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Winter Quarter: tba

Spring Quarter: tba

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Choose up to three courses per quarter and complete a separate essay. Submissions for any quarter may be done up to the quarterly deadlines. 
  2. Can't locate the course? The catalog has different information? Changes happen, so review the Seminar Changes page for the most recent updates.
  3. Take a moment to prepare a thoughtful response to the essay question. More information on the essay question can be found below. For feedback about your essay, consider using the resources at the Hume Center.
  4. The save button will submit your essay. You will receive a confirmation email and may return to the course site to edit or update your submitted essay until the deadline. If you submit an essay to more than one seminar in a given quarter, you must rank your choices.
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Preview - Essay Question

Please write a short essay of no more than 350 words explaining why you should be admitted to this seminar. Think about these questions: "What sparked your interest?" and "What do you think you could contribute to the seminar?" Among the possible topics to consider in forming your response: previous academic experience; personal and cultural background; long-term or recently discovered interests; desire to explore a new field; community service; hobbies or other activities, etc. Be specific, give details that illustrate your points, and use full sentences in a unified presentation.

More Information on the Essay Question:

  • A few seminars may have additional course-specific questions. 
  • Consider a short statement of interest that will convey as clearly and poignantly as possible why you selected the seminar and what you would contribute to the class.