Listed in Spire as First-Year Seminars. These courses are designed by colleges to showcase the strengths of their departments and areas of study. These seminars are often grounded in a specific field and sometimes target the intended majors therein.
Unlike the Faculty-Based Seminars, College-Based Seminars are often taught by graduate students. Closer themselves to the college experience, graduate instructors have practical advice for their students and bring empathy to their courses. They are also keen to teach in their own field of research and share topics that have motivated them. You can click the college that you’ve joined to see the seminars it hosts. You can also check out some of the seminars listed in other colleges to see if you’d like to explore something new. You can also click on this PDF List of First-Year Seminars to get an overview of courses offered.