Getting Started at AU

Information for Freshman

Learning Communities

Adelphi initiated Learning Communities, a series of required programs that bring together faculty and first-year students in an integrated learning environment. These programs include:
  • FOrE—First Year Orientation Experience
  • First Year Seminar
  • First Year Reading Experience

FOrE—First Year Orientation Experience
First Year Orientation Experience is a 1-credit course that serves as an introduction to the University. Students are introduced to the many resources at Adelphi and how to use them effectively. At the end of this course, students will be able to access the following services and resources:

Students will also review University Policies.

- First Year Seminar and Orientation Courses

First Year Seminar
This 3-credit course introduces first-year students to intellectual life at Adelphi by addressing the broad theme "self and society" from a multi-disciplinary perspectives. Students from different sections come together to attend lectures by distinguished guests. The seminar format provides an opportunity for extensive discussion and writing that is essential in the development of critical thinking.

- First Year Seminar and Orientation Courses

First Year Reading Experience
All first-year students are assigned the same summer reading. The selection varies each year and can range from fiction and poetry to political science and autobiography. This reading is incorporated in the First Year Seminar and FOrE, as part of our efforts to give students an integrated learning experience where they share their opinions and develop close relationships with students and faculty.

- First Year Reading Assignment

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For additional information, please contact:

The F.I.R.S.T. Year Experience Committee

Sokthan Yeng, Committee Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
p - 516.877.4585
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Jennifer Walsh, Committee Co-Chair
Office of Academic Services and Retention
Levermore Hall, Room 303
p - 516.877.3488
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This page was last modified on August 26, 2013.
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