UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Freshman Seminars

College of Letters and Science
Division of Undergraduate Education
1117 Cheadle Hall
Telephone: (805) 893-5258
E-mail: freshsem@LTSC.ucsb.edu


Freshman Seminar courses are designed to provide both freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to study with distinguished faculty in low-enrollment classes. Customarily, enrollment in freshman seminars does not exceed 25 students.

These one-unit courses, graded P/NP only, touch upon controversial academic issues or review interesting research in a narrow field. Recent seminars have included: Genetic Modification of Food Crops, Music in Political & Documentary Film, and Perspectives on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.

Freshman Seminars are offered as Interdisciplinary 94AA-ZZ and meet for a total of ten hours during the quarter. Students may earn 3 units in total from freshman seminars, which are not repeatable. Visit www.freshsem.ucsb.edu to view complete details and current course offerings. These courses apply as elective credit only toward the degree.