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WSU Undergraduate Education First-Year Focus

First-Year Courses by Residence Hall

Do you want to know what courses will be used in your residence hall for fall semester? Click on your residence hall below to expand it into a list of first-year courses that can be selected for that hall.

  • Community / Duncan Dunn

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Human Development 101: Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 [SSCI]. Overview of lifespan development from a psychosocial ecological perspective; individuals, families, organizations, and communities and their interrelationships.

    School of the Environment 110: The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability 4 [BSCI]. Interactions between humans and their environment; multidisciplinary introduction to environmental concepts and concerns.

  • Gannon / Goldsworthy

    Comparative Ethnic Studies 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies 3 [DIVR]. Comparative issues in Asian American, African American, Chicana/o, and Native American cultures in the United States.

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    School of the Environment 105: Natural Resources and Natural Hazards 3 [PSCI]. Survey of key natural resources, the physical processes by which nature and society produce those resources, and the processes of related natural hazards.

  • Global Scholars Hall

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Human Development 101: Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 [SSCI]. Overview of lifespan development from a psychosocial ecological perspective; individuals, families, organizations, and communities and their interrelationships.

  • Elmina White Honors

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Human Development 101: Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 [SSCI]. Overview of lifespan development from a psychosocial ecological perspective; individuals, families, organizations, and communities and their interrelationships.

    School of the Environment 110: The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability 4 [BSCI]. Interactions between humans and their environment; multidisciplinary introduction to environmental concepts and concerns.

  • McCroskey Hall

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Human Development 101: Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 [SSCI]. Overview of lifespan development from a psychosocial ecological perspective; individuals, families, organizations, and communities and their interrelationships.

    School of the Environment 110: The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability 4 [BSCI]. Interactions between humans and their environment; multidisciplinary introduction to environmental concepts and concerns.

  • Northside

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Human Development 101: Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 [SSCI]. Overview of lifespan development from a psychosocial ecological perspective; individuals, families, organizations, and communities and their interrelationships.

  • Olympia

    English 101: College Composition 3 [WRTG]. Designed to further develop students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills.

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

  • Orton

    English 101: College Composition 3 [WRTG]. Designed to further develop students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills.

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    School of the Environment 101: Introduction to Geology 4 [PSCI]. Introductory physical geology for non-science majors; emphasis on western US.

  • Regents

    Entomology 101: Insects and People: A Perspective 3 [BSCI]. The world’s most abundant animals and their extensive effects on people yesterday and today.

    Entomology 103: Discover Insects: Laboratory for Non-Science Majors 1 [BSCI]. The biology and diversity of insects provide the context for training in the scientific method, including ways to take measurements, gather data, and organize information.

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology 3 [SSCI]. Introduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.

  • Rogers

    English 101: College Composition 3 [WRTG]. Designed to further develop students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills.

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    School of the Environment 101: Introduction to Geology 4 [PSCI]. Introductory physical geology for non-science majors; emphasis on western US.

  • Scott / Coman

    English 101: College Composition 3 [WRTG]. Designed to further develop students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills.

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

  • Stephenson Complex

    (Stephenson North & South) English 101: College Composition 3 [WRTG]. Designed to further develop students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills.

    (Stephenson East) Fine Arts 101: Introduction to Art 3 [ARTS]. Appreciation of various visual art forms; emphasis on contemporary period.

    (Stephenson North & South) History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

  • Stevens

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Human Development 101: Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 [SSCI]. Overview of lifespan development from a psychosocial ecological perspective; individuals, families, organizations, and communities and their interrelationships.

    School of the Environment 110: The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability 4 [BSCI]. Interactions between humans and their environment; multidisciplinary introduction to environmental concepts and concerns.

  • Stimson

    Entomology 101: Insects and People: A Perspective 3 [BSCI]. The world’s most abundant animals and their extensive effects on people yesterday and today.

    Entomology 103: Discover Insects: Laboratory for Non-Science Majors 1 [BSCI]. The biology and diversity of insects provide the context for training in the scientific method, including ways to take measurements, gather data, and organize information.

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology 3 [SSCI]. Introduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.

  • Streit / Perham

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Human Development 205: Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills 4 [COMM]. Enhancing interpersonal communication, leadership, and team skills through action-based learning.

    School of the Environment 101: Introduction to Geology 4 [PSCI]. Introductory physical geology for non-science majors; emphasis on western US.

  • Wilmer / Davis

    History 105: The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 [ROOT]. Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.

    Human Development 101: Human Development Across the Lifespan 3 [SSCI]. Overview of lifespan development from a psychosocial ecological perspective; individuals, families, organizations, and communities and their interrelationships.

    School of the Environment 110: The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability 4 [BSCI]. Interactions between humans and their environment; multidisciplinary introduction to environmental concepts and concerns.