Seminars for Freshmen Spring 2021

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: Indiana Jones and the Elgin Marbles: the myth and reality of archaeology (1 unit, P/NP)
  • English 24, Sec. 3: Nineteenth-Century Fiction and the Boundaries of the Human (1 unit, P/NP)
  • German 24, Sec. 1: Twists, Turns, and Tropes: Analyzing Political Speech (1 unit, P/NP)
  • History 24, Sec. 1: The Environmental, Landscape and Architectural History of the University (1 unit, P/NP)
  • History 39B, Sec. 1: Fashion, the Middle Ages, & the Catholic Imagination: The Heavenly Bodies Exhibit (4 units, LG)
  • Portuguese 24, Sec. 1: Discovering Brazil and the Amazon: An Introduction to Latin America's Largest Country and the World's Largest Rain Forest (1 unit, P/NP)
  • Public Health 24, Sec. 2: Bilingual seminar on health, education, nutrition and other anti-poverty programs in Mexico: program design, evaluation and politics (1 unit, P/NP)
  • Vision Science 39, Sec. 2: Connecting Science and Religion so that Society has a Sustainable Future (2 units, P/NP) SEATS AVAILABLE