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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
A Bug’s Life Jerome Grant 45949 Full Term Thursdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
A Well World: Personal Wellness and Global Food Systems Sarah Colby 45950 & 45951 Full Term Two different sections: Section 1- Tuesdays 6:30PM-7:45PM Section 2 - Thursdays 6:30PM-7:45PM
Access to Information: Who has it? Charissa Powell 48390 Full Term Tuesdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
Adventure Narratives Holly Dean 45953 Full Term Wednesdays 2:30PM-3:20PM
American Public Policy on TV David Houston 45954 Full Term Thursdays 11:10AM-12:25PM
American Sign Language Linguistics Jeffrey Davis 48397 Second Tuesdays 5:05PM-7:45PM
Architecture and Its Secrets Larry D. Fox 45955 Full Term Tuesdays 11:10AM-12:25PM
Art and Architecture in Knoxville Suzanne Wright 45956 Full Term Fridays 12:20PM-2:15PM
Ballers, Rappers, Social Issues & Protest Steven Waller 45981 First Mondays & Wednesdays 10:10AM-11:00AM
Built a Bot Will Schleter 45957 Full Term Tuesdays 12:40PM-1:55PM
Bunk and Fake News Todd Freeberg 45958 Full Term
Can a Robot Have a Mind? Bruce MacLennan 45959 Full Term Fridays 2:30PM-3:20PM
Cities through the Cinema Ron Kalafsky 45982 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:40 AM-10:55 AM (First Session Only)
Contemporary Physics: Ripped from the Headlines Nadia Fomin 45960 Full Term Wednesdays 1:25PM-2:15PM
CSI Knoxville – 1863 Robert Freeland 45961 Full Term Tuesdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Developing Healthy Romantic Relationships Spencer Olmstead 45962 Full Term Monday 12:20PM-1:10PM
Diets and Body Health Guoxun Chen 45963 Full Term Wednesdays 3:35PM-4:25PM
Elements of Combat Films Ernest Bernard 45964 Full Term Tuesdays 5:05PM-6:20PM
Fast and Furious: The Robin Hoods of Modern Times Michael Martinez 48396 First Wednesdays 2:30PM-4:25PM
Free Improvised Music David Keffer 45965 Full Term Thursdays 11:10AM-12:25PM
Groups: Where and How do I Fit in? Joel Diambra 45966 Full Term Mondays 11:15AM-12:05PM
Harry Potter and Culture Patricia Freeland 45967 Full Term Mondays 4:40PM-5:30PM
History of Tennessee Athletics James Bemiller 48391 Full Term Mondays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Inside Tennessee Athletics Robin Hardin 45968 Full Term Wednesdays 12:20PM-1:10PM
Jazzin’ It Up Around the World Miroslav Hristov 45969 Full Term Wednesdays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Mathematics and Finances Luis Finotti 45970 Full Term Mondays 11:15AM-12:05PM
Meditation for Academic Success Kenton Yeager 45971 Full Term Friday 10:10AM-11AM
Mirror Matter in the Universe Yuri Kamyshkov 45972 Full Term Tuesdays 6:30PM-7:45PM
Money: Attributes and Attitudes George Kuney 45983 First Wednesdays & Fridays 12:20-1:10PM
Pete Seeger at 100 Chris Durman 45973 Full Term Mondays 10:10AM-11AM
Physics for Future Presidents Kate Jones-Grzywacz 45974 Full Term Tuesdays 9:40AM-10:55AM
Picturing Ourselves: From Daguerreotypes to Selfies Louisa Trott 45975 Full Term Mondays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Resistance & Resilience: LGBTQ+ History Donna Braquet 45976 Full Term Mondays 5:45PM-6:35PM
Restoring Nature: Sustainability in the Real World Michael McKinney 45978 Full Term Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
SEC Football Mark Windham 45979 Full Term Tuesdays 9:40AM-10:55AM
Sociology and Science Fiction Films Harry Dahms 50116 Full Term Wednesdays 4:40PM-5:30PM
SS Titanic – History and Enduring Pop Culture Lessons Shelley Binder 53066 Full Term Wednesdays 3:35PM-4:25PM
Superheroes & US Society Stergios Botzakis 52013 Full Term Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
The Human Race: Running and Society Meredith Hale 53067 Full Term Tuesdays 5:05PM-6:20PM
The Question of God Robert Mee 53068 Full Term Wednesdays 12:20PM-1:10PM
The Science of Basketball Shooting Mark Fly 52014 Second Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
The Science of Basketball Shooting Mark Fly 45984 First Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
Who are you? Shawn Spurgeon 45952 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:40PM-1:55PM (First Session Only)
Young Adult Lit Book Club Susan Groenke 53069 Full Term Wednesdays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Zombies in Film Since 1968 Robert Trigiano 53071 Full Term Wednesdays 5:45PM-7:35PM