First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars SHAPE Courses

SHAPE courses taught in the First-Year Seminars format are an exciting small, innovative classes that reflect instructor’s intellectual interests. These small once-in-a-lifetime courses promote intellectual exchange, critical thinking, and community.

  • Typical FYS courses are 1 or 2 units; however all SHAPE courses are 2 units.
  • FYS courses are capped at 19 students each.
  • Pass/No Pass or letter-graded.
  • Can be taken by any undergraduate, although first-year students are given the first opportunity to register.