Welcome to the First Year Seminar, Class of 2024!

This signature course of the Core Curriculum is designed to introduce first year students to the spirit of academic excellence and intellectual rigor that guides the community of scholars at Loyola Marymount University. It is taken in either the fall or the spring of the first year at LMU.

As a student in the First Year Seminar, you will have the opportunity to closely engage with some of the finest faculty and field experts the university has to offer. Courses range from engaged explorations of cross-cultural communication and mitigation through music to examinations of representations of zombies in popular culture. This year we have organized FYS sections into thematic categories to help you find a course that fits your interests. Read through the categories, course titles, descriptions, and faculty biographical statements carefully to gain a sense of the kind of interactive, interdisciplinary work you will do next year and to see which seminars you may be interested in enrolling.

We welcome you to the university, Class of 2024, and wish you an exciting and enriching induction into the academic life of LMU.

Fall 2020 FYS Thematic Categories 

Summer Session II FFYS Enrollment

This summer we are pleased to offer an expanded range of First Year Seminars. Incoming students who wish to enroll in a summer section of FYS can browse the SSII FYS seminar descriptions. To request enrollment in a summer section of First Year Seminar, please submit a Summer Session Request Form. For any questions pertaining to summer session enrollment, please contact the Summer Programs office at 310.338.3957 or summer@lmu.edu.