The First Year Experience occurs in the Fall semester for every incoming Freshman class. Comprised of two different but overlapping classes, it was developed to help students transition into college-level coursework and thought.
First Year Experience courses also create a Learning Community, in which students establish and strengthen friendships by having two or more classes together. Courses are 100-200 level, and are small enough to encourage class discussion.
The English Department has recently been offering an FYE on, yes, Zombies! In addition to "Zombie Literature," classes will study Zombie films, and have been known to discuss a Zombie video game or two. This FYE course must be taken in conjunction with WRIT 101.