Hard time picking FYS

<p>I am a incoming freshman having a hard time picking FYS class. As a EE major, I have no problem picking regular classes as there are endless science/math requirements. But when it comes to Seminars, I have no idea what I should pick. Is it better to pick subjects I am good at, care about, or completely unrelated to my field of study? As much as I like to enjoy this, I don't want to get a bad grade on an elective.</p>

<p>Any recommendation what I need to look for when I select FYS?</p>

<p>I asked my son, who will be a senior at Laf. He says to take something that interests you, because FYS usually involves a lot of writing. If there is something offered that's different from your engineering-type courses and interests you, this is your chance to explore it, so take advantage of that.</p>

<p>Thanks, it was a great help. Sadly writing is one of my weaknesses. Hopefully it won't drag me down as much from the start.</p>

<p>Completely agree with LafAlum84. Just pick something that interests you. You don't need any prior experience with a subject. Just keep an open mind about whatever class you pick. Especially as an engg. major, this is your chance to study something completely random and unrelated.</p>

<p>Some FYS are ridiculously easy and some are just a pain in the neck. Talk to upperclassmen when you come to campus and ask for suggestions. You can change your FYS within the first week(I think). I know a lot of people who absolutely loved their FYS and some who would choose another if they had a choice (majority of people from the class). So, if writing is your weakness, I would stick to a easier one. And look for the number of books that you need to read. Usually, more books means more readings. :) (check from the college website)</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice.</p>

<p>I picked charisma, sound of silence, and Jewish humor as my top 3. Anyone has experience with these FYS's?</p>

<p>exe163, who are the professors?</p>

<p>Charisma: Mr. Schneiderman
Sound of silence: Ms. A. Smith
Jewish humor: Mr. Cohn</p>

<p>S had Cohn for a class, he says he was pretty good (the actual term he used was "solid"). He doesn't really know about the other two, sorry.</p>

<p>Thanks, that helps a lot. Jewish humor is the most interesting of the bunch, too :D.</p>