What is an Introductory Seminar?
Introductory Seminars, sponsored by VPUE Stanford Introductory Studies, offer small-group courses taught by esteemed faculty to frosh and sophomores. They are offered in a wide range of disciplines, in more than sixty departments and programs and all seven schools of the university. Many fulfill general education, Ways, or university writing requirements (Write 2). First-year students, sophomores and first-year transfer students sign up for Introductory Seminars, submitting a statement of interest for their first-ranked seminar, beginning in August. Faculty select their class list from the students who sign up.