A course that develops the ability to read and think critically, to employ discussion and writing as a means of exploring and refining
ideas, and to express those ideas in effective prose. Individual sections of the course will explore different topics in reading, discussion,
and writing. Topics are selected by individual professors and are designed to help students develop transferable skills of analysis and
argumentation, applicable to the various disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences. Several papers will be required, at least one of which
will involve use of the library and proper documentation. The seminar will emphasize successive stages of the writing process, including
prewriting, drafting, and revision, and will provide feedback from classmates and the instructor. Students may not take both FYWS 151
and FYWS 155.