First-Year Experience Program


The First-Year Experience Program prepares students for successful participating in PLU’s distinctive academic and co-curricular culture by promoting critical thought, impassioned inquiry, and effective expression in learning communities that are both supportive and challenging. All first-year students with fewer than 30 transfer credits are required to participate in this program.

Each Department has a 190 Seminar. These seminars introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program.

WRIT 101: Writing Seminar – FW, WR

These seminars focus on writing, thinking, speaking and reading. Students encounter writing as a way of thinking, of learning, and of discovering and ordering ideas. Working with interdisciplinary themes, students practice the various academic conventions of writing. (4)