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First-Year Seminars

First-Year Foundation Seminar Courses

Trinity College offers several seminar courses intended to enhance the academic role the College plays in the lives of our undergraduates, especially our first-year students. Available to all Faculty of Arts & Science students, these first-year foundation seminar credit courses are approved by the Faculty of Arts & Science and do not have prerequisites. The seminars are designed to provide the opportunity to work closely with an instructor in a class of no more than 25 students. These interactive seminars are intended to stimulate students’ curiosity and provide an opportunity to get to know a member of the professorial staff in a seminar environment during the first year of study. The first-year foundation seminars are complementary to the First-Year Learning Communities (FLC) Program, and Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program.

Why should I take a first year foundations course at Trinity College?

  • Participate actively in small-group discussions
  • Learn to think critically and to communicate clearly
  • Study with Trinity faculty – scholars with a strong interest in teaching first-year students
  • Build a community – get to know other first-year students

2023-2024 First-Year Foundation Seminar Courses

Please note: In the event of discrepancies in program requirements and course offerings between this website and the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar, the Calendar shall take precedence.

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