Seminars for Freshmen Fall 2020

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.

  • English 24, Sec. 4: English Sonneteers: Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne (1 unit, P/NP)
  • English 24, Sec. 5: Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets: Voice, Argument, Character, and Plot (1 unit, P/NP)
  • Geography 24, Sec. 2: Flood, Drought, Fire: Understanding California’s Weather Extremes<br> (1 unit, P/NP)
  • German 24, Sec. 1: Twists, Turns, and Tropes: Analyzing Political Speech (1 unit, P/NP)
  • History of Art 24, Sec. 1: Phoebe, Zelia and Julia: Philanthropist, Archaeologist and Architect at the University of California<br> <br> (1 unit, P/NP)
  • Physics 24, Sec. 1: How to discover a new particle: the story of the Higgs boson (1 unit, P/NP)
  • Portuguese 24, Sec. 1: Discovering Brazil:  An Introduction to Latin America’s Largest Country through Movies, Music, and Literature (1 unit, P/NP)