FYE Course Descriptions
Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
An overview of the hospitality industry with an emphasis on career opportunities, customer service, and personal success strategies. Brief history, description and interrelationships of key leisure industry segments emphasizing the application of technology, ethics, leadership, teams, critical thinking, and service standards for the restaurant, hotel, and travel-related businesses.
Consciousness and Community
First knowings; origin of consciousness, myth, symbol, performance, and ceremony; prehistory and patterns of living, making of meaning; university experience.
Business Freshmen Experience
Introduction to University life and the development of skills needed to be a successful student and lifelong learner. Students will learn how to maximize personal and academic performance, appreciate their ethical responsibility and gain an understanding of the business environment.
Orientation to the College of Agriculture
Strategies to assist students with the successful transition to and completion of their college career in the College of Agriculture and their individual major. Topics covered include: campus student support services, career planning, time management, academic planning, study/note/test skills, learning styles, navigating the college and university, professional development, extracurricular activities, and others.
Introduction to the University and the development of skills and knowledge needed to be a successful student and life-long learner through an examination of selected topics within the arts, humanities and social sciences. This class is only for first-quarter freshmen.
SCI 101/101A and 102/102A
Science and Mathematics: Freshman Experience
Development of the student as a scientist or mathematician. Role of science and mathematics in society. Developing attitudes and behaviors leading to academic success and active learning. Community building through collaborative learning activities. Development of long-term good health and wellness practices.
Success in Science
Overview of the role science plays in society, an introduction to lives of diverse scientists and their impact on science and society, and exploration of the various careers in science. Exploration of student and University expectations at Cal Poly Pomona. Promotion of life-long learning skills that will enable students to be successful not only in college, but throughout their lives.
The Engineer and Society
The development and expectations of the engineer as a member of society. The study of the integration of society and technology. Development includes: introduction to the fields of engineering and engineering technology, career planning, development of a community of learners, critical thinking, problem solving skills for lifelong learning, and ethical and professional behavior.