The Freshman Year Initiative
As you plan for your first semester at Queens College, you'll register for two classes that are linked through the Freshman Year Initiative:
- A topic-based writing course (ENG 110)
- A course on a related topic that also satisfies a general education requirement.
Let's say that you plan to major in something scientific, and you're also an avid musician. You might like to join the Community called "Beauty and Jazz." Your English professor will teach you how, through writing, you can apply what you're learning about Dizzy Gilespie and Charlie Parker in your Music 8 class to a consideration of our basic assumptions about beauty.
Whatever Community you choose, you'll attend both of those classes in a group of about twenty other first-year students, so you'll get to know your classmates. Together, you'll use what you learn in one class to help you in the other, and you'll write scholarly essays at a college level.