In addition to the week's lectures, most humanities and social
sciences classes meet weekly in small sections
known as precepts. Precepts provide an open forum for
discussing and clarifying the material covered in the week's
lectures and readings. They
include 8 to 15 students and are led by the course's
professor, another member of the faculty, or a specially
For more information about the preceptorial system, please see "Inspired Conversations: The Princeton Precept."