Common Book seminars are small, discussion-based courses developed around themes from this year's UW Common Book. The seminars are designed for first- and second-year students. They promise lively discussion around contemporary issues, and deep insight in to the life and writings of the author. All seminars are 1 credit and meet for 50 minutes a week.
Each year, a new book is chosen. The course introduces freshmen to the college-level process of academic inquiry. There are lectures held once a quarter that are more in- depth of the topics discussed in the common book, but these are optional to attend. Nothing is mandatory, not even reading the book. However, it is recommended. To learn more visit the Common Book Seminars website.