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FYS 129 Courses

First Year Studies offers a variety of 129 sections every fall and spring semester. The topics will vary every semester and year, dependent upon what the professor wishes to offer. So if you see something you want to take, make sure you sign up now; it may not be offered next semester!


Title Professor CRN Session Time
“Smokey-mon” : Designing an augmented reality app about the University of Tennessee Cary Staples 46310 Full Tuesdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
A Bug’s Life Jerome Grant 46303 Full Thursdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Always Be Skeptical Todd Freeberg 46313 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:40PM-1:55PM
American Sign Language Linguistics Jeffrey Davis 46300 Full Tuesdays 5:05PM-6:20PM
British Political Satire Ian Down 48891 Full Tuesdays 11:10AM-12:25PM
CSI Knoxville – 1863 Robert Freeland 50877 Full Tuesdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Developing Healthy Romantic Relationships Spencer Olmstead 46309 Full Thursdays 12:40PM-1:55PM
Diets and Body Health Guoxun Chen 46298 Full Wednesdays 3:35PM-4:25PM
Dissecting Families Sally McMillan 46307 Full Wednesdays 9:05AM-9:55AM
Everyday Architecture Larry David Fox 46302 Full Tuesdays 9:40AM-10:55AM
Fast and Furious: The Robin Hoods of Modern Times Michael Martinez 46284 First Wednesdays 2:30PM-4:25PM
Fat Talks Ling Zhao 46313 Full Thursdays 2:10PM-3PM
Freely Improvised Music David Keffer 46296 Full Thursdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Gardening For Life Joanne Logan 48897 First Tuesdays 3:40PM-6:20PM
Harry Potter and Culture Patricia Freeland 48892 Full Mondays 4:40PM-5:30PM
How to Argue (without yelling or punching) Mark Harmon 46288 Full Wednesdays 2:30PM-3:20PM
Inside Tennessee Athletics Robin Hardin 46304 Full Tuesdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Jazzin’ It Up Around the World Miroslav Hristov 46305 Full Mondays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Kendrick Lamar, Urban Prophet? Steven Waller 46318 First Mondays and Wednesdays 10:10AM-11AM
Mathematics and Finances Luis Finotti 46301 Full Mondays 11:15AM-12:05PM
Meditation for Academic Success Kenton Yeager 46311 Full Friday 10:10AM-11AM
Mirror Matter in the Universe Yuri Kamyshokov 46314 Full Mondays 4:40PM-5:30PM
Money: Attributes and Attitudes George Kuney 48896 First Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30PM-3:20PM
Monkey at the Museum: Curious George and the Holocaust Helene Sinnreich 46289 Full Mondays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Movie Kaleidoscope Ernest Bernard 46297 Full Tuesdays 5:05PM-7:45PM
Restoring Nature: Sustainability in the Real World Michael McKinney 46306 Full Tuesdays 12:40-1:55PM
SEC Football Mark Windham 46292 Full Tuesdays 8:10AM-9:25AM
The Business of Fashion Michelle Childs 46285 Full Thursday 2:10PM-3:35PM
The Question of God Robert Mee 46308 Full Wednesdays 12:20PM-1:10PM
The Science of Basketball Shooting Mark Fly 46319 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
The Science of Basketball Shooting Mark Fly 48898 Second Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
The Sociology of the Anthropocene R. Scott Frey 46295 Full Wednesdays 12:20PM-1:10PM
Titanic! Shelley Binder 46293 Full Mondays 3:35PM-4:25PM
Truth, Justice and Superheroes Stergios Botzakis 46317 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
Wellness: The Art and Science of Healthy Living Sarah Colby 46286 Full Wednesdays 12:20PM-1:10PM
When We Rise: LGBTQ+ History Donna Braquet 46294 Full Wednesdays 4:40PM-5:30PM

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