Harney, Room 240
Phone: (415) 422-6373
Vincent Pizzuto, Director
First-Year Seminars are designed to add a unique and
challenging dimension to the freshman experience at USF. The seminar
format allows freshmen to participate in the kind of class setting
generally recognized to be one of the most educationally effective of
Freshmen from any School or College may enroll in a seminar
which is included in their full-time course load for a given semester.
Seminars cover a wide variety of topics.
Enrollment in each seminar is limited to 16 students, which
enables students to have a close working relationship with the faculty
member. The faculty member will assist seminar students in career
planning, academic advising, and curriculum planning. The context of the
seminars will facilitate conversation between freshmen and faculty. In
each seminar, freshmen will be provided with opportunities to learn
skills crucial to learning: analysis, synthesis, and communication
skills (listening, speaking, writing, group discussion skills, and the
sharing of abstract ideas). The First-Year Seminars have three
prerequisites: a lively curiosity, a willingness to learn, and an
eagerness to participate in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.
For more information, please contact the Administrative