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Seminar proposals

The First-Year Seminar Program invites faculty to offer seminars in the 2007-2008 academic year. The program is sponsored by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors Program. It features a selection of academic seminars under the heading FRES 1010 and FRES 1020 designed to introduce new students to research, study and the intellectual life of UGA.

Students in the seminars meet with faculty on a regular basis and learn about their interests and research. For some students, FRES seminars serve as an entry to the major. Fall 2007 will be the start of the 11th year of the program. All UGA faculty are invited to teach.

To propose a seminar, complete the online form at You also may send proposals to First-Year Seminar Program, 310F New College, or by e-mail to ­ Proposals should include a title and brief description and should indicate the class period, day and semester in which you wish to teach. Lists of seminars taught in past years along with other information about the program are available online (

Enrollment is open to all first-year students. Most seminars earn one credit hour towards graduation, enroll 15 students and meet for one 50-minute session per week. Two- or three-credit hour seminars are also possible. Seminars may be taught on a pass/fail (FRES 1010) or traditionally graded A-F (FRES 1020) basis. Current plans call for two-thirds of the seminars to be scheduled for the fall term. Creative, innovative seminars are welcome. Faculty may teach a seminar alone or with other colleagues. The seminar topic may lie within a single discipline or may cross­­ ­disciplines.