Seminars for First-Year Students, A-Z

Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Department Quarter
Emily Dickinson. Daguerreotype. ca 1847. Amherst College. Public domain "My Life Had Stood - A Loaded Gun": Dostoevsky, Dickinson, and the Question of Freedom Monika Greenleaf Slavic Languages and Literature Spring
Election mail envelopes with face masks 2020 Election: Understanding the National, Participating in the Local Michael Rosenfeld Sociology Autumn
3D Printed Aerospace Structures Debbie Senesky Aeronautics & Astronautics Spring
Monumento de Monte do Gozo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. A Way of Life Life: Historic Journeys to Sacred Places Elaine Treharne English Summer
Photographer taking pictures of ceiling murals. An Artist’s Life: Diverse Voices and Changing Contexts Terry Berlier
Camille Utterback
Art & Art History Autumn
Meerkats Animal Behavior: Sex, Death, and Sometimes Food! Joseph Garner Comparative Medicine Autumn
Kingfisher. Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash Animal Poems: The Fascination of What's Different Denise Gigante English Spring
Group of rats in their housing at Novartis by Novartis AG via Flickr Animal Use in Biomedical Research Megan Albertelli Comparative Medicine Spring
Batman, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar Comparative Literature Autumn
Batman, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity Autumn
Day 36/365: Yes, I see the musical notes! by Giovanni Orlando via Flickr Beethoven Stephen Hinton Music Winter
IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano
Linda Uyechi
Asian American Studies Spring
IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano
Linda Uyechi
Music Spring
Barred windows in Newark NJ with ‘Belong’ written above them. Belonging in a Diverse Society Greg Walton Psychology Spring
Nuclear powerplant in Belgium. Photo by Frédéric Paulussen on Unsplash Busting Energy Myths Anthony Kovscek
Channing Robertson
Energy Resources Engineering Autumn
epSos.de , "Exchange Money Conversion to Foreign Currency" via Flickr Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy Michael Boskin Economics Spring
Gini_Coefficient_World_CIA_Report.svg Causes and Consequences of the Rise in Inequality Luigi Pistaferri Economics Autumn
Character Esther Yu English Autumn
Chicken egg without eggshell. Photo by Biswarup Ganguly,, Wikimedia Commons. Chemistry in the Kitchen Richard Zare Chemistry Winter
Winnie-the-Pooh chapter "Christopher Robin leads an expedition". Google art project. Public Domain Childish Enthusiasms and Perishable Manias Scott Bukatman Film Studies Autumn
Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, United States City, Space, Literature Ato Quayson English Autumn
Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, United States City, Space, Literature Ato Quayson Urban Studies Program Autumn
Hiking in Yosemite Valley, California. Photo by Caleb Kastein on Unsplash Climate Change and Mental Health Daniel Mason Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Spring
Photo of an endangered rhino Conservation Photography Susan K. McConnell Biology Winter
Occupy, Lagos, Nigeria, political, rally, Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, 2012. By Temi KOGBE [CC BY-SA 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Contemporary African Politics David D. Laitin Political Science Spring
Photo of Psychic Vision store sign in LA Counterfactuals: The Science of What Ifs? Emma Brunskill Computer Science Summer
Catalhoyuk Archeological Site, Konya, Turkey Digging for Answers: 5 Big Questions of Our Time Ian Hodder Archaeology Winter
Magazine cover of Edward Snowden embracing the American flag. Documentary Film: Telling It Like It Is? Jan Krawitz Film Studies Autumn
Photo of Spock in a mask. Covid 19 business closure Seattle Washington Does Science Have Culture? Duana Fullwiley Anthropology Spring
Does Social Media Make Better Physicians? Dr Michael Gisondi Emergency Medicine Winter
Dramatic Tensions: Theater and the Marketplace Amy Freed Theater and Performance Studies Summer
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease in a Changing World Erin Mordecai Biology Spring
130704-9246 via SALLIE Energy Options for the 21st Century John Fox Applied Physics Autumn
untitled, by steve p2008 via Flickr Energy, the Environment, and the Economy Frank Wolak Economics Summer
Chicago Skyline Engineering the Built Environment: An Introduction to Structural Engineering Sarah Billington Civil & Environmental Engineering Autumn
Computer Circuit Board by UK Ministry of Defense via Flickr Engineering the Micro and Nano Worlds: From Chips to Genes John (J) Provine
Roger Howe
Electrical Engineering Winter
Group of Vedar or Veta Vellalar person undertaking a pilgrimage from Muttur town in Sri Lanka to Kataragama in the South. by Patrick Harrigan, Wikipedia. Ethnicity and Violence: Anthropological Perspectives Sharika Thiranagama Anthropology Autumn
