As you prepare for the Foundation Year Programme (FYP)….

As you prepare for the Foundation Year Programme (FYP)....

Dear incoming students,

Greetings! We hope you are having very restful and pleasant summer vacations, and that you are eagerly anticipating the exciting year ahead.

By now, you might have taken a moment to review the FYP booklist – which, to be sure, does not exhaust the curriculum for the year (there are additional readings in the Handbooks you will receive upon arrival in September), but it should give you some sense of the scope and diversity of our reading list.

Remember that you are not required to have done any reading before the beginning of the academic term. However, if you are able and eager to get started, we suggest that you peruse the recommended ‘stylebook’ from Stanley Fish, How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One and the first great work of the year, The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Remember, too, that the programme annually hires an AV person – someone willing and able to help us with our technical needs before and during lecture. The advertisement for this position can be found here and you are welcome to contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding either the position or the programme. We can be reached by phone at 902.422.1271, ext. 215 or by email at pat.dixon@ukings.ca

Finally, Dalhousie’s Advising and Access Service Centre (AASC) is available to King’s students. Students who may require this service are advised to direct their inquires to AASC as soon as possible.

We are very excited to meet you in the Fall!

Very best wishes for the remainder of your summer,

Neil Robertson, Director – FYP
Pat Dixon, Administrative Secretary – FYP

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