In 1989, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) introduced its Freshman Seminar Program, which was designed to give students the opportunity to study a topic in depth, while satisfying some portion of the All-University Liberal Education Requirements. The seminars were small discussion classes (maximum enrollment of 20) taught by faculty selected for their commitment to and interest in undergraduate teaching. The courses had no prerequisite and did not presume any special knowledge about the topics covered. They emphasized class discussion, critical reading of original literature, and practice in writing and argument. They were open to all freshman students and were not considered Honors classes. The courses covered a variety of subjects including technology, the history and art of animation, and environmental and political issues.
Freshman Seminars Program (1989-current)