Georgetown College offers a range of exciting options for first-year students. In addition to the courses you will select from various departments, our faculty offer a number of first-year seminars. Each of these College seminars is designed to enhance learning and to build academic community from the start of your study at Georgetown.
In these small seminar classes, you will explore fascinating subjects: the goals of education, sacred spaces in Washington, DC, the role of science and technology in society, and the world of Shakespeare, among others. Some of the programs allow you to complete a number of your general education requirements
through the integrated study of four or five disciplines. Other seminars give you the opportunity to engage with outstanding faculty and your fellow students as you investigate ideas and expand your understanding of the world around you.
The first-year options appeal to different interests and learning styles—
the choice is yours.
Professor Jim Sandefur, chair of the Department of Mathematics, teaches Strategy for Games and Puzzles, an Ignatius Seminar.