Elkhorn Slough by Don DeBold via Flickr Exploring the Critical Interface Between the Land and Monterey Bay: Elkhorn Slough Christopher Francis Earth System Science Spring
Elkhorn Slough by Don DeBold via Flickr Exploring the Critical Interface Between the Land and Monterey Bay: Elkhorn Slough Christopher Francis Earth Systems Program Spring
Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre. By Raymon Sutedjo-The [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Family Drama: American Plays about Families Margaret Phelan American Studies Spring
Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre. By Raymon Sutedjo-The [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Family Drama: American Plays about Families Margaret Phelan English Spring
Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre. By Raymon Sutedjo-The [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Family Drama: American Plays about Families Margaret Phelan Theater and Performance Studies Spring
Functional Materials and Devices Yuri Suzuki Applied Physics Autumn
DNA Spiral Staircase by Helena Wing Chiu Leung Genes, Memes, and Behavior Scott S. Hall, Ph.D Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Spring
Hollerith keyboard (pantograph) punch. Public Domain photo. Great Discoveries and Inventions in Computing John Hennessy Computer Science Autumn
3D Point Cloud Scan of Pentti Eskola Statue Great Ideas in Graphics Doug James Computer Science Autumn
Great Inventions That Matter Shan X. Wang Materials Science & Engineering Autumn
Fuseta, Portugal Harmony and the Universe Hirohisa A. Tanaka Physics Summer
Hormones in a Performance-Enhanced Society Andrew R. Hoffman, M.D. Medicine Winter
How Beliefs Create Reality Alia Crum Psychology Summer
Colorful image of smart phone talking with a data cloud. How to Learn Mathematics - and everything else! Jo Boaler School of Education Autumn
Two babies. Public domain photo. How to Make a Racist Steven O. Roberts Psychology Winter
Block chain network concept How We Decide: Social Choice in the Age of Algorithms Avidit Acharya
Ashish Goel
Management Science & Engineering Autumn
Block chain network concept How We Decide: Social Choice in the Age of Algorithms Avidit Acharya
Ashish Goel
Political Science Autumn
Howard Zinn and the Quest for Historical Truth Sam Wineburg History Winter
Howard Zinn and the Quest for Historical Truth Sam Wineburg School of Education Winter
Evolution of chimpanzee into human as depicted in statues on a city street in Porto, Португалия. https://unsplash.com/photos/xJY-7gtC38o Human Origins Richard Klein Biology Winter
Protester holding sign featuring various identities in San Francisco on Market St. Identity Politics 101 Hakeem Jefferson Political Science Autumn
Oil on canvas, 1888 by William Powell Frith. Public Domain Income and Wealth Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present Walter Scheidel Classics Summer
Oil on canvas, 1888 by William Powell Frith. Public Domain Income and Wealth Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present Walter Scheidel History Summer
Seminole Wind, Solidarity (23 of 25) by Glenn Halog Inequality in American Society C. Matthew Snipp Sociology Winter
Small cell carcinoma, combined, with squamous cell carcinoma Case 119 by Yale Rosen via Flickr Intracellular Trafficking and Neurodegeneration Yanmin Yang Neurology & Neurological Sciences Winter
Majestic Banyan Tree in Hawaii Island Ecology Peter Vitousek Biology Autumn
3 generation family by Anton Diaz, Flickr. Joys and Pains of Growing Up and Older in Japan Yoshiko Matsumoto East Asian Languages and Cultures Spring
3 generation family by Anton Diaz, Flickr. Joys and Pains of Growing Up and Older in Japan Yoshiko Matsumoto Japanese Spring
Wooden sign near the US-Mexican border in Campo, California. Justice across Borders Leif Wenar Philosophy Spring
Kī hōaʻlu: The New Renaissance of a Hawaiian Musical Tradition Stephen Sano Music Summer
Language by Jurek d. via Flickr Languages, Dialects, Speakers Arto Anttila Linguistics Autumn
1209 Loves Labours Lost [Adams]-92 by Devon Christopher Adams via Flickr Law and Drama Branislav Jakovljevic Theater and Performance Studies Summer
Law and Inequality Richard Ford Law School Winter
Life at the Extremes: From the Deep Sea to Deep Space Anne Dekas Earth Systems Program Winter
Panorama of west façade of US Supreme Court Building. Joe Ravi [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Linguistic Meaning and the Law Cleo Condoravdi Linguistics Winter
Concrete sculpture of angel with broken wing in Germany Love and Death Patrick Phillips English Winter
Copertina, Venice, Italy Making Sense of the World: Art, Medicine, and Science in Venice - FROM Venice! Emanuele Lugli Art & Art History Summer
