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Discovery @ UCSB Seminars (formerly Freshman Seminars)

College of Letters and Science
Division of Undergraduate Education
1117 Cheadle Hall
Telephone: (805) 893-5258

Contact: http://duels.ucsb.edu/academics/seminars/about#contact


UCSB is a place where people make knowledge. This happens in classrooms, studios, laboratories, museums, and workshops; it happens as faculty and students collaborate on big questions with answers yet to be discovered. Discovery @ UCSB Seminars offer opportunities for incoming students (first year and transfer) to learn about how this knowledge-making takes place and how to become part of it. Small group courses, taught by UCSB faculty members, enroll between 20-40 students and P/NP grading. Seminars are open to all eligible freshman or transfer students (as determined by the seminar type), regardless of campus college or major.

First Year Exploration Seminars/Transfer Exploration Seminars
1 unit seminars with 10 hours of instruction time.

First Year Discovery Seminars/Transfer Discovery Seminars
2 unit courses with TWO instructors from DIFFERENT departments/disciplines. Instruction totals 20 hours.

First Year Linked Seminars/Transfer Linked Seminars
2 unit courses with TWO instructors from THE SAME department/disciplines. Instruction totals 20 hours.

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Review the current seminar course listings here