Undergraduate Program

Sophomore Seminars

Sophomore seminars are only open to current sophomores. They do not fulfill the advanced seminar requirement for majors.

Majors and prospective majors are encouraged (though not required) to take one of the Sophomore Seminars offered each semester. There are no prerequisites.

The work load and level of sophistication of these courses is roughly equivalent to upper division (100 level) courses. Sophomore seminars are strictly limited in class size to a maximum of fifteen students and are built around discussion rather than lectures.

The small size gives students a chance to get to know one of their professors well, and allows professors to give each student's work closer attention and feedback than it might have received otherwise.