all be taken within the Exercise Science major. The Exercise Science major goes a step further in providing not only a strong science foundation, but also knowledge of how to apply these principles toward understanding how the human body moves, functions and responds to exercise and stress. Students focus on peer engagement and taking advantage of the many opportunities available to them here at Auburn for developing smart study skills and academic success in preparation for further graduate study.Medical Profession, Pre-health, Exercise ScienceLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

SOCY 1000 Global Perspective

PHED 1000 Active Auburn
BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology

HIST 1020 World History II

PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology
Available
Kinesiology: Health, Sport & ExerciseIf sport, fitness, exercise is your jam, this learning community may be a great fit for you! Kinesiology is a broad field of study. Career options in sport, exercise and athletic performance such as athletic training, personal training, strength and conditioning, coaching, physical education more are explored in this learning community. This is also a great option for those interested in allied health professions such as physical therapy or occupational therapy. Students will get connected with professionals in these fields and learn about opportunities within the School of Kinesiology to participate in research, outreach and professional development to build their resumes and make them a marketable candidate upon graduation to find employment in their field or further their education through graduate study. This is a great option for any major within Kinesiology or any student on campus interested in the field.Sport Performance, Health/Wellness, ExerciseLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

PHED 1000 Active Auburn
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology

PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology
Available
Kinesiology: Physical Therapy PreparationIf you're considering physical therapy school, you should join this learning community! Kinesiology or Exercise Science is the most common major of students who are admitted to PT schools. A strong performance in the foundational courses included in the Exercise Science major is important for students' success in preparing for applying to physical therapy programs. The prerequisite courses for these competitive professional programs can be rigorous, so developing the necessary study skills early is important. Join this learning community and reap the benefits of developing a community of peers with similar goals, make early connections with campus resources in academic support and receive guided development of your study skills. There will be a focus on student engagement, networking, research opportunities, campus resources, and the application process for graduate professional programs such the new Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Auburn University.Physical Therapy, Exercise Science, Pre-PTLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

MUSI 2730 Appreciation of Music

PHED 1000 Active Auburn
BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology

PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology

SOCY 1000 Global Perspective
CLOSED
Learning to Lead at AuburnLearning to Lead at Auburn is designed to help first year students make a successful transition to college life. Students in this course will explore leadership and involvement opportunities on campus and various strategies for academic and social success. Students will develop as leaders at Auburn and understand the impact and influence they can have on those around them. Class highlights include personality and work style inventories, connecting with student leaders, and creating community among members of the class. Join this learning community if you want to learn ways to stand out in your leadership and involvement experience at Auburn!Leadership, Involvement, Social ChangeLCCOMM 1000 Public SpeakingCOUN 2000 Living and Communicating in a Diverse SocietyAvailable
Mindfulness and Flow: HonorsThis Honors course that will provide an introduction to the practices of mindfulness and flow. It is designed to explore the concepts, techniques, and exercises that enhance well-being and ultimately setter student success. The format of the course will be experiential and interactive. There will be some assigned readings.Mindfulness, Positivity, MotivationTFYSAvailable
Modern Storytelling Through GamingAre you looking for ways to "level up" your college experience? This course explores the unique role that video games serve as a way of telling stories in modern society. Throughout the semester we will deconstruct selected titles to discover how thematic crafting, visuospatial design, and gameplay mechanics work together to effectively engage players and convey meaning. Through critical reflections, active discussions, and the planning of your personal "Game of College," we will analyze how lessons learned in leisure can be applied to enhance and enrich our academic and professional lives. By the end of this course, you will be able to articulate these principles of engagement in the design of your own Auburn story, creating your unique first year adventure as you take on the challenge of higher education. Storytelling, Gaming, DesignTFYSAvailable
Nursing Learning CommunityThe Nursing Learning community is made up of freshmen in Pre-Nursing. All incoming freshmen in thee School of Nursing are eligible to participate. These students will take several classes together and have the opportunity to participate in different activities coordinated by the college and First Year Experience Office. Through the experiences the community will get to know other freshmen in Nursing and make connections with faculty who will assist them in their path towards graduation.Nursing, Healthcare, MedicalLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

OR

CHEM 1030 Fundamentals of Chemistry

PHIL 1030 Ethics and the Health Sciences
BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology

NTRI 2000 Nutrition and Health

STAT 2510 Stats for Biological and Health Sciences
CLOSED
Nursing: Honors Learning CommunityThe Nursing Learning community is made up of Honors freshmen in Pre-Nursing. All incoming Honors freshmen in thee School of Nursing are eligible to participate. These students will take several classes together and have the opportunity to participate in different activities coordinated by the college and First Year Experience Office. Through the experiences the community will get to know other freshmen in Nursing and make connections with faculty who will assist them in their path towards graduation.Nursing, Honors, Healthcare, MedicalLCBIOL 1027 Honors Principles of Biology

