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The Big FIG Book is HERE!

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

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

Feature FIGs for April 27th

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 College: A Screwball Comedy and Digging Up History! Take a look!

COLLEGE A Screwball ComedyCollege: A Screwball Comedy: This FIG explores the first-year experience from the perspective of a range of comedy genres, from movies to sitcoms to stand-up and improv. Students will learn writing, storytelling, and acting techniques that will help them find the humor in otherwise stressful college experiences. All projects will be done in teams to build strong social skills and familiarize students with the group creative process.

Digging Up HistoryDigging Up History: This FIG will take a long term perspective on how human societies affect and have been affected by their environments. Students will work closely with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

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 April 24th

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 On the Big Screen and Science of Learning! Take a look!

On the Big ScreenOn the Big Screen: From invention to piracy and from past to present, this FIG explores the roles that movies play in our culture.

Science of LearningScience of Learning: Students will learn and be actively mentored in data-driven pedagogical theories and meta-cognitive techniques to enhance their ability to learn and teach science and hone their problem-solving skills. Applications of theory and practice problems will be drawn from the chemistry lab and lecture courses.

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.

Feature FIGs for April 23rd

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 Hip Hop and Politics of Race and Chemistry of Sustainability! Take a look!

Hip Hop and Politics of Race

Hip Hop and Politics of Race: This FIG links the history and study of hip-hop music to histories and current debates about racial politics, civil rights, and racial justice.

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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, 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 April 22nd

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 Face to Face and Animal Behavior! Take a look!

Face to Face

Face to Face: is a course designed to help students improve direct verbal communication skills by understanding elements of carious audience, whether talking to friends, team mates, professors, bosses, co-workers, strangers, class mates, special interest groups or potential employers.

Animal BehaviorAnimal 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, 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.

Meet an FA Monday: Megan!

 

Feature FIGs for April 21st

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 European Grand Tour and Moving to the Beat! Take a look!

European Grand TourEuropean Grand Tour: This FIG will take a “Grand Tour” of the European continent, considering how ancient and modern interact in Europe today and introducing students to wide range of exciting faculty from across UO who participate in the European Studies program.

Moving to the BeatMoving to the Beat: By way of in-class and off-campus activities, “Moving to the Beat” will introduce and re-enforce each student to various types of music and motion, culminating in the production of a video.

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 April 20th

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 Education Revolution and Rock ‘n’ Physics! Take a look!

Education Revolution

Education Revolution: The purpose of this FIG is to consider the possibilities and challenges of rethinking K-12 education and our role in education change.

Rock n Physics

Rock ‘n’ Physics: This FIG will delve into the physical principles behind rock music and modern day DJ mixed music. How music was influenced with the changing technology from 1950 till present and the physics behind that technology.

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 April 17th

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 Urban Garden and Exploring Africa! Take a look!

Urban Garden

Urban Garden: This FIG looks at urban agriculture in the context of both the designed and natural environment, using the campus urban farm as a living laboratory.

exploring africa

Exploring Africa: Explore the cultural complexities of contemporary African societies through the complementary lenses of anthropology and international studies.

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.

Feature FIGs for April 16th

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 Art, Culture, and Comics and Global Oregon! Take a look!

Art Culture Comics

Art, Culture, and Comics: 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 specific focus on our ideas about gender and self-hood. Many of the primary materials will be drawn from the world of comic-strips, comic books, and graphic novels: modern art-forms that create narratives out of images-in-series.

Carnegie Global Oregon

Global Oregon: This is a residential FIG that lasts throughout your first year. It focuses on ethics in international affairs and in everyday circumstances. The Global Oregon FIG draws upon sophomores, juniors, and seniors from prior years to create a unique group of highly supportive UO students.

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.