FIRST-YEAR STUDENT WRITINGS

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Adolescence
Instructor: Misty Krueger
This course will investigate what the term “adolescence” has meant across time, how it has been defined across academic disciplines, and how it has been and still is depicted in popular culture. Because this course is a writing seminar, the class will focus on reading, research, and writing about adolescence over a series of assignments. The class will include individual essays, as well as a cumulative project at the end of the semester in which the class produces its own journal issue on adolescence. This course is equivalent to ENG100.

Success and Failure

Instructor: Shana Youngdahl

What does it mean to be successful? What does it mean to fail? We use the terms often noting someone is "a success, or asking a friend "Did you see my epic fail?" What do these concepts really mean? How are they related? And how can we build a life that we see as successful?

This Honors section of How to Succeed in College will explore these questions as well as help you get the most out of UMF and the Honors Program as you make your transition to college life. In addition to considering success and failure through studying the works of great writers and turning a critical eye to our culture, this course will focus on uncovering your passions and interests in relation to other courses you take in college, the major you select, and the career you choose to pursue.

The course will begin with a 5-day seminar on campus prior to orientation during which we will explore UMF, the local community and the outdoors, while building on our understanding of success, failure and resilience. 

Over the next 7 weeks, we will continue our exploration of how to get the most out of your college experience, taking what we learn together and the insights you have to offer to create a professional publication to assist future UMF students in their understanding of success and failure as they transition to college.  

University of Maine at Farmington Honors Program 2020-21