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Seminars for Sophomores: Fall 2017

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.

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.

Sophomore seminars numbered 39 and offered for two, three or four units may satisfy breadth requirements in Letters and Science. Two-unit sophomore seminars numbered 84 and offered through fall 2011 may satisfy breadth requirements in Letters and Science. A list of these seminars is available. Two-unit sophomore seminars numbered 84 and offered after fall 2011 will not satisfy breadth requirements in Letters and Science. To determine if you may use a seminar to satisfy a L&S breadth requirement, visit the Seven Course Breadth Requirement web page on the Letters and Science Office of Undergraduate Advising website. When L&S breadth has been assigned to a seminar published on the Freshman and Sophomore Seminars website, it will be noted at the end of the seminar description on the seminar's web page.

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Anthropology 84, Sec. 1: Race, Gender, and Social Life in Colonial Honduras: Reading Over the Shoulder of People in the Past<br> (1 unit, LG)
Anthropology 84, Sec. 2: Tourism, Art and Heritage (1 unit, P/NP)
Astronomy 84, Sec. 1: Black Holes (2 units, P/NP)
Computer Science 39, Sec. 1: Symmetry and Topology (2 units, P/NP)
Electrical Engineering 39, Sec. 1: Gadgets Electrical Engineers Make (2 units, P/NP)
Electrical Engineering 84, Sec. 1: Engineering for the Brain: Mind Meets Matter (1 unit, P/NP)
Electrical Engineering 84, Sec. 2: Hands-on Ham Radio (2 units, P/NP)
English 84, Sec. 1: High Culture, Low Culture: Modernism and the Films of the Coen Brothers (2 units, P/NP)
English 84, Sec. 2: Utopian and Dystopian Films (2 units, P/NP)
Integrative Biology 84, Sec. 1: Biological Impacts of Climate Change (1 unit, LG)
Jewish Studies 39, Sec. 1: Jewry of Muscle: Zionism and Jewish Masculinity (2 units, LG)
Course Threads Legal Studies 39D, Sec. 1: Current Political and Moral Conflicts and the U.S. Constitution (2 units, LG)
Course Threads Legal Studies 39D, Sec. 2: Current Political and Moral Conflicts and the U.S. Constitution (2 units, LG)
Legal Studies 39I, Sec. 1: Punishment in America: Why, Whom, and How (2 units, LG)
Media Studies 84, Sec. 1: Internet Memes: Playground or Propaganda? (1 unit, P/NP)
Course Threads Native American Studies 90, Sec. 1: Myth, Memory, and History: Understanding Native America (4 units, LG)
Food for Thought Natural Resources 84, Sec. 1: Global Environment Theme House Sophomore Seminar (1 unit, P/NP)
Course Threads South and Southeast Asian Studies 84, Sec. 1: Contemporary Southeast Asian Society and Culture through Film (2 units, LG)
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies 39, Sec. 1: Movement, Awareness, and Learning (2 units, LG)
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies 39, Sec. 2: Best Films of 2016 and the Great Films That Influenced Them (2 units, LG)
Undergraduate Business Administration 39AC, Sec. 1: Philanthropy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 units, LG)
Vision Science 39, Sec. 1: Demonstrations and Student Action: What is Free Speech? (2 units, P/NP)
Vision Science 84, Sec. 1: Current Topics in US Healthcare (1 unit, P/NP)
Vision Science 84, Sec. 3: Introduction to Vision Science (2 units, P/NP)

Freshman and Sophomore Seminars are co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Division
of the College of Letters & Science and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
For further information about the program,
contact Alix Schwartz (alix@berkeley.edu / 642-8378).

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