PHIL 1037 Honors Ethics and the Health Sciences
BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology

NTRI 2000 Nutrition and Health

STAT 2510 Stats for Biological and Health Sciences
Available
Pawtential Pre-Vet Going from first-year student to vet school student starts with a single step. Make your first paw print on that journey with this course. You will learn how to be a successful student and more about the Animal Science major. The course will focus on successful academic skills and acclimation to Auburn University. Pre-Vet, Agriculture, AnimalsLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

MATH 1120 Pre-Calculus Algebra;

ANSC 1100 Orientation to Animal Sciences

OR

CHEM 1030 Fundamentals of Chemistry I

MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry

ANSC 1100 Orientation to Animal Sciences
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology

ANSC 1000 Introduction to Animal Sciences

OR

CHEM 1040 Fundamentals of Chemistry II

ANSC 1000 Introduction to Animal Sciences
Available
Perspectives in HealthcareAre you interested in learning about the many different perspectives in Healthcare? We’ll spend the semester exploring career options within the healthcare industry. We will learn about healthcare through a diversity of academic disciplines within the College of Liberal Arts including health administration, psychology, anthropology, communication and several others! Students will be exposed to opportunities for engagement and research related to health and healthcare. Health, Medicine, CareerTFYSAvailable
Popcorn Theory: Reading Themes and Decoding Conflict in FilmWe all like movies, right? But do we engage with them or just "watch" them? This class introduces students to formal and cultural issues important to really engaging with movies. We will explore the basics of "film language" by analyzing a range of films. This analysis will demonstrate that the ways filmmakers tell stories are as important as the stories they tell.Film, Culture, StorytellingTFYSAvailable
Pre-Law Learning CommunityAre you interested in going to law school? In this course, not only will we provide helpful information to be successful in college, we will also explore what it takes to go to law school, basic legal concepts, and career options in the legal field. This first year seminar will introduce you to students with similar interests and goals, while developing your personal, academic, social, and professional skills. We will share college success strategies and discuss hot legal topics as you explore your own core values, strengths, and goals for the future.Law, Attorney, Legal CareerLCPOLI 1090 American Government in a Multicultural World

MUSI 2730 Appreciation of Music
PHIL 1010 Introduction to Logic

COMM 1000 Public Speaking
Available
Pre-Vet Have you always loved animals? Interested in becoming a veterinarian? This is the community for you! Students in this course will learn more about the expectations for veterinary medicine, learn from upperclassmen applying to vet school, and hear from guest speakers. In addition, you will learn about good study practices, test-taking strategies, and time-management skills, while forming relationships with peers with similar interests and goals.Pre-Vet, Medicine, AnimalsLCCHEM 1030 Fundamentals of Chemistry I

PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics
CHEM 1040 Fundamentals of Chemistry II

COMM 1000 Public Speaking
Available
Psychology of Being a StudentDo you find psychology to be fascinating? Do you want to know more about how your brain is wired to learn, how motivation and mindset impact yoursuccess, and learn ways to maximize your learning based on sound psychological theories and practices? This course explores the connection betweenpsychology and learning, with an emphasis on helping you understand and improve upon how and why you learn the way you do.Psychology, Motivation, Positive MindsetTFYSAvailable
Public and One HealthNew to college life? Interested in public health? This is the community for you! Students in this course will have the opportunity to connect more deeply with themselves and others while learning organizational and time management skills, how to take effective notes, study techniques, how to think critically, and practice setting (and achieving) goals. All readings and activities will be centrally themed around public health topics, including those of historical significance as well as current events. Students will also be introduced to available (and accessible) campus resources to aid in academic and personal growth and success.Public Health, One Health, Population Health, Health CareersLCPOAH 2100 Introduction to Public HealthPHIL 1030 Ethics for Health SciencesAvailable
Skills for Neurodivergent LearnersNavigating the college experience as a student with learning differences presents its own set of challenges and opportunities. This course, designed by the SKILL program at Auburn University, provides students with a variety of study strategies. Class discussions, activities, and assignments will familiarize students with campus resources for academic support while navigating the accommodation process through the Office of Accessibility. This class is open to neurodivergent learners whether or not they qualify for accommodations.

