Course Descriptions


Spring 2018 FYS Course Descriptions
[Class of 2021 and others required to take FYS]. The FYS courses will be different for next spring.


Previous FYP/FYS Course Syllabi
Contact the FYP office via email for previous course descriptions and/or syllabi.

Class of 2021 and FY Transfers for Fall 2017

Fall 2017 FYP Course Descriptions
Note to incoming First Year and transfer students taking the FYP course: The FYP course selections for Fall 2017 are complete. The courses will be different for Fall 2018.

Click on the titles of the FYPs at the link above because course titles can either be wrongly interpreted or may not convey other important information that may impact your choice, i.e., spending lots of time in the outdoors or participating in the community as a requirement of a Community-Based Learning (CBL) component of that FYP course. Finally, to help us with your FYP course placement we encourage you to use the textbox at the end of the First-Year College Preference form to provide us with some detail about the FYP course choices that you made. Note: One FYP course entitled An Outdoor State of Mind requires you to participate in a pre-trip, which costs an additional $375. If you are seriously interested in this FYP, please also complete the North Country Pre-Trip form and select the pre-trip for this FYP. Read the course description for the title of the North Country trip. NOTE: Schedules for Fall sports and International Student Orientation conflict with pre-orientation trips. Otherwise, any incoming student, of any skill level, is eligible to participate.

Fall FYP Course Descriptions

London FYP College [fall semester only]
More information about the London FYP program may be found here. Students admitted to
St. Lawrence are able to apply to the London FYP on-line. Applications are due by May 23rd and students will be notified of acceptance before they arrive on campus. If you are interested in applying for the London FYP, please contact CIIS at 315-229-5991 or select the email link on their website.

FYS in France [spring semester only]
First Year students admitted to St. Lawrence are able to apply to the Spring Semester Program in Bordeaux, France and complete their FYS in a course with the accompanying St. Lawrence Program Director. Applications will be available on June 1 and are due by September 10.  Contact the CIIS office for more information 315-229-5991. Use this link to learn more about the Bordeaux Program in France.


After Spring 2018 Registration ends on December 15, 2017, any changes to FYS courses must be made using the add/drop form.  Both FYS instructors and your FYP advisor must sign the form.  You will find the add/drop form on the Registrar's website, under Forms/Registration: Add/Drop. Add/Drop ends on Thursday, January 25, 2018.