Each Freshman Seminar gives you the opportunity to study a topic in depth while earning credit in the General Education Core (GEC) or to fulfill the College Additional Requirements (CAR). The seminars are small discussion classes taught by faculty selected for their commitment and interest in undergraduate teaching. The seminars have no prerequisites and do not presume any special knowledge about the topics to be covered. The seminars emphasize class discussion, critical reading of original literature (rather than textbooks), and practice in writing and argument. Although some are Honors classes, other sections are open to all freshmen; however, they are challenging courses, intended for students who plan to take their education seriously.