Seminars for Freshmen Spring 2018

Seminars depend on the regular presence and active participation of every student. Sharing ideas in class is an important academic skill that can be acquired only through practice. The vigorous discussions that characterize the most successful seminars depend on the commitment of each and every member of the class.

Seminar professors often choose to explore unexpected topics that may not directly relate to the focus of their departments. We don't want you to miss a hidden treasure. If you are interested in the past, for instance, don't look only at seminars offered by the History Department. The pop-up menu below lets you search for seminars by topic.

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Not all seminars are included in the topic search. The complete list of seminars for freshmen appears below. Seminars are very popular; we recommend that you choose a couple of alternatives in case the seminar you are most interested in is full. You may enroll in only one seminar during your registration period. If there are seats left in the adjustment period you can sign up for additional seminars at that time.

  • Classics 24, Sec. 1: Turning Physics into Poetry: Lucretius' On the Nature of the Universe (1 unit, P/NP)
  • Global Studies 24, Sec. 2: Reading the Word and the World: An introduction to global studies through the New York Times magazine (1 unit, P/NP)
  • History 24, Sec. 2: Endangered Children and Youth in Africa: Documentaries (1 unit, P/NP)
  • History 39S, Sec. 1: It's the End of the World: Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements in the Atlantic World, 1500-2000 (4 units, LG)
  • History 39T, Sec. 1: Hindu/Muslim: Religion, Politics, and Violence in a Millennium of Indian History (4 units, LG)
  • Portuguese 24, Sec. 1: Hello Hello Brazil: An Introduction to Brazil and its History, Literature and Culture (1 unit, P/NP)