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SEE YOURSELF IN A FIG

Online FIG registration is open!

Step 1: Make a list of FIGs that interest you (we recommend a top 3 or 5)

Step 2: Log into your Duckweb account: http://duckweb.uoregon.edu/

Step 3: Click “Admissions Menu” then “Register for Orientation and FIGs”

Step 4: Pick your FIG in the drop-down menu **The menu will only display FIGs with open spaces, if a FIG fills it will not appear on the drop-down menu**

Step 5: Celebrate! Tweet or instagram with #FoundMyFIG. See you in the Fall!

 

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The Big FIG Book is HERE!

Remember, online sign ups for fall 2015 FIGs begin at 4:00pm on May 15, on duckweb.uoregon.edu.

Available now! If you haven’t yet received the Big FIG Book in the mail, it can now be accessed online. Follow this link to access the 2015 Big FIG Book click here! SEE YOURSELF IN A FIG

Registration Day: Check Out Our Last Three Feature FIGs

Registration takes place today at 4:00pm on Duckweb.

Each day, First-Year Programs has been revealing two FIGs for the 2015 year. Today, we would like to highlight out last 3: Roots of Civilization, Social, Progress, Social Change, and World Within Us.

Roots of CivilizationRoots 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.

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Social Progress, Social Change: This FIG explores theories of racial and gender inequality.

World Within UsWorld within Us: This FIG explores the relationships between culture and psychology, showing that to understand people’s emotions and behavior, it is necessary to understand the impact of culture. Topics include childhood, sex and gender, and mental health and illness.

For a full list of FIGs, click here or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2015.

Feature FIGs for May 14th

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing two FIGs for the 2015 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Vive la France and International Outlook! Take a look!

viva la franceVive la France: Once upon a time, France was Roman Gaul! This FIG will guide you to think thematically across disciplines to discover how the foundational works of the Humanities and France’s cultural legacies relate to one another.

International OutlookInternational Outlook: This FIG brings together the broad study of international relations with the broad study of the media and its role in society. In this FIG class we especially explore how media, including social media, affects international relations in profound and rapidly changing ways.

For a full list of FIGs, click here or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2015. Check back tomorrow to find out about 2 more great FIGs for 2015.

Feature FIGs for May 13th

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing two FIGs for the 2015 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Tomato, Tomato and Students without Borders! Take a look!

Tomato TomatoTomato, Tomato: Tomato-Tomäto explores a social and linguistics aspects of personal identity in a community that asks hard questions about the (lack of) factual basis of many popular beliefs about people.

Students Without BordersStudents without Borders: The health of people around the world is inextricably linked. In Students without Borders we explore the basis for this interconnection, always asking the question, “How can I help to make the world a healthier place for all people?”

For a full list of FIGs, click here or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2015. Check back tomorrow to find out about 2 more great FIGs for 2015.

See Yourself In a FIG

Hear what the FIG experience is like from our passionate FIG Assistants and faculty. See yourself in a FIG. Register on Friday!

Feature FIGs for May 12th

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing two FIGs for the 2015 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Speak your Mind and Startups from the Ground Up! Take a look!

Speak Your MindSpeak your Mind: How much does language affect how we think, and how we experience the world? This FIG explores the importance of language in our everyday lives, and in what it means to be human, by investigating the relationship between language and thought.

Startups from the Ground Up

Startups from the Ground Up: Would you like to be the next dorm-room entrepreneur, like Mark Zuckerburg? Then you will need a technical co-founder. The best way to find one or, even better, become one, is this: Learn to Code. Start building your tech skills (CIS 111) and your business plan (BA 101) by taking this FIG.

For a full list of FIGs, click here or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2015. Check back tomorrow to find out about 2 more great FIGs for 2015.

Find Your FIG This Friday!

FIG registration Friday (5/15) at 4:00pm PST. First-Year Programs Staff will be in the office answering questions until 6:00pm PST.

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FIG registration is quickly approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited! To sign-up for a FIG simply log on to duckweb, click on the “Admissions Menu”, and select “Register for Orientation and FIGs”. There will be a drop down menu with available FIGs where you can make your selection. Spaces do go quickly, so it is best to have a couple of options in case your top choice FIG is full. Registration opens up on Friday (5/15) at 4:00pm PST. Staff will be in the First-Year Programs office until 6:00pm PST that day answering any questions you may have about FIGs, so do not hesitate to send us an e-mail at figs@uoregon.edu or give us a call at 541-346-1131. Once you find your FIG, connect with us on twitter or facebook with #FoundmyFIG. We would love to hear which FIG you choose!

FIG Update: Cultural Encounters

Cultural EncountersThe Cultural Encounters FIG will now feature International Studies 240 Perspectives on International Development instead of International Studies 101. If you are interested in this FIG and want to find out more information, click on the FIG strip to check out the Cultural Encounter page. FIG registration will be this Friday at 4:00pm!

Feature FIGs for May 11th

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing two FIGs for the 2015 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Justice, Beauty, and Nature and The Far Side! Take a look!

Justice Beauty and NatureJustice, Beauty, and Nature: We will explore how our sense of justice and appreciation of beauty inform our relationship with nature, and we will create a multimedia documentary of our learning experience.

The Far SideThe Far Side: In the spirit of the Far Side cartoons, we will explore quirky questions and discover surprising facts about similarities and differences in how people and other animals think, feel and behave. Includes a field trip to the Raptor Center.

For a full list of FIGs, click here or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2015. Check back tomorrow to find out about 2 more great FIGs for 2015.

Special Saturday Edition of Feature FIGs for May 9th

Each day, First-Year Programs will be revealing two FIGs for the 2015 year. FIGs are a great way to get connected with faculty and other students. Today, we are highlighting Stories We Tell and Science in the News! Take a look!

Stories-We-TellStories We Tell: This FIG looks at the relationship between the stories we tell and our conception of human nature.

Science in the NewsScience 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, click here or check out “The Big FIG Book” for Fall 2015. Check back Monday to find out about 2 more great FIGs for 2015.