Brown College Interdisciplinary Seminar

Brown College Interdisciplinary Seminar

Although it will not be offered in the Fall 2024 semester, INST 2570, the Brown College Interdisciplinary Seminar, has previously provided Brown College students with a foundational experience rooted in reading and discussion alongside residential peers.  Readings for the course were selected from Virginia Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and other magazines and journals, made available to students free of charge via Collab. They included essays, photography, film, and criticism.  The assignments were chosen specifically in response to students’ interests.

In addition to readings and discussion, seminar students received credit for attending events in the University or Charlottesville communities.  A weekly list of eligible events details academic, arts, music, theater, and community opportunities: concerts, films, plays, museum openings or exhibits, literary readings, and lectures.

Guest speakers and Visiting Resident Fellows were regular features of the seminar. For details on these programs, see the Speakers Series page.