Have you ever thought about how Christianity relates to our current environmental concerns? Or how we perceive phenomena, such as politician’s promises, government initiatives, films and internet video content? You will engage with such questions in creative ways in the First Year Experience programs. Each FYE program is an integrated introduction to a liberal arts college education. Programs are designed around courses from one or two different disciplines focused on a common theme, such as ecology and scientific practice.
While you’re involved in these unique courses, you’ll also be developing key skills essential for success in a liberal arts curriculum such as: writing, analytical reading, information literacy, and critical thinking. Each program will combine either two or three different courses: one or two content-area course(s) and one skills course. Some FYE programs will also have a quantitative reasoning component.
In choosing a program, you’re choosing a set of two or three courses taught by professors who are interested in discovering the various connections between disciplines. Examples include philosophy and cultural history, computer science and geology, or literature and theatre.
Read about this year's programs here.
We look forward to working with you at Principia! Welcome!
*Transfer students will receive a letter from the registrar's office letting them know whether or not they are exempt from the FYE program. To contact the registrar's office directly, please call 618.374.5100.