Freshman Seminars are designed specifically to enhance the first-year experience and a great way for new students to start their university career. Each seminar is taught by a faculty member and is limited to 20 students. They allow first-year students to interact in a smaller setting, connect with a faculty member, and become involved in a unique area of study.
Grand Challenge Curriculum
Grand Challenge Curriculum courses immerse students in complex challenges facing the world. Undergraduate and graduate students can register for a GCC course and prepare to grapple with important and complex global problems from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
The WEC program engages undergraduate departments in an ongoing, faculty-driven process of creating, implementing, and assessing Undergraduate Writing Plans. Ongoing assessments indicate that implementing the WEC model can trigger positive shifts in writing instruction and in the rate at which student writing meets local faculty expectations. The WEC Program engages five new units each year and will continue to engage new units until all undergraduate curricula are engaged.