All incoming Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) freshmen self-register for their courses via the web. Students (excluding Dance) will register for a total of five (5) courses (labs excluded). Information will be available on DegreeWorks reflecting the responses from the required Freshman Survey, the online foreign language placement test, and guidance from the Dean of Freshmen. Specialized cohorts will receive further guidance from department leadership. This includes Natural Science, Theatre, Dance, 3/2 Engineering, Pre-health, and Neuroscience.
Eloquentia Perfecta 1 Seminar (EP1)
All first-year students take a seminar course Eloquentia Perfecta, a long-valued tradition of Jesuit education meaning "right reason expressed effectively, responsibly, and gracefully." These seminars are offered in a variety of courses (such as history, philosophy, sociology, art, music, theology, anthropology, and theatre). Eloquentia Perfecta students develop skills in oral and written expression, which will serve them well in college and beyond.
The Core Curriculum is the foundation of Fordham College at Lincoln Center's liberal arts education. This set of carefully-curated courses is designed to nurture curiosity and inspire a love of learning. Students begin with a series of introductory courses, designed to acquaint them with the ideas and methodologies of nine major academic fields of study
IMPORTANT: Students should all choose one (and only one) EP1 course and students should not select two courses in the same subject area. For example, if you choose an "Understanding Historical Change" courses as your EP1, then choose a Fine Arts or Social Science as your core course selection. Consult the list of EP1s that you were sent by email in July.
Note: due to the way DegreeWorks is coded, if your EP1 is in ENGL 1102, PHIL 1000, or THEO 1000, the placement box for EP1 in DegreeWorks will not be checked. This does not mean you need another EP1. Scroll down to the audit area for the New Core Curriculum to make sure the Eloquentia Perfecta 1 requirement box is checked. In this case, you should choose another core or major requirement besides those listed in the placement area, to fill out your schedule to 5 courses.