Mixed-Race Politics and Culture Michele Elam African and African-American Studies Autumn
Mixed-Race Politics and Culture Michele Elam English Autumn
Neuronal Activity, DARPA. Wikipedia, courtesy of Massachusetts General Hospital and Draper Labs. Neuroforecasting Brian Knutson Psychology Summer
Line drawing of Nietzsche. SPDP Nietzsche and the Search for Meaning Matthew Smith German Studies Autumn
Other People's Words: Folklore and Literature Gabriella Safran Slavic Languages and Literature Spring
Miniature out of the Toggenburg Bible (Switzerland) of 1411. The disease is widely believed to be the plague. "The Black Death". MS 78 E1. Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Copyright_tags#United_States. Pandemics & Plagues: Biological Causes and Societal Effects Thomas L. Cherpes, DVM, MD Comparative Medicine Winter
Silhouette of person near lighted heart wall decor. Photo by Kevin Grieve on Unsplash Pathophysiology and Design for Cardiovascular Disease Paul J. Wang, MD
Ross Daniel Venook
Bioengineering Summer
150401-3819.TIF by Linda Cicero via SALLIE Performing America: The Broadway Musical Thomas Grey Music Spring
Perspectives on the Good Life Lee Yearley Religious Studies Spring
http://www.fact.co.uk/media/55667578/Blade-Runner-2.jpg Philosophy and Science Fiction Rosa Cao Philosophy Autumn
Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence John Etchemendy Philosophy Winter
Physics in the 21st Century Chao-Lin Kuo Physics Autumn
Twenty-dollar bills are counted and packaged for future missions at the Camp Taqaddum Disbursing office June 29, 2006. by Sgt. Enrique Diaz, Wikipedia. Public domain photo. Public Policy and Personal Finance Gregory Rosston Economics Spring
Twenty-dollar bills are counted and packaged for future missions at the Camp Taqaddum Disbursing office June 29, 2006. by Sgt. Enrique Diaz, Wikipedia. Public domain photo. Public Policy and Personal Finance Gregory Rosston Public Policy Program Spring
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Qubits. Public Domain image. Quantum Information: Visions and Emerging Technologies Monika Schleier-Smith Physics Winter
Keith Haring: Red Dog for Landois, 1987, Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm. Queer Sculpture Terry Berlier Art & Art History Spring
woman with a superimposed pride colors projection Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art Richard Meyer Art & Art History Autumn
Religion, Ecology and Environmental Ethics Ariel Evan Mayse Religious Studies Autumn
Electricity demand in a year by tai viinikka via Flickr Riding the Data Wave Chiara Sabatti Statistics Autumn
PUBLIC ART- SETANTA WALL BY DESMOND KINNEY. Photo by William Murphy, Flickr. Saints, Warriors, Queens, and Cows Richard Martin Classics Spring
Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi Classics Winter
Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Winter
Science in the News Hans Andersen Chemistry Autumn
Data science. By Gerd Altmann [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons. Science of Information Tsachy Weissman
Ayfer Ozgur
Electrical Engineering Autumn
Group of swans on a river. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Scientific Method and Bias John P.A. Ioannidis Medicine Winter
A billboard encouraging secrecy amongst Oak Ridge workers during the World War II Manhattan Project. The date is Dec. 31, 1943. Dept. of Energy archives. By James E. Westcott [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Secrecy James Jacobs Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Winter
Woman holding mirror. Photo by Mathieu Stern on Unsplash Self Theories Carol Dweck Psychology Autumn
Sensory Ecology of Marine Animals Stuart Thompson Biology Autumn
Shakespeare and Performance in a Global Context Patricia Parker Comparative Literature Spring
Sign in Athens, Greece. Social Bias and Earwitness Memory Meghan Sumner Linguistics Summer
Mexico City. Palacio de Bellas Artes: Mural "El Hombre en la encrucijada" ( 1934 ) by Diego Rivera (part). By Wolfgang Sauber [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Socialism vs. Capitalism: Russian and American Writers’ Responses Yuliya Ilchuk Slavic Languages and Literature Autumn
Vintage globe with Europe in focus State-Building Stephen Krasner Political Science Autumn
Wikipedia image. Artist's concept of Deep Impact prior to its planned collision with comet Tempel 1. Surviving Space Sigrid Close Aeronautics & Astronautics Spring
Binary Abacus, Wikipedia. Technologies of Civilization: Writing, Numbers, and Money Reviel Netz Classics Autumn
Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science. by: Johan Bollen, Herbert Van de Sompel, Aric Hagberg, Luis Bettencourt, Ryan Chute, Marko A. Rodriguez, Lyudmila Balakireva. PLoS ONE, Vol. 4, No. 3. (11 March 2009), e4803. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0004803. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ The Aesthetics of Data Jonathan Berger Music Autumn
