First-Year Experience (FYE) Program Development

The First Year Experience (FYE) Program was funded by a Title V Grant, which was awarded to Stanislaus State in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education. The FYE program seeks to provide students with an opportunity to develop and practice the skills necessary for success at the university, with a strong focus on academic writing. Sections of ENGL 1000/ENGL 1001 are also linked to the FYE program forming a strong learning community in which students can solidify and enhance their academic abilities.

First-year experience encourages students to engage with their university education, introducing them to academic culture.  Students define personal learning goals, review university resources, and practice academic success skills.  Courses satisfy either G.E. area A2 or E1 (see course description in the Academic Catalog to confirm which G.E. area is satisfied).

  • ENGL 1003 - First-Year Composition (FYE)
  • ENGL 1006 - First-Year Composition Seminar (Stretch A)
  • MDIS 1040 - Seminar in First-Year Experience
  • MDIS 1200 - The Stanislaus Seminar in First-Year Experience

For information about First Year Seminars, visit the First Year Seminars webpage.

Updated: April 18, 2023