Freshman and Sophomore Seminars at a Glance for Schedulers (for Faculty) (for Students)

Freshman
Seminars
Freshman & Sophomore
Seminars
Sophomore
Seminars
Course Number 24 39A-Z
Contact FSS staff if you are uncertain which suffix to use.
84
Unit Value 1 1.5, 2, 3, or 4 1 or 2
Suggested Enrollment Limit 15-18 18-30 (depending on contact hours per week) 15-18
Suggested Waitlist Limit 5-15 --please set it on the high side if you anticipate serious attrition or other enrollment problems. 5-15 --please set it on the high side if you anticipate serious attrition or other enrollment problems. 5-15 --please set it on the high side if you anticipate serious attrition or other enrollment problems.
Waitlist Automatic? Your waitlist settings are up to you. Once classes start a manual waitlist is usually preferable: it allows you to add only those who are attending. Your waitlist settings are up to you. Once classes start a manual waitlist is usually preferable: it allows you to add only those who are attending. Your waitlist settings are up to you. Once classes start a manual waitlist is usually preferable: it allows you to add only those who are attending.
Education Level Seats open only to freshmen. Set education level coursewide. 1/2 of the seats are designated for freshmen and 1/2 of the seats are designated for sophomores.  Set education level coursewide and on the option lines. Seats open only to sophomores. Set education level coursewide.
Grading options Instructor may choose letter grade (individual students may choose P/NP) or P/NP. Please be sure to set the grading option to match instructor preference. Instructor may choose letter grade (individual students may choose P/NP) or P/NP. Please be sure to set the grading option to match instructor preference. Instructor may choose letter grade (individual students may choose P/NP) or P/NP. Please be sure to set the grading option to match instructor preference.
Schedule Usually one hour a week; can meet 2 hours a week for 7 weeks or 3 hours a week for 5 weeks (etc.) if either a departmentally controlled classroom or a residential hall classroom is available. (For residential hall classroom availability please contact Troy Gilbert at troyg@berkeley.edu). One hour a week per unit. Partial semesters also possible if total hours for semester come out right and either a departmentally controlled classroom or a residential hall classroom is available. (For residential hall classroom availability please contact Troy Gilbert at troyg@berkeley.edu). One hour a week per unit. Partial semesters also possible if total hours for semester come out right and if either a departmentally controlled classroom or a residential hall classroom is available. (For residential hall classroom availability please contact Troy Gilbert at troyg@berkeley.edu).
Instructor Approval? Option is normally not available. Available however not encouraged. If instructors choose this option, please let us know what the procedure and criteria for approval will be. Available but not encouraged. If instructors choose this option, please let us know what the procedure and criteria for approval will be.
Cross-listing? Not recommended. If a seminar is cross-listed, please work closely with the other department scheduler and FSS staff to insure consistency in scheduling and enrollment settings. Not recommended. If a seminar is cross-listed, please work closely with the other department scheduler and FSS staff to insure consistency in scheduling and enrollment settings. Not recommended. If a seminar is cross-listed, please work closely with the other department scheduler and FSS staff to insure consistency in scheduling and enrollment settings.
Grants Refer faculty to FSS staff for grant eligibility guidelines. Refer faculty to FSS staff for grant eligibility guidelines. Refer faculty to FSS staff for grant eligibility guidelines.
Program contact Alix Schwartz at 642-8378 or alix@berkeley.edu; Jeannie Adams at 642-5640 or fssp@berkeley.edu Alix Schwartz at 642-8378 or alix@berkeley.edu; Jeannie Adams at 642-5640 or fssp@berkeley.edu Alix Schwartz at 642-8378 or alix@berkeley.edu; Jeannie Adams at 642-5640 or fssp@berkeley.edu
      Revised 9/23/2013