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Big FIG Book

Available now! If you haven’t yet received the Big FIG Book in the mail, it can now be accessed online. Click the image below or follow this link to access the Big FIG Book!

Big FIG Book cover graphicRemember, online sign ups for fall 2014 FIGs begin at 4:00pm on May 15, on duckweb.uoregon.edu.

FIGs of the Day for April 23rd, 2014

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing three FIGs for the 2014 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Moving to MTV, Silk Road, and Modeling Life. Take a look!

Moving to MTV: The exploration of music and motion: live, video, and historical sources and experiences.

Silk Road: Explore the history of the cultures and religions that intersect in the Silk Road, such as China, Mongolia, and Japan; Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism.

Modeling Life

Modeling Life: The study of life is being revolutionized by the study of information. Focusing especially on the hidden world of microbes, we’ll explore how the ability to construct computer models, simulate the chemical and physical processes underlying life, and visualize biological information are reshaping how we explore the living world.

For a full list of FIGs, visit http://tembo.uoregon.edu/fig/ or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2014. Check back tomorrow to find out about 3 more great FIGs for 2014.

FIGs of the Day for April 22nd, 2014

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing three FIGs for the 2014 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Speaking in Time, Roots of Civilization, and Chemistry of Sustainability. Take a look!

Speaking in Time

Speaking in Time: This FIG explores the connections between the history of race and gender, inequality and present-day politics and culture.

Roots of Civilization

Roots of Civilization: Did you know that the Islamic world produced some of the most spectacular civilizations in history? In this FIG, you will learn about Islam while exploring its “Golden Age” within the broader context of World History from antiquity to 1500.

 

Chemistry of Sustainability: This FIG will use life-cycle assessments and the principles of green chemistry to discuss sustainability from a chemical perspective; topics include polymer chemistry, water purification challenges in the 21st century, and an introduction to life-cycle thinking

For a full list of FIGs, visit http://tembo.uoregon.edu/fig/ or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2014. Check back tomorrow to find out about 3 more great FIGs for 2014.

FIGs of the Day for April 21st, 2014

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing three FIGs for the 2014 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Hip Hop and Politics of Race, Papas o Patatas?, and Science in the News. Take a look!

Hip Hop and Politics of Race

Hip Hop and Politics of Race: Links the history and study of Hip Hop music to histories and current debates about racial politics, civil rights and racial justice.

Papas o Patatas

Papas o Patatas: Why don’t all members of a linguistic community speak the same way? What is a ‘dialect’? This FIG will explore how variation within a linguistic community illuminates our understanding of what human language is, with a focus on the different varieties of Spanish around the world.

Science in the News: This FIG will consider how science stories are presented by the popular media, and how a person with or without a science education can analyze and make informed decisions about scientific issues that impact society.

For a full list of FIGs, visit http://tembo.uoregon.edu/fig/ or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2014. Check back tomorrow to find out about 3 more great FIGs for 2014.

FIGs of the Day for April 18th, 2014

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing three FIGs for the 2014 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Chemistry of Sustainability, Mindful Journey, and International Outlook. Take a look!

Culture at the Crossroads

Culture at the Crossroads: This FIG explores the past and present of race and racism in America, as seen through the lens of the profoundly influential music of the blues.

Sorting Hat: The FIG will explore ideas of Human Services through FHS (213) Issues for Children and Families and Sociology through SOC (204) Introduction to Sociology.

 

Animal Behavior: This FIG is for students interested in animal behavior, especially primates, and includes field trips to see animals behaving at the Oregon Zoo and the Cascades Raptor Center.

 

For a full list of FIGs, visit http://tembo.uoregon.edu/fig/ or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2014. Check back tomorrow to find out about 3 more great FIGs for 2014.

FIGs of the Day for April 17th, 2014

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing three FIGs for the 2014 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Art Culture and Comics, Thinking about Teaching? and Oregon Outside. Take a look!

Art, Culture, and Comics: How do we use art to tell stories, and to make sense of the world around us? The two courses of this FIG will together explore the role of the visual arts in the construction of both fictional and cultural narratives, with a specific focus on our ideas about gender and self-hood. Many of our primary materials will be drawn from the world of comicstrips, comic books, and graphic novels: modern art-forms that quintessentially forge their narrative coherence from images in series.

Thinking About Teaching

Thinking about Teaching?: “Thinking About Teaching” gives students the opportunity to explore teaching as a career path while also learning about the factors that influence and affect the world of education.

Geology unamed

Oregon Outside: This FIG evaluates the landforms and mountains of Oregon, their tectonic processes of formation and their modification by the surface processes of weathering and erosion.

For a full list of FIGs, visit http://tembo.uoregon.edu/fig/ or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2014. Check back tomorrow to find out about 3 more great FIGs for 2014.

2014 FIGs Go Live!

Wondering about 2014 FIGs?

All admitted seniors will be receiving the Big FIG Book in hardcopy form in the mail soon! They were mailed during the week of 4/14/2014. If you haven’t yet received your Big FIG Book, check out the Meet Your FIG page!

Comedy Night!

Who the quack am I

Join First-Year Programs and the J 199 — Comedy: Hero or Bully? Freshman Seminar students  for an exciting night of comedy! The event is Friday, April 25th 7:30-9:30pm in the EMU Ben Linder Room.

Planning Spring Courses?

Check out the latest Freshman Seminar offerings as you plan for Spring Term courses.

Registration for these Freshman Seminars begins Wednesday, March 5th at 3:00pm. Register on Duckweb.

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Freshman Seminars are small, engaging courses that introduce first-year students to thought-provoking, unique subjects in an instructor’s special area of interest. They are designed to promote faculty-student and student-student interaction, focusing on writing, communication, and critical thinking.

Spring 2014

ART 199 — Art and the Found Object: Trash or Treasure? (Colleen Choquette-Raphael)

BI 199 — Anatomy, Physiology & Weight Training (V. Pat Lombardi & David Rubino)

ENG 199 — Grow Up Already: Teenage Life in Literature & Film (Miriam Gershow)

ENG 199 — Poetry & Mysticism (Ben Brinkley)

GEOL 199 — Fire & Ice: Pacific Northwest Geology (David Blackwell)

J 199 — Back Page Magazine Essay (Mary-Kate Mackey)

J 199 — Comedy: Hero or Bully? (Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant)

JPN 199 — J-Pop Globalization (Alisa Freedman)

MUS 199 — Hip Hop out of Ragtime: American Popular Music (Larry Wayte)

Friday Deadline

Website Post DeadlineThere is still time to being a FIG Assistant application for a Fall 2014 position! Click here to get the application now.

We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call Rachel at (541) 346-2896 or email fypoutreach@uoregon.edu.

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