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Mentors

The FYE Mentor Program

Don't worry – we've got your back

Each FYE course set is equipped with an experienced student mentor trained to supplement the insights of advisors and instructors.

Hand-picked by FYE course instructors, FYE mentors offer practical, 'on-the-ground' advice about courses, student life, and the Colorado Springs area – everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

Students meet in the library around a table

Your FYE Mentor may ...

  • Offer informal, welcome-to-college advice about the Block Plan, time management, and social life – from a student's perspective.
  • Tag along on course-related excursions and events.
  • Introduce you to campus activities, student committees, and Colorado Springs.
  • Organize informal discussion sessions for you and your FYE classmates to talk through readings, prepare for assignments, and review for exams.
  • Arrange occasional social events and FYE "reunions" throughout the year.
  • Give you the lowdown on courses, the points system, and the layout of the first-year academic schedule before all-college preregistration in Block 7.

2016-17 FYE Mentors:

Course Number

 Course Name

Mentor

AH150/HY150

Topics in History, Topics in Art History: Representations and Realities: Art and History in Europe: Ancient to Modern Art and Culture

Alicia Danielsen and Clara Houghteling

AH158/MU158/PA158

Experiencing Asia through Music and Art

Rishi Ling

AN205;SW200;RM200/SW258;

AN208;RM200

Language and Culture/Native Peoples of the Southwest

Elizabeth Baker

BE100

Crisis in the Salton Sea - Natural History Perspectives/Ecology and Human Impacts

Jenna Wu

CH107/CH100

Principles of Chemistry I/Kitchen Chemistry

Katherine McGinn

CN101/HY110

Chinese Language/Encountering the Past: Heroes and Heroines in Chinese History and Culture

Mitchell Leong

CO100

Introduction to Comparative Literature

K'lah Rose Yamada

EC110

Introductory Topics in Economics and Business: Decision Making/Introductory Topics in Economics and Business: Negotiations

Christopher Martin

EC201/EC255

Economic Theory I/Intermediate Topics in Microeconomics

Brooke Boyle

ED250

The Other Class: Representations of Teaching and Learning Across Communities

Amy Bolton

EN280

The Inventing America Mixtape: Literatures and Cultures of the Américas

Caroline Olin

EV128/PS203

It's Getting Hot in Here: The Politics and Science of Climate Change

Michael Greenberger

EV274/PS274

Environmental Politics and Policy

Tessa Lightfoot

FG110/PG216;FG206;RM200

Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies/Topics in Brazilian Culture: Brazilian Carnaval: The “Heart” of Brazilian Culture

Jazlyn Andrews and Naomi Randell

FR160

Haiti's Past and Present through Literature

Maya Williamson

GR121

German Cultural History II: Green Germany

Alec Parry

GS101

Freedom and Authority

Katherine Gustilo

GS101/GS101;CL115

Introduction to Classical Literature and Archaeology: Classical Freedom and Authority

Lauren Wilmott

GS101/GS101;AN208

Western Civilization: Critical Perspectives/Freedom and Authority

Leslie Dinkin

GS234

Introduction to West African Cinema: Subsaharan African Cultures through Film/The Cinema of Francophone North Africa

Mary Sorich

GY140/GY150

Physical Geology/Environmental Geology

Alexie Millikin

HY105

Civilization in the West: Writing Revolutions--Books, Knowledge, and Power from Ancient Manuscripts to E-publication

Amelia Atencio

MU227/IT320

Topics in Music, Topics in Italian Culture: Word, Sound, and Drama in Italian Culture from the Middle Ages to Today

Kyra Bergsund

JA130;PA130/JA101/PA102

Japanese Language and Culture

Anika Grevstad

MA130/MB130

Viruses: The Biology and Mathematical Modeling of Epidemics

Cameron Stopforth

MA151

The World of Numbers

Olivia Chandrasekhar

PC123/PC124

Scientific Revolutions

Nate Agarwal

PS101/MU227

Great Ideas in Politics and Music

Eva McKinsey

PS115/EN115

Concepts of Freedom from Ancient to Modern Times

Claudia Harrison

PS203/HY200

The Search for Islamic Order

Annika Kastetter

PY101

Introduction to Psychology: Enduring Ideas and Present Principles

Carina Rodriguez Jaimes

RE200

Topics in Religion: Lost Christianities

Simone Hall

RM185/RM212

Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity/Theories of Race and Ethnicity

Nebeu Abraha

RS200/RU101

Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies: Russia: Language, Literature, and Film

Sophie Aiken and Ally Fripp

SO100/SO240

Thinking Sociologically/Law and Society

Madelene Travis

SW175

The American Southwest

Marin Day

TH100/DA100

Ritual, Theatre and Performance

Trevon Newmann

Winter 2017 EV120/ED211

Frameworks of U.S. Education with a Focus on Environmental Chemistry

Acelynn Perkins and Jean Sung

Winter 2017 EN203

Tradition and Change in Literature: Comedy: History and Theory

Mary Rose Donahue

Winter 2017 PS150

Fundamental Debates on the Common Good

Helen Griffiths