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 sophomores 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.
Freshman and sophomore seminars numbered 39 and offered for 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 here. 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.