Pre-Health Professions FIG (Freshman Interest Group) Freshman Seminar Fall 2009
Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Carneros Room

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Date

Subject & Activities

Some Assignments & Readings

Sept. 1

  • Welcome & Intro to class
  • Meeting each other: Lifeline exercise
  • JUMP Presentation
  • Sign up for one-on-one meetings with instructors!
  • Scavenger Hunt: What's Going on on campus??
  • Servie/Inrternship Fair 11:00 - 1:30 .
  • Clear your calendar for special Community Service on Oct. 17!
  • Writing Essentials!

1. Purchase An Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, Ninth Edition by George I. Sackheim AND a 3-ring binder (Available in the SSU bookstore.)
2. Write an autobiographical essay (online in WebCT).
3. Begin Writing in Your Journal (online in WebCT)
4.
Take  two Library Workshops by Oct. 6 (see sched. online)!
5. Bring Seawolf Calendar/Planner to class!

Sept.8

  • Health Issues: Current Articles
  • Decide on "Ground Rules" for Discussions
  • 10::30 Field Trip to SSU Health Center!
  • CAREER DISCUSSION
  • 12:00 - 12:40 CLASS LUNCH IN CAFETERIA
  • SEPT. 9: is the LAST DAY TO ADD or DROP CLASSES

1. Remember your 1st Advising Appointments!
2. Read a HEALTH article;  submit one-page Response paper (typed) w/ article attached.
3.
Complete Chapter 1 in Chemistry workbook for next week.

Sept.15

  • Online: SSU's Career and Resorce Center
  • Field Trip to Resource Center in Salazar Hall, 1st floor
  • Health Issues: Articles
  • College and Your Personal Values
  • You, Your Community, College: Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Sign up for Campus MovieFest by Sept. 16!

1. Read a HEALTH article;  submit one-page Response paper (typed) w/ article attached.
2.. Research a Health Career using a resource in the Career Resource Services Center and discuss it in the online Blog in WebCT
3. Complete Chapter 2 in Chemistry workbook for Sept. 22th.
4. Start on your Informational Interview with a Health Professional.
5.
ATTEND Maximize Your Buzz @ 7:00 p.m. in the Cooperage!

Sept. 22

  • 10:00 Guest Speaker: Laura McCombs (on dentistry careers)
  • Health Issues: Current Articles
  • Respect and Responsibility
  • Academic Success: How to do your best!
  • Study Skills: What are they? How do you develop ones that work for you?
  • SAFE Presentation: Alcohol 101

1.Remember your Library Workshops: Attendance verification: bring vouchers from the Library instructors!
2.
Read a HEALTH article;  submit one-page Response paper (typed) w/ article attached.
3. Complete Chapter 3 in Chemistry workbook for next week.
4.Find a book on your tentative research topic in the Schultz Library before Sept. 29. Bring it to class that day.

Sept. 29

  • Sept. 29 Study /Work Abroad Fair 10:00 - 2:00; we will attend at 12:00!
  • Health Issues: Current Articles
  • Diversity Issues: Queer/Straight Alliance
  • Guest Speaker

1. Read HEALTH article;  submit one-page Response paper (typed) w/ article attached.
2. Complete Chapter 3 in Chemistry workbook for next week.
3. Read a "pamphlet" online at the CAPS Website. Respond in your Journal.

Oct. 6

  • Field Trip to Fairfield Osborn Preserve: Meet vans at parking lot at 10:05!
  • Time Management Skills
  • Creating a Timetable that works!
  • Multicultural Handout

1. Complete Chapter 4 in Chemistry workbook for next week.
2. Work on your Timetable.
3.
Write an entry in the Blog (look in WebCT) about our field trip!
4.
We will hand out Instructions for the Midterm Exam.

Oct 13

  • Policy Jeopardy
  • Take Kiersy-Bates Test in class; Melissa will collect them.
  • Nutrition Presentation - Melissa

1. Complete Chapter 5 in Chemistry workbook for next week.
2. Read Multicultural Handout.
3. Sign up for your 2nd Advising Appointments!

Oct. 20

NO Class in lieu of Breast Cancer Walk in San Francisco on Oct. 17.

Find out details from Melissa about meeting vans for S. F. on Sat., October 17!

Oct 27

  • Timetables: How Are You Using Yours?
  • Health Articles
  • Developing Positive Relationships
  • 10:30 - 12:40 Disability Lunch

1. Complete Chapter 6 in Chemistry workbook for next week.
2. Work on your Timetable.
3.
Read HEALTH article;  submit one-page Response paper (typed) w/ article attached.
4. Turn in your
Informational Interview with a Health Professional.

Nov. 3

  • 10:00 SAFE Presentation on Sexual Health
  • 11:00 Discussing Results of Kiersy-Bates Test: Cyndie Morozumi

1. Read HEALTH article;  submit one-page Response paper (typed) w/ article attached.
2. Complete Chapter 7 in Chemistry workbook for next week.
3.
DUE: Outlines for Research Presentations.

Nov. 10

  • Health Issues: Current Articles
  • Guest Speakers: Study Abroad Presentation and Film
  • Teacher-Student Connection: Why is it important?
  • Skits

1. Interview a Faculty Member; prepare your questions first.
2. Complete Chap. 8 in Chemistry workbook for next week.
3. Midterm Exam Due!

Nov. 17

  • Field Trip to Redwood Empire Food Bank: Meet vans at 10:00 a..m.!

1. Complete Chap. 9 in Chemistry workbook for next week.
2. DUE: one-page Response Paper on one of today's health-related issues/articles.
3.Watch a video on the CAPS website; respond in yout journal.

Nov. 24

  • Guest Speaker: Knowing Your Rights: Anti-discrimination Presentation
  • SAFE Presentation on Sexual Assault

1. Faculty Interview Due! 
2. Complete Chap. 10 in Chemistry workbook for Dec. 1.
3.  Bring your catalog and advising materials
4. Work on your Research & Presentations!

Dec. 1

  • Your Group Presentations!
  • Health Issues: Current Articles
  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 is World AIDS Week.

1. DUE: one-page Response Paper on one of today's health-related issues/articles.
2. Be ready for your Oral Presentation today.

Dec. 8

  • Your Group Presentations!
  • Last Day of the Freshman Seminar: Let's have a little Party!

1. Be ready for your Oral Presentation today.
2. Take assessments for your FINAL EXAMINATION:
  (a) The UNIV 102 end of the year evaluation and the (b) FIG end of the semester evaluation will both be online. 

Dec. 15

FINAL EXAMINATION DUE

Please Note: Any changes to this schedule will be announced in class.


Marilyn I. Cannon, September 14, 2009