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HONR. 1100: First Year Seminar in Honors

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Mill Building, Lowell MA. Photo by Daderot     CC0, (PD)

First Year Seminar : The City as a Text

The First Year Seminar in Honors (FYSH) uses Lowell as its text. Rich in history and culture, and the students' home for the next four years, the City of Lowell offers a perfect topic to promote connections while learning how to view the city through the lens of the Humanities. Students will develop library research skills, including facility with primary and secondary sources, and an appreciation for the narratives that lie in buildings, objects, and what people leave behind.  In this guide you can learn the following skills required for succeeding in your FYSH course:

  • Searching for Articles & Books
  • Searching for Archives and Primary Source Documents
  • Evaluating Your Source