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University Seminar

University Seminar is a course designed to help meet transitional needs of new Texas State University students. The course encourages reflection upon the value and nature of a university education, as well as helping students to develop strategies for life-long learning. Course content includes class discussion, student participation, and involvement in the university community. University departments, speakers, and events are commonly used resources for US 1100.


2019-2020 Common Reading Book

As part of the Common Experience, we provide all new first-year students with a Common Reading book related to the year's theme. Students and faculty discuss the book in University Seminar classes. Our 2019-2020 Common Experience theme is Truth.

What the Eyes Don't See
A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

New York: One World, 2018
Paperback edition, February 2019


First-year students receive a free copy at New Student Orientation.
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Outstanding University Seminar Faculty Award Winners

2018:  Amanda Scott

2017:  Keith Needham