The First Year Seminar is a small, writing-intensive class for first-year students, taught by a faculty member who is passionate about the topic. Students take a single First Year Seminar, usually in their first semester; there is no residential component.
The Liberal Arts Scholars Program (LASP) offers the chance to dive deep into a particular area of interest, by taking one or two courses per term together as a small cohort in both the fall and spring semesters of your first year. There are six separate programs available, in the arts, earth/environment, humanities, life sciences, social sciences, and world languages. This is a residential program, housed near the heart of campus.