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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.


2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Common Experience theme is Dynamics.

American Like Me
Reflections on Life Between Cultures

edited by America Ferrera

New York: Gallery Books, 2018


First-year students will receive free access to the digital eBook in August 2020.

Outstanding University Seminar Faculty Award Winners

Dr. Kambra Bolch and faculty award winner Dana Holmes

Dana Holmes

2019

Dr. Kambra Bolch and faculty award winner Amanda Scott

Amanda Scott

2018

Keith Needham and Dr. Kambra Bolch

Keith Needham

2017