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Call for First-Year seminars

The First-Year Seminar Program invites faculty to offer seminars in the 2008-2009 academic year. Sponsored by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors Program, the program features a selection of academic seminars under the heading FRES 1010 and 1020 designed to introduce new students to research, study and the intellectual life of UGA. All UGA faculty are invited to teach. To propose a seminar, complete the online form (

Proposals should include a title and brief description and should indicate the class period, day and semester in which faculty wish to teach and may be e-mailed to

Lists of seminars taught in past years along with other information about the program are online (

Enrollment is open to all first-year students. Most seminars earn one credit hour toward graduation, enroll 15 students and meet for one 50-minute session per week. Two- or three-credit hour seminars also are possible. Faculty may teach a seminar on a pass/fail (FRES 1010) or traditionally graded A-F (FRES 1020) basis. Plans are to schedule two-thirds of the seminars in the fall term.

The Franklin College and Honors Program present on an annual basis three awards to outstanding seminar instructors, each carrying a research account of $1,000.

Creative, innovative seminars are welcome. Faculty may teach a seminar on their own or with other colleagues. The topic may lie within a single discipline or may cross disciplines. Seminars that reflect the diverse talents, interests and research skills of faculty at UGA are being sought.