First-Year Seminars introduce first-year undergraduate students to the intellectual life of the University of Iowa, providing an opportunity to work closely with a faculty member or senior administrator. Seminars are designed to help students make the transition to college-level learning through active participation in their own learning.
To encourage students' active participation, instructors rely on classroom participation, papers, projects, and other interactive assignments, and, consequently, instructors agree not to use quizzes or exams as part of the evaluation of student work.
To submit a First-Year Seminar proposal:
Proposals for Fall 2013 are no longer being accpeted. Proposals for Fall 2014 will be accepted at the end of the Fall 2013 semester.