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First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000)

First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000)

The mission of the First Year Foundations (FYF) program is to support entering first year students in making a successful transition into the scholarly life and social community at Young Harris College by providing opportunities for personal growth through academic planning, decision making, and using support services. All sections of FYF are taught by a faculty member and assisted by a peer mentor. FYF is a two credit hour graded and required component of the YHC baccalaureate degree, which all first time, fulltime students must take in their first semester of enrollment. Specific courses have been designed following a theme selected and designed by the teaching professor.

All classes meet at a common hour three days a week Mondays and Fridays, with one hour reserved on Wednesdays for lab programs developed by the Student Development Division. First Year Foundation classes also provide group and individual academic advising, with the teaching professor serving as the academic advisor for each member of the class. All sections of FYF share common goals and learning outcomes; however, individual instructional teams may develop, emphasize, and assess these goals differently.

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For more information, email Director of First Year Experience Maggi Secrest.