First Year Seminars

I teach in the First Year Seminar (FYS) program at the University of Guelph.

First Year Seminar Program

FYS courses are small  enrolment,  interdisciplinary courses for undergraduate students in their 1st or 2nd semester at Guelph. Capped at 18 students, each course offers a unique learning experience where the student is able to fully engage in challenging issues and ideas.

While the courses focus on intriguing topics, the real purpose of the FYS program is to help students become better learners.  The skills and perspectives critical to success at the undergraduate level are the real content of the courses.

Participatory. Challenging. Fun. Advantageous. What’s not to like about the FYS program?


I have taught many different courses in the program:

Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future
The Social Life of Information
The Book: From Gutenberg to Gaga to Gone?
Surveillance Culture: Who’s Watching Whom?
The Guelph Library Project
Twitter: #Profound or #Pretentious
The #StationaryCrew Project