What is an FYI course?

FYI classes are inquiry-guided learning classes intended specifically for first-year students at NC State who desire classes where they may be effectively guided to take more direct responsibility for their own learning. These classes feature small faculty/student ratios that encourage active learning opportunities; the close relationships among students and professors; students working with a faculty member on important, timely topics; focused development of critical reading, writing, and discussion skills necessary for all college students. The classes are designed to facilitate the transition from high school- to mature university-level thinking.