First-Year Seminars

Create a community of learners.

New scholarship recipients participate in scholars-only seminars during their first two semesters at UNI. Seminars are designed to challenge first-year scholars academically while also giving them an unique opportunity to establish themselves as a community of learners. 

The two credit seminars count toward the honors designation and are applied as electives toward university graduation requirements.

First-Year Seminar Topics

American Environments

Dr. Jeffrey Schraffenberger, Department of Languages & Literatures


Language Development, Brain & Society

Dr. Ken Bleile, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Living a Life of Meaning

Dr. Emily Machen, Department of History