"Exploring the Liberal Arts" is a course for entering students, particularly those who are excited to be here but uncertain of where to start their explorations. It provides an introduction to the intellectual landscape of the College of Letters & Science, the campus's liberal arts college. Guest speakers, drawn largely from the faculty and recent graduates of L&S, will shed light on the nature and attractions of their disciplines. The ultimate goal of the course is to transform students into informed participants in their own educational experiences at Berkeley.

The fall version, L&S 1W, is a hybrid course: the guest speakers' video presentations are all viewed online, and only the discussion sections meet in person. L&S W1 is offered in the summer, and is fully online. Both versions are designed to give new freshmen the best start possible.

Fall 1W
Sample Syllabus

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Summer W1
Sample Syllabus

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