Seminars for First-Year Students, A-Z

Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Department Quarter
Image of a tornado tearing through a town. How to make a tornado (and other flows in the atmosphere and ocean) Leif Thomas Earth System Science Spring
3D Printed Aerospace Structures Debbie Senesky Aeronautics & Astronautics Spring
Ida B. Wells and family, still from youtube video African American Women's Lives Allyson Hobbs African and African-American Studies Winter
Ida B. Wells and family, still from youtube video African American Women's Lives Allyson Hobbs American Studies Winter
Ida B. Wells and family, still from youtube video African American Women's Lives Allyson Hobbs Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity Winter
Ida B. Wells and family, still from youtube video African American Women's Lives Allyson Hobbs Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Winter
Ida B. Wells and family, still from youtube video African American Women's Lives Allyson Hobbs History Winter
Cat surfing a kitchen counter. And that’s why cats should never eat garlic! Jose Vilches-Moure Comparative Medicine Spring
Meerkats Animal Behavior: Sex, Death, and Sometimes Food! Joseph Garner Comparative Medicine Autumn
Meerkats Animal Behavior: Sex, Death, and Sometimes Food! Joseph Garner Comparative Medicine Spring
Kingfisher. Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash Animal Poems 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
A watercolor painting of colorful coronavirus shaped particles. Art and COVID-19: A Health Humanities Perspective Laura Wittman French and Italian Winter
IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano
Linda Uyechi
Music Spring
IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano
Linda Uyechi
Asian American Studies Spring
Barred windows in Newark NJ with ‘Belong’ written above them. Belonging in a Diverse Society Greg Walton Psychology Autumn
Poster for Marvel film, Black Panther. Black Panther, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar Comparative Literature Autumn
Poster for Marvel film, Black Panther. Black Panther, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity Autumn
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
Indigenous art from Australia. Depicting two people in a landscape. "Indigenous art, Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, NT, Australia" by Geoff Whalan is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Catching up with Traditional Ecological Knowledge Tadashi Fukami Biology Spring
Graph of income inequality from Mother Jones. "inequality-averagehouseholdincome" by Vince_Lamb is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 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 Art & Art History Autumn
Winnie-the-Pooh chapter "Christopher Robin leads an expedition". Google art project. Public Domain Childish Enthusiasms and Perishable Manias Scott Bukatman Film & Media Studies Autumn
Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, United States City, Space, Literature Ato Quayson English Winter
Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, United States City, Space, Literature Ato Quayson Urban Studies Program Winter
Movie still of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate (1967), directed by Mike Nichols. Coming-of-Age Movies Karla Oeler Art & Art History Spring
Movie still of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate (1967), directed by Mike Nichols. Coming-of-Age Movies Karla Oeler Film & Media Studies Spring
Baby elephant being bottle fed. 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
A computer screen with colorful graphs and charts. Data-Driven Decisions and Discovery Jennifer Widom Computer Science Spring
Photo of space, a planet, and a NASA vehicle. Designing Science Fiction Planets Sonia Tikoo-Schantz Geological Sciences Spring
Photo of space, a planet, and a NASA vehicle. Designing Science Fiction Planets Sonia Tikoo-Schantz Geophysics 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 Autumn
Cicero Denounces Catiline, Wikipedia. Eloquence Personified: How To Speak Like Cicero Christopher Krebs Classics Winter
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 Winter
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 Spring
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
An organized array of various computer parts. From the Internet for People to the Internet of Things Fouad Tobagi Electrical Engineering Winter
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 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 Winter
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
Hormones in a Performance-Enhanced Society Andrew R. Hoffman, M.D. Medicine Winter
How Beliefs Create Reality Alia Crum Psychology Spring
How to Start Your Own Country: Sovereignty and State-Formation in Modern History Steven Press History 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
Oil on canvas, 1888 by William Powell Frith. Public Domain Income and Wealth Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present Walter Scheidel Classics Autumn
Oil on canvas, 1888 by William Powell Frith. Public Domain Income and Wealth Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present Walter Scheidel History Autumn
Photo of Ballet 22 dancer. Photo by Genevieve Parker. Intersectionality and the Politics of Ballet Janice Ross Theater and Performance Studies 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
Photo of the Pump Rooms in Bath, England, often mentioned in Jane Austen novels. Jane Austen's Fiction Alex Woloch English 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
National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Alabama. Just Feelings Roanne Kantor English Spring
US Border Fence Justice across Borders Leif Wenar Philosophy Spring
Language by Jurek d. via Flickr Languages, Dialects, Speakers Arto Anttila Linguistics Spring
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
Roman mosaic depicting a comedy scene from the so-called Villa of Cicero in Pompeii 1st century CE Making Fun of History: Insults, Mockery and Abuse Language in Antiquity Hans Bork Classics Winter
Maps in the Modern World Kären Wigen History Spring
Portrait of Mark Twain ca. 1905 owned by the Mark Twain Library in Redding CT. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Mark Twain and American Culture Shelley Fisher Fishkin English Autumn
Portrait of Mark Twain ca. 1905 owned by the Mark Twain Library in Redding CT. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Mark Twain and American Culture Shelley Fisher Fishkin American Studies Autumn
Colorful image of smart phone talking with a data cloud. Mathematical Mindsets - The Interplay of Identity & Knowledge in Learning & Life Jo Boaler School of Education Autumn
Welder at work with smoke and sparks. Metalheads of Modern Science Leora Dresselhaus-Marais Materials Science & Engineering Autumn
Montage of an image of neurons, captured using a confocal microscop. Neurons and nuclei shown. Mitochondrial Transport and Function in Neuronal Health and Death Xinnan Wang Neurosurgery Autumn
Neuronal Activity, DARPA. Wikipedia, courtesy of Massachusetts General Hospital and Draper Labs. Neuroforecasting Brian Knutson Psychology Winter
