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First-Year Studies is now accepting proposals for 129 Freshman Seminars to be offered during the spring 2016 semester.

These seminars are designed to connect students with UT faculty through an engaging topic early in their academic career. Each seminar has no more than eighteen students. Students are encouraged to choose seminar titles and faculty that could benefit their career goals and interests. Recent seminars have included the Science of Basketball Shooting, Race in the Media, and Fast and Furious: The Robin Hoods of Modern Times.

These 1-credit seminars are small, discussion-based courses that allow the professor to design a class around a topic of personal interest. Faculty must be tenured or tenure-track. Faculty receive research stipends for their participation in the program.

Faculty who want to learn more are invited to a reception with past, current, and prospective FYS129 faculty. The reception will take place at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 2, in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Avenue.

RSVP for the reception.