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First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000)

The offices of Student Development and Academic Affairs have partnered to create unique experiences for first-year students. Our First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000) class is designed to provide support and encouragement to new students to help support their personal and academic success.

Per the Catalog, all students who enter the institution as full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students must complete the FOUN 1000 course during their first semester.


What is First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000)?

The FOUN 1000 course is a great way to begin life as a college student. The First Year Foundations course (FOUN 1000) provides an opportunity for students to interact with an instructor (YHC faculty or staff member) and a peer mentor (upperclassman student) to help them understand what it takes to succeed at the College. The two-credit hour course serves as a general education elective, but is also a graduation requirement (see the Catalog for details).

Foun 1000 Primary Objectives

  •  Institutional Connectedness: Provide a deeper understanding of YHC and how to get the most out of your time as a student.
  •  Personal Relationships: Foster the development of meaningful relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community.
  •  Academic Foundations: Lay the foundation for relevant life and academic skills.
  •  Self Discovery: Connecting inherent strengths and passions to academic areas of interest and careers.   
  •  Civic Engagement: Exposure to life outside of YHC.
     

For more information, email the co-directors of the program: 

Dr. Whitney Buser
Jaime Miller