The Archaeological Imagination Michael Shanks Archaeology Summer
The Archaeological Imagination Michael Shanks Classics Summer
The Artist in Ancient Greek Society Jody Maxmin Art & Art History Spring
The Artist in Ancient Greek Society Jody Maxmin Classics Spring
Gangsters The Ethical Gangster: How to be Moral, How to be Good—Mafia Style Blakey Vermeule English Summer
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman American Studies Autumn
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity Autumn
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Autumn
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman History Autumn
factory smoke in china The Global Warming Paradox Noah Diffenbaugh Earth Systems Program Autumn
Adults in a classroom holding up individual American flags The Immigrant Experience in Everyday Life Tomas Jimenez Sociology Summer
Great Expectations frontispiece The Literature of Adoption Margaret Phelan English Autumn
Great Expectations frontispiece The Literature of Adoption Margaret Phelan Theater and Performance Studies Autumn
Photo of a technician at the Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory washing arrays used in DNA genotyping and sequencing. The Living Genome: Implications for Biology and Beyond Jonathan Pollack Pathology Winter
King Kong movie poster, Italian, Flickr. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) The Missing Link Jessica Riskin History Autumn
Colorful confetti falling down against a teal backdrop The Psychology of Stoked: An Investigation of the Art and Science of Joy and the Exploration of Happiness Daryn Reicherter
Shashank V. Joshi, MD, FAAP, DFAACAP
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Winter
The Space Mission to Europa Dustin Schroeder Geophysics Autumn
Capitol Building by mrgarethm via Flickr The U.S. Congress in Historical and Comparative Perspective Gary Cox Political Science Autumn
Image of person's hands using a tablet. The Wireless World, and the Data You Leak John M. Pauly Electrical Engineering Winter
The Famous Lemaire Channel by SF Brit via Flickr The Worst Journey in the World: the Science, Literature, and History of Polar Exploration Rob Dunbar Geological Sciences Autumn
The Famous Lemaire Channel by SF Brit via Flickr The Worst Journey in the World: the Science, Literature, and History of Polar Exploration Rob Dunbar Earth System Science Autumn
The Famous Lemaire Channel by SF Brit via Flickr The Worst Journey in the World: the Science, Literature, and History of Polar Exploration Rob Dunbar Earth Systems Program Autumn
by Toni Gauthier vis SALLIE,  ArtsImmersionNYC13-012.jpg Theatrical Wonders from Shakespeare to Mozart Blair Hoxby English Autumn
Things About Stuff Thomas Lee Electrical Engineering Winter
Thinking about Photographs Terry Castle English Spring
War and Peace by Jayel Aheram via Flickr Thinking About War Mark Lewis History Summer
Antigone by UCI UC Irvine via Flickr To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent Rush Rehm Classics Autumn
Antigone by UCI UC Irvine via Flickr To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent Rush Rehm Theater and Performance Studies Autumn
Understanding Children's Health Disparities Donald Barr Pediatrics Winter
The Raspberry Pi 3, a low-cost single-board computer manufactured by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Public domain image. Using Bits to Control Atoms Dawson Engler Computer Science Summer
Phytoplankton - the foundation of the oceanic food chain. Using Physics to Explain Biology: Mechanistic Approaches to Plankton Ecology Mark Denny Biology Autumn
Cat surfing a kitchen counter. Veterinary Diseases: And that’s why cats should never eat garlic! Jose Vilches-Moure Comparative Medicine Summer
In the Blue by A bloke called Jerm via Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharkbait/2992242065/in/photolist-5yq2jr-a6t1s2-6KTebx-9isr32-9ifn8P-4op1Ns-iJypH4-iMckeZ-iMcoxx-iMe9qQ-oUsBnT-iJAmwj-pcPmKt-iMckfR-iMcket-iQ1f1g-iQ32Wm-iQ39QS-iQ32RG-iMgmuN-8uY4yL-6mjQ7D-4op1WW-a5Z57G-fEpKoj-a5Z57A-a6t1rB-a6SnYG-a6t1s6-ATNmR-eJckgX-bcE9tv-9Gy5Bb-fChLQ2-ooBGVC-fCzmU7-a7cuq1-egijS5-eFXPSD-6moVsh-fCzmUd-6moWCs-6moXoo-6jeCks-6moVTu-6moXHW-6mjPPz-85HS9y-a6SnYj-5A2Th4 Views of a Changing Sea: Literature and Science William Gilly Biology Spring
Visible Bodies: Black Female Authors and the Politics of Publishing in Africa Joel Cabrita History Winter
Visions of Paradise: Garden Design Virginia Walbot Biology Spring
"Iceberg 2 1997 08 07" by Ansgar Walk - photo taken by Ansgar Walk. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iceberg_2_1997_08_07.jpg#/media/File:Iceberg_2_1997_08_07.jpg Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with Your Unconscious Hans Steiner Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Winter