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Seminars provide first-year students with the opportunity to take a small course of fewer than 20 students with an excellent faculty member or staff person. Students make important connections through seminar courses including meeting other first-year students and learning about innovative work happening at the university. Through discussions and small group activities, student also develop and enhance academic skills that will serve as a foundation for their studies at KU. First-Year Experience offers two different types of seminars for first-year students:

First-Year Seminars are critical thinking courses that focus on thought-provoking and innovative topics. Read more...

University 101 (UNIV 101) is a course that helps students to navigate and find their place at KU. Read more...


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