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College Colloquium

The first-year seminar is a one-semester course required of all entering first-year students. The seminar provides a challenging and engaging introduction to the liberal arts curriculum by focusing on close reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. Seminars are small, averaging 16 students, and are taught by faculty from across the curriculum. These faculty also make advising an integral part of the first-year seminar, guiding students in selecting their academic curriculum.