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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.


Outstanding University Seminar Faculty Award Winners

2018:  Amanda Scott

2017:  Keith Needham


2018-2019 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 2018-2019 Common Experience theme is Innovation.

The Runaway Species
How Human Creativity Remakes the World

by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman


New York: Catapult, 2017
Paperback edition, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-948226-03-5
296 pages