Transforming FSTY 1310 into a Living Learning Community: Alex Barron and Chris Flynn

Transforming FSTY 1310 into a Living Learning Community

Chris Flynn, Associate Professor HUMX

Alex Barron, Assistant Professor, SOE


Freshman Studies 1310, or “Introduction to the Liberal Arts,” is where we teach first years what it means to be students at a liberal arts college like ours. It is also one of the primary courses where we show them how the work of a college student differs from what they did in high school. Our goal in revising our section of FSTY 1310 is to clarify the transition from high school to college for our students and to build community. We seek to connect students to one another, to St. Edward’s, and to Austin through its vibrant film and literary scenes.

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