First-Year Seminars

A sound liberal arts education should enable students to participate as quickly as possible in thought-provoking academic discussion.  First-year Seminars are intended to facilitate this process by providing students a setting for intellectual and creative engagement.  These seminars introduce and support our institutional value of academic achievement through close student-faculty relationships.  Seminars are designed to foster a lively and respectful interaction, both among students and between students and faculty, around a topic of the faculty member′s choosing.

Open to first-year students only.  Enrollment limited to 16 students per seminar.  These seminars are designated Writing courses.

First-Year Seminar Courses