Line drawing of Nietzsche. SPDP Nietzsche and the Search for Meaning Matthew Smith German Studies Autumn
Ocean Conservation: Pathways to Solutions Larry Crowder Biology 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 Spring
Outside of the Broadway theater for Hamilton. Performing America: The Broadway Musical Thomas Grey Music Spring
Perspectives on the Good Life Lee Yearley Religious Studies Spring
Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence John Etchemendy Philosophy Winter
Physics in the 21st Century Savas Dimopoulos Physics Winter
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 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 Public Policy Program Autumn
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Qubits. Public Domain image. Quantum Information: Visions and Emerging Technologies Monika Schleier-Smith Physics Spring
Keith Haring: Red Dog for Landois, 1987, Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm. Queer Sculpture Terry Berlier Art & Art History Autumn
White and black busts dating to antiquity, on display in a museum. Race, Blackness, Antiquity Sarah Derbew Classics Spring
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, United Kingdom Randomness: Computational and Philosophical Approaches Mary Wootters
Thomas Icard
Computer Science Winter
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, United Kingdom Randomness: Computational and Philosophical Approaches Mary Wootters
Thomas Icard
Philosophy Winter
Religion in Anime and Manga Michaela Mross Religious Studies Winter
Russia in the Early Modern European Imagination Nancy Kollmann History Spring
Science in the News Hans Andersen Chemistry Autumn
BMC Labs at TIFF Bell Lightbox by Canadian Film Center via Flickr Science of the Impossible Jennifer Dionne Materials Science & Engineering Spring
Group of swans on a river. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Scientific Method and Bias John P.A. Ioannidis Medicine Winter
Audio by Sergiu Bacioiu via Flickr Sculpting with Sounds, Images, and Words Jaroslaw Kapuscinski Music Autumn
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 R. Jacobs MD PhD Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Autumn
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 R. Jacobs MD PhD 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
Cover of Dicken's Bleak House overlaid with a photo of a production sign for the television series, The Wire. Serial Storytelling Michaela Bronstein English Autumn
Shakespeare and Performance in a Global Context Patricia Parker Comparative Literature Spring
Social Networks Mark Granovetter Sociology Winter
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
Statue of Stalin (defaced) in front of Gulag memorial in Moscow. Stalin's Terror: Causes, Crimes, Consequences Norman Naimark History Autumn
The Artist in Ancient Greek Society Jody Maxmin Art & Art History Spring
The Artist in Ancient Greek Society Jody Maxmin Classics Spring
Whole painted eggs in the kitchen, expressing a spectrum of emotions from sadness to joy or madness. Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash The Cultural Shaping of Emotion Jeanne L. Tsai Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity Spring
Whole painted eggs in the kitchen, expressing a spectrum of emotions from sadness to joy or madness. Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash The Cultural Shaping of Emotion Jeanne L. Tsai Psychology Spring
factory smoke in china The Global Warming Paradox Noah Diffenbaugh Earth Systems Program Autumn
Funeral pyres by a river in India. The Good Death Anna Bigelow Religious Studies Autumn
Adults in a classroom holding up individual American flags The Immigrant Experience in Everyday Life Tomas Jimenez Sociology Spring
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
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Jody Bowie via Flickr The Meaning of Life: Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Religious Perspectives Thomas Sheehan Religious Studies Autumn
A plastic model of a brain and a large neuron The Neuroscience of Stress and Reward: Circuit Fundamentals of Emotional Arousal William Giardino Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Autumn
breathless still shots of smoking jean seberg. By torbakhopper on Flickr. The New Wave: How the French Reinvented Cinema Cecile Alduy French and Italian Autumn
A scientist performing a DNA sequencing test. The Personal Genomics Revolution: Focus on Mental Health Laramie Duncan Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 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
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Winter
"Place des Arènes" by Wolfgang Staudt, 2364003313_bb972c04b3_b via Flickr The Roman Empire: Its Grandeur and Fall Richard Saller Classics Autumn
"Place des Arènes" by Wolfgang Staudt, 2364003313_bb972c04b3_b via Flickr The Roman Empire: Its Grandeur and Fall Richard Saller History Autumn
The Science and Ethics of Personalized Genomic Medicine Hunter Fraser Biology Winter
Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, and Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet premier, on board the cruiser Ordzhonikidze, April 1956 (Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Photographs, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives) The Soviet Union and the World: Views from the Hoover Archives Norman Naimark History Winter
Capitol Building by mrgarethm via Flickr The U.S. Congress in Historical and Comparative Perspective Gary Cox Political Science Winter
The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson Jonathan Gienapp History 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 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
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
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 Autumn
War and Peace by Jayel Aheram via Flickr Thinking About War Mark Lewis History Winter
Antigone by UCI UC Irvine via Flickr To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent Rush Rehm Theater and Performance Studies Autumn
Antigone by UCI UC Irvine via Flickr To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent Rush Rehm Classics Autumn
Children standing under three American flags in Washington, DC. Understanding Children's Health Disparities Donald Barr Pediatrics Winter
"We accept food stamps" by Paul Sableman, Flickr. Understanding the Welfare System Thomas MaCurdy Economics Autumn
A puppet and a kangaroo fighting. Us and Them: The Psychology of Intergroup Relations Nir Halevy Graduate School of Business Spring
A puppet and a kangaroo fighting. Us and Them: The Psychology of Intergroup Relations Nir Halevy Organizational Behavior Spring
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 Autumn
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 Winter
"Female bluegrass band" by JS North - Sweet By and By. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Women Making Music Heather Hadlock Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Winter
"Female bluegrass band" by JS North - Sweet By and By. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Women Making Music Heather Hadlock Music Winter
"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