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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 46089 Full Term Thursdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Adventure Science Benjamin Fitzpatrick 46090 Full Term Mondays 10:10AM-11:00AM
Alcohol, Drugs, and the College Student Jennifer Morrow 46091 Full Term Wednesdays 4:40PM-5:30PM
American Public Policy on TV David Houston 48612 Full Term Thursdays 11:10AM-12:25PM
American Sign Language Linguistics Jeffrey Davis 48619 Second Tuesdays 5:05PM-7:40PM
Art and Architecture in Knoxville Suzanne Wright 46093 Full Term Fridays 12:20PM-1:10PM
Art and the Earth Linda Kah 46094 Full Term Mondays 9:05AM-9:55AM
Big Idols, Big Falls Steven Waller 48617 First Mondays & Wednesdays 10:10AM-11:00AM
Bodies in Pain: Scapegoats in American Art, Religion, and Law Mary Campbell 46095 Full Term Tuesdays 6:30PM-7:45PM
Can a Robot Have a Mind? Bruce MacLennan 46097 Full Term Tuesdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
CSI Knoxville – 1863 Robert Freeland 46098 Full Term Tuesdays 5:05PM-6:20PM
Diets and Body Health Guoxun Chen 46099 Full Term Wednesdays 3:35PM-4:25PM
Fast and Furious: The Robin Hoods of Modern Times Michael Martinez 46121 First Wednesdays 2:30PM-4:25PM
Free Musical Improvisation David Keffer 46100 Full Term Thursdays 3:40PM-4:55PM
Gardening For Life Joanne Logan 46122 First Tuesdays 3:40PM-6:20PM
Harry Potter and Culture Patricia Freeland 46101 Full Term Mondays 4:40PM-5:30PM
How to Argue (without yelling or punching) Mark Harmon 46102 Full Term Wednesdays 2:30PM-3:20PM
Information Privilege Charissa Powell 46103 Full Term Mondays 11:15AM-12:05PM
Inside Tennessee Athletics Robin Hardin 46104 Full Term Wednesdays 10:10AM-11:00AM
Jazzing it up Around the World Miroslav Hristov 46105 Full Term Wednesdays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Let’s Make Things Will Schleter 46106 Full Term Tuesdays 9:40AM-10:55AM
Media and Democracy Mark Harmon 46107 Full Term Wednesdays 1:25PM-2:15PM
MIND :: GAMES Cary Staples 48613 Full Term Tuesdays 9:40AM-10:55AM
Mirror Matter in the Universe Yuri Kamyshkov 46108 Full Term Tuesdays 6:30PM-7:45PM
Money: Attributes and Attitudes George Kuney 48618 First Wednesdays & Fridays 12:20-1:10PM
Mountains and Oceans Andrew Steen & Micah Jessup 46109 Full Term Wednesdays 11:15AM-12:05PM
Movie Kaleidoscope Ernest Bernard 46110 Full Term Tuesdays 5:05PM-7:45PM
Physics for Future Presidents Kate Jones-Grzywacz 46111 Full Term Thursdays 9:40AM-10:55AM
Restoring Nature: Sustainability in the Real World Michael McKinney 46114 Full Term Thursdays 12:40PM-1:55PM
Social Comment in Science Fiction Films of the 1950s and 1960s Robert Trigiano 46115 Full Term Wednesdays 5:45 PM-7:35 PM (Two-Hour Course)
Sociology and Science Fiction Films Harry Dahms 46116 Full Term Thursdays 5:05PM-6:20PM
Superheroes & US Society Stergios Botzakis 46124 Full Term Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
Tennessee Tornadoes Kelsey Ellis 46118 Full Term Mondays 12:20PM-1:10PM
The Business of Fashion Michelle Childs 46096 Full Term Tuesdays 5:05PM-6:20PM
The Question of God Robert Mee 46112 Full Term Wednesdays 12:20PM-1:10PM
The Science of Basketball Shooting Mark Fly Second Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
The Science of Basketball Shooting Mark Fly 46123 First Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM
When We Rise: LGBTQ+ History Donna Braquet 46113 Full Term Mondays 5:45PM-6:35PM
Who do you think you are? Shawn Spurgeon 52513 First Mondays and Wednesdays 11:15 AM -12:05 PM (First Session Only)
Young Adult Lit Book Club Susan Groenke 46119 Full Term Mondays 1:25PM-2:15PM
Zombies in Film Since 1968 Robert Trigiano 50413 Full Term Wednesdays 5:45PM-7:35PM

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