A Bridge to Knowledge: Bowdoin’s First-Year Seminars

Prof. Tess Chakkalakal's first-year seminar, Fictions of Freedom, in Massachusetts Hall

Prof. Tess Chakkalakal’s first-year seminar, Fictions of Freedom, in Massachusetts Hall

Along with orientation trips, orientation week, and the experience of sleeping in Farley Field House with 500 or so classmates, all incoming students at Bowdoin participate in another communal experience, one that will perhaps become their most important.

Every student is required to enroll in one of the College’s first-year seminars, classes that are offered in a range of disciplines in the fall and spring. They are limited to 16 students and are designed to help first-years make the intellectual leap from high school to college. Read more about Bowdoin’s first-year seminars.

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