Learning and Living Seminars

Students who are interested in living with other students from one of their classes this fall should definitely enroll in one of the four Learning and Living seminars. This cool program, in its second year at Wesleyan, allows students to more easily continue discussions outside the classroom and collaborate on course assignments.  It also means that you go into the classroom knowing the other students with whom you will be working.  Students will be housed in first-year appropriate housing, some of which are also home to sophomores.  The 2009-2010 Learning & Living Seminars are COL130 “Thinking Animals,”  PHIL218 “Personal Identity & Choice,” RELI381 “Religions Resist Modernity,” and THEA170 “American Playwright Performed.”

All the First Year Initiative seminars, with their small enrollments (no more than 19), offer the opportunity for intensive and in-depth discussions and interesting coursework for first-year students only.  The Learning and Living seminars offer students the additional benefit of being housed together.

Faculty and Student Advising Handbook

This summer, as you think about which courses you will be enrolling in after you arrive at Wesleyan in September, please take time to carefully review the Faculty and Student Advising Handbook. The Handbook is designed to help you achieve your educational goals by providing advice on how to get the most out of your relationship with your faculty advisor as you build your program of study over the course of your Wesleyan career. The Handbook also provides information about academic departments and programs, graduation requirements, study abroad, the major declaration process, academic support services for students, and the procedures of the Honor Board and the Student Judicial Board.