Current First-Year Seminars by Department
2022-2023

More information about these courses can be found in Carleton University’s Undergraduate Calendar.

In some instances, departmental websites may have more extensive information about each course.

Cognitive Science

• FYSM 1607A – Thinking and Knowing [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1607B – Thinking and Knowing [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1607C – Thinking and Knowing [1.0 credit]

Communications & Media Studies

• FYSM 1217A – Reading and Writing for Media Studies [0.5 credit FALL]
• FYSM 1217C – Reading and Writing for Media Studies [0.5 credit WINTER]

Economics

• FYSM 1608A – Selected Topics in Economics [1.0 credit]

English

• FYSM 1004A – A Writing-Attentive Seminar in Twentieth-Century Literature [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1004B – Inner Voyages, Other Worlds: Approaching Literary Fantasy [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1004C – Stories of the Self: Literature that Matters & Writing that Works [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1004D – Literature and Inner Life [1.0 credit]

Geography and Environmental Studies

• FYSM 1101A – Location is Everything [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1107A – Social Justice and the City [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1108A – Sustainable Environments [0.5 credit FALL]

History

• FYSM 1405A – Gaming the Middle Ages [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1405B – Sex, Squalor, Scandal: Victorian London [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1405C – The Long Civil Rights Movement [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1405D – A Global History of World War II [1.0 credit]

Humanities

• FYSM 1106A – Intersections of Identities in the Ancient Mediterranean [1.0 credit]

Indigenous and Canadian Studies

• FYSM 1409A – Social Change in Canada [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1450A – Topics in Indigenous Studies – INDG Reclamation and Resurgence [1.0 credit]

Law

• FYSM 1502A – Exploring the Sociolegal Imagination & Cultural Approaches to Law [1.0 credit]

Philosophy

• FYSM 1210A – Minds and Machines [0.5 credit FALL]
• FYSM 1210B – Consciousness [0.5 credit FALL]
• FYSM 1210A – TBD [0.5 credit WINTER]
• FYSM 1210B – Philosophy of Music [0.5 credit WINTER]

• FYSM 1210C – Special Topics in Philosophy – Critical Foundation for Undergraduate Research [0.5 credit WINTER]

Political Science

• FYSM 1611A – TBD [0.5 credit FALL]
• FYSM 1611B – TBD [0.5 credit FALL]
• FYSM 1611C – TBD [0.5 credit, FALL]
• FYSM 1611D – TBD [0.5 credit WINTER]
• FYSM 1611E – TBD [0.5 credit WINTER]

Psychology

• FYSM 1310B – Psychology of Violence [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1310E – Close Relationships [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1310F – Emerging Adulthood & Beyond [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1310H – Psychological Disorders and Mental Health [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1508A – Stress, Coping and Well-Being [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1508B – Stress, Coping and Well-Being [1.0 credit]

Sociology & Anthropology

• FYSM 1506A – Race, Racialization and Racism in the Americas [1.0 credit]
• FYSM 1506B – Asian Migrations and Diasporas [1.0 credit]

Special Topics in Arts and Social Sciences

• FYSM 1210C – Critical Foundations for Undergraduate Research [0.5 credit WINTER]

Women’s and Gender Studies

• FYSM 1402A – Introduction to LGBTQ Studies [1.0 credit]