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With L&S First-Year Pathways, you can take a thematically-linked “cluster,” which consists of a central hub course and two “wing” courses linked by a common theme. The “hub” courses are small, seminar-like settings and the “wing” courses are large lecture courses, it’s important to note that you’ll experience all three courses with the same small group of 25 students in a discussion section. All three courses will fulfill separate L&S breadth requirements, so you can move forward with degree progress from your first semester.
In this brief, two-minute video, Executive Dean Jennifer Johnson-Hanks shares the benefits of L&S First-Year Pathways in greater detail.