FSEM Courses

Welcome! Here you'll find a full list of all Fall 2017 First-Year Seminar (FSEM) offerings. Browse through the pages of classes, select a course from the first dropdown menu, or browse by subject area. Please note that this site shows the FSEMs regardless of whether or not they are full, so there is no guarantee that a course will still be open at the time of your registration.

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    FSEM 100K9 | Past, Present, and Future Trends in Commerce*
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    This course examines how commerce has been conducted in the past and present. Students will review the evolution of commerce and will review, discuss, and theorize how it will change in the future. Students will evaluate historic and current patterns of trade, research the potential of expected changes to the business environment, and summarize the advantages and disadvantages of a potential change.

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    FSEM 100N5 | Economic Inequality: End of the American Dream?
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    This section of FSEM is designated as an honors course and satisfies the requirements for students enrolled in the University Honors Program. The United States has long been thought of as a classless society—or more precisely, one in which nearly everyone is middle class. The average wage rate, adjusted for inflation, has remained stagnant, and the majority of income gains in the U.S. have gone to those already with the highest incomes. What has caused these trends? Most importantly, what, if anything, can and should be done about them?

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    FSEM 100P2 | Finding Bad
    Finding Bad

    Using economic theories that won their authors the Nobel Prize, we will examine what happens when you cannot distinguish between “good” and “bad.”

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