July 12, 2021

Explore Freshman Seminars in the Arts

During the course of study at Princeton, undergraduate students discover new ideas, new fields of knowledge, and the adventure of learning. First-year students have a unique opportunity to begin their Princeton journey with a Freshman Seminar, working closely with an instructor and a small group of fellow students on a topic of special interest. The Freshman Seminar program is designed to provide students an early opportunity to learn about a number of extraordinary topics, discover new intellectual passions, and form enduring relationships with faculty members and fellow students.

This fall, nine Lewis Center faculty members from the Programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts will lead Freshman Seminars on topics in the arts:

  • FRS 101 — “Afronaut Ascension: A Creative Exploration of Afrofuturism & the Avant Garde” taught by Shariffa Ali
  • FRS 143 —  “Is Politics a Performance” taught by Aaron Landsman
  • FRS 147 — “How People Change the Short Story and Life’s Transitions” with Sheila M. Kohler
  • FRS 169 — “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Wisdom of Crowds” led by Susanna P. Moore
  • FRS 173 — “First Year Painting Studio Seminar” with Pamela E. Lins
  • FRS 174 — “Drawing Data” taught by Tim Szetela
  • FRS 175 — “Performance and Photography” with Jenny Calivas
  • FRS 187 — “ACTING against Oppression: Notes from the other América” taught by Vivia Font
  • FRS 195 — “Stillness” led by Aynsley Vandenbroucke

Each Freshman Seminar requires an application. Applications for fall-term Freshman Seminars are open through Monday, July 19 at 12:00 noon (EDT). After the initial deadline, students may be able to apply for or enroll in a Freshman Seminar until the course is filled.

See all Freshman Seminars offered for Fall 2021 »



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