Academics

First-Year Seminar

Students are required to enroll in a topical seminar during their first semester to develop their abilities to read closely, analyze information, construct arguments and communicate effectively.

First-Year Seminar (4 credits)

Requirement: one semester, first semester

The first-year seminar program comprises one-semester topical seminars unified under the theme, "Knowledge, Values and Social Change." These seminars are designed to introduce the first-year students to the ways in which the liberal arts construct knowledge; to enhance their abilities to read closely, analyze information, construct arguments and communicate effectively; to educate students in the expectations and values of the academic community; and to provide first-year students with an opportunity to work closely with a member of the faculty.