Assistant Dean for Curriculum
Given enrollment patterns and potential educational impact, we prefer that seminars be offered in the fall term rather than the spring.
Seminars are offered for 3 credits and enrollment is limited to 20 students.
They are considered a regular part of a faculty member's instructional workload. Because they carry the departmental designator, students readily identify your unit as its curricular home. Freshman seminars may not be cross-listed across designators.
Freshman seminars and liberal education requirements
Freshman seminars can carry one of the liberal education theme requirements (Civic Life & Ethics, Diversity & Social Justice in the United States, The Environment, Global Perspectives, and Technology and Society) and can also be writing intensive. They cannot be used to fulfill any of the liberal education core requirements.
Theme requirement approval
Preparing your course proposal form
Before you prepare your course proposal form, we recommend reviewing our sample faculty biography and freshman seminar descriptions.