College of Arts and Science Seminars
Director of College Honors ProgramsProfessor Wendy Suzuki
The College of Arts and Science is one of the most diverse communities anywhere—an exciting, sophisticated center in one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Our mission is to prepare students to be thought leaders and successful global citizens. We do this by creating unique academic opportunities for student and faculty engagement that emphasize research and scholarly communication.
The College’s first-year seminars (a graduation requirement and part of the College Core Curriculum) and advanced honors seminars (electives for sophomores, juniors, and—if space permits—seniors) place students in small classes with first-rate instructors to study topics that have the potential to change how we think and how we work. As such, they are ideal gateways for the intellectually stimulating discussions we aim to foster. They challenge students and faculty to engage intensively within and beyond their fields of study, and they inspire intellectual responsibility toward the scholarly community and the wider world.