This class is geared for students with ADHD, sensory processing issues, anxiety, depression, learning differences, or former gifted/talented students. Really anyone with an interesting brain.
Neurodivergent, ADHD, Study skillsTFYSAvailable
Soaring into Auburn AviationThis seminar is designed to help students transition into the School of Aviation and college life. Topics covered will be examined through an aviation lens. Aviation, Flying, Professional Flight TFYSCLOSED
STEP Into Nursing Learning CommunityThe Nursing Learning community is made up of freshmen in Pre-Nursing. All incoming freshmen in thee School of Nursing are eligible to participate.These students will take several classes together and have the opportunity to participate in different activities coordinated by the college and First Year Experience Office. Through the experiences the community will get to know other freshmen in Nursing and make connections with faculty who will assist them in their path towards graduation.Nursing, Medical, HealthcareLCCHEM 1030 Fundamentals of Chemistry I

PHIL 1030 Ethics for Health Sciences

COUN 2000 Living and Communicating in a Diverse Society
BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology

NTRI 2000 Nutrition and Health

STAT 2510 Stats for Biological and Health Sciences
Available
Success in PharmacyThe Success in Pharmacy Learning Community is developed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in seeking a career in the pharmacy profession. Students will take several pre-pharmacy required courses together and learn more about the profession of pharmacy and various pharmacy careers through the Harrison College of Pharmacy faculty and current students. In addition to the pharmacy focus, students will learn about study skills, time management, and other academic resources to promote a successful pre-pharmacy experience.Pharmacy, Medication, Pre-PharmacyLCCHEM 1030 Fundamentals of Chemistry I

PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology
CHEM 1040 Fundamentals of Chemistry II

COMM 1000 Public Speaking
Available
Sustainability - Live Green, Save GreenIt is possible to be “green” and save “green” – both in the environmental AND economic senses. Students who participate in this learning community willexplore a broad scope of issues pertaining to the sustainability movement and their impact on society and the environment. Topics will include current events, trends, and social/economic issues; emerging green technologies; economic and environmental impacts of actions by individuals, businesses,and societies; and the relative advantages and disadvantages of adopting sustainable practices. Students will explore issues through discussion,activities, reading, writing, teamwork, and community service - all of which will be centered on the theme of sustainable living and decision- making.Sustainability, Environment, EconomyLCNATR2050: People and the Environment: An Introduction to Conservation Social SciencesSUST 2000 Introduction to SustainabilityAvailable
Tell Your StoryThrough visual art, verbal storytelling, movies, and many other mediums, people harness the power of storytelling to convey information and life experiences. This course will examine the different ways people tell stories across generations and how those forms of storytelling have worked together to inform our view of the world and its various cultures. Students in this course will explore these forms of communication and in doing so will improve upon their critical thinking/reading skills which can be utilized in college-level courses to decipher complex data, take more effective notes, study more efficiently, and other skills relating to college success. Through journal submissions, group discussions, and in class activities, students will connect with their peers and will in turn, improve upon their cultural competency. Come tell your story!Art, Communication, Creativity LCCOMM 1000 Public SpeakingAvailable
The Floor is LavaStudents experience conflict in everyday life. We see arguing in classrooms, on social media, with friends. We need the skills to deal with managing conflict intelligently. The course will cover figuring out your conflict style and how that affects how you process information and respond to triggering situations. Through games, activities, and scenarios, students will learn to build the skills necessary to navigate college life, social life, and learn how to solve problems constructively.Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, SelfimprovementTFYSAvailable
Transfer Student Success Transfer Student Success will focus on helping first-semester transfer student acclimate to Auburn's campus, specific resources, and honing the study and time management skills needed to be successful during your time at Auburn and beyond!Transfer, Success, ConnectionTFYSAvailable
WINGS & Peer MentorshipIf you aspire to help people achieve their goals, serve as a mentor, and strengthen their leadership abilities, this learning community is for you! You will learn an overview of disability disparities and address those disparities in society through awareness, advocacy, and mentorship. You will learn and be prepared to foster an inclusive future in employment settings! You are the future employers and supervisors of the world so learning universal design strategies, disability awareness, and etiquette will not only help you create a more equitable world around you, but also better prepare you to foster a diverse world. *Students who complete the RSED 2000 course and become a WINGS peer mentor with the EAGLES Program and complete at least 25 hours as a mentor have an opportunity to receive their Level 1 International Peer Educator Training Program Certification IPTPC (formerly known as IMTPC) from the College of Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).EAGLES/WINGS Program, Peer Mentorship, Diversity & InclusionLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

RSED 2000 Disability Awareness and Mentorship
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology

PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology

MUSI 2730 Appreciation of Music

COUN 2000 Living and Communicating in a Diverse Society
Available
Working with Nature The Working with Nature Learning Community will bring together students from the College of Forestry, Wildlife & Environment. Students will have the opportunity to engage with stewards of the environment including faculty, upperclassmen, and alumni. Class discussions, activities, and assignments will familiarize first year students with campus resources and showcase opportunities to get involved including clubs & organizations, undergraduate research, & study abroad.Environment, Involvement, SuccessLCBIOL 1020 Principles of Biology

PHIL 1120 Introduction to Environmental Ethics
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology

SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability
Available
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The First Year Seminars and Learning Community Application is now closed for pre-registration.

You can register for a UNIV1050: Success Strategies course or Themed First Year Seminar (UNIV1100 or UNIV1150) on a first-come first-served basis when your time ticket opens for registration.

You can contact us with questions us at fys@auburn.edu or (334) 844-5721.

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