Selecting your first-year writing seminar

The Academic Inquiry Seminar self-selection process involves reading an article, writing a response to it,  and answering questions related to your reading and writing experiences. This process empowers first-year students to select a seminar that best suits their needs as college-level writers and thinkers. You will be provided with materials to help you make this decision, including descriptions of the courses available to you, a questionnaire about your writing and reading experience, and a writing sample that you self-assess with criteria provided to you. It is important that you complete this in order to be able to register for courses in November. 

You will not be able to register for classes until you complete this required Roadmap item.

You will see a hold in your schedule for a three-credit hour class: AIQS 851S. This is to remind you to leave room in your schedule for your writing seminar. If you select a Foundations Seminar or a Seminar for Non-Native Speakers of English, the Writing Program will enroll you into a section that fits into your weekly schedule. If you select a Topical Seminar,  you will return to your Roadmap and follow a new link to a list of topics that you can choose from. You will identify several preferred topics, and the Writing Program will enroll you in one of those topics