IDS1200 Freshman Year Seminar (3)The Freshman Year Seminar is an interdisciplinary course that introduces traditional-aged students to the Mission of the University, its core values and competencies, and the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community. Students explore their identities as members of local, national, and global multicultural communities through critical reflection and community-based learning activities. Readings are selected to challenge students' intellectual visions and interests. Reflection and written and oral communication skills are emphasized. Written and oral communication skills are emphasized. Leadership and collaboration skills are developed while enrichment activities correlate residence hall and other campus events with the academic program.