What is an Introductory Seminar?
Introductory Seminars, sponsored by VPUE Stanford Introductory Studies, offer small-group courses taught by esteemed faculty to freshmen 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 writing requirements (Write 2). Freshmen, sophomores and first-year transfer students are invited to apply to any of the introductory seminars, beginning August 1. Faculty select their class list from among the students who apply.