The Academic Experience
Freshman Scholars take two full, credit-bearing courses that count towards graduation requirements: "Ways of Knowing" (HUM 250/STC 250) and a course in quantitative reasoning.
In Summer 2014, we will offer two different courses in quantitative reasoning: "Visualizing Data" (POL 245), a course for students who are interested in the humanities or social sciences or who have not yet studied calculus; and "Problem Solving in Mathematics" (APC 151), an intensive introduction to calculus-based mathematical modeling featuring techniques useful for those who intend to pursue study in the physical, health, or social sciences.
All FSI courses are taught by members of the Princeton faculty; they immerse students in common Princeton teaching and learning situations--from small seminars to large lectures--and give them an opportunity to enter scholarly conversations, collaborate to solve problems, and produce original research.
In addition to academic courses, co-curricular workshops introduce students to campus resources and help them to enhance their learning strategies. Writing Center Fellows are available to consult with Scholars as they draft and revise papers for "Ways of Knowing," and Scholars work collaboratively with their peers (tutors and fellow Scholars) on problem-solving assignments in mathematics.