The Liberal Arts Freshman Seminar
Liberal Arts Freshman Year Experience (LAFYE)


Academic Advising and Liberal Arts 
Amy Leclair, Coordinator
Office of the Registrar
Reed Library
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3188




LAFYE ticketAll Liberal Arts freshmen take this one-credit seminar in the fall semester. Taught by faculty and professional staff, each seminar enrolls no more than 20 students and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Students can choose from an interesting variety of seminar subjects, all geared toward the process of self-discovery.

Topics in the past have included:

  • Learning about oneself through family stories
  • Visual culture and how it portrays women
  • Exploring our diverse social, political, and cultural connections in a new century
  • High School Afterlife: Thinking Big
  • The implications of life's choices
  • The art of active listening

In addition to the seminar, all Liberal Arts Freshman must attend one 50-minute meeting discussing successful course selection strategies and registration for the spring semester.


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