First-Year Seminars

First-year students in the School of Arts must take two of their core courses (one in fall semester and one in spring semester) as First-Year Seminars.  These seminars are small, writing-intensive classes that provide students with the opportunity to work closely with faculty, actively discuss issues and texts in depth, and improve their critical thinking and writing skills.

The following seminars will be offered during fall semester 2014:

  • ART 151: Learning to Look
  • ENGL 151: Making Monsters: Mind, Body, Self
  • ENGL 151: Crime and Punishment
  • ENGL 151: Acts of Love, Art of War
  • ENGL 151: Beauty Queens and Madmen
  • GOVT 151: Power and Participation
  • GOVT 151: The Global Divide, the American Divide
  • HIST 151: Nationalism and Empire
  • LLRN 151: Sex, Gender, and Power in the Ancient World
  • PHIL 151: Philosophy and Literature
  • PSYC 151 : The Adaptive Unconscious
  • PSYC 151: The Spoils of War
  • RELS 151: Mystics, Madness, and Prophets
  • RELS 151: Gods in Gotham: Global Religion in New York City
  • SOC 151: Sociological Imagination

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