Seminars for Freshmen Fall 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.

  • Global Studies 24, Sec. 2: The great global energy transformation: oil, natural gas, nuclear and renewables. Is energy driving politics or is politics driving energy? (1 unit, P/NP)
  • Journalism 24, Sec. 1: Looking Backward: Storytellers Using the Future to Change the Present (1 unit, LG)
  • Mathematics 24, Sec. 1: Using Random Walks in the Physical and Social Sciences (1 unit, P/NP) SEATS AVAILABLE
  • Media Studies 24, Sec. 2: Watts to Wakanda: "Blaxploitation" Cinema 1971-1989: the forerunner of "Black Panther" (1 unit, P/NP)