First Year Programs

Courses for First Year (Freshman and Transfer) Students

Connect to faculty and staff and build community with your peers. Specifically for first-year students, these courses provide a setting for engaging discussion between students and the instructor and are particularly appropriate for students who are interested in a specific topic. 

Select the "i" icon to read about why a  first-year student should take the course. 

If you are a UW faculty or staff member and want your course listed on this page, please complete our form.


  • Freshman
  • Transfer
  • All First-Year


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