The University of Texas at Austin
School of Undergraduate Studies
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Signature Courses (UGS 302) are small, 18-student classes that offer first-year students the opportunity to interact closely with a faculty member and their peers through class discussion. These courses have an expansive array of topics taught by faculty from almost every college and school at the university. In these seminar-format classes, students acquire knowledge through the symbiotic relationship of interdisciplinary study. For example, science will inform your interpretation of a painting and vice versa, or you will see how law, foreign policy, marketing, and education all influence the economy. Information literacy and research will play a major role in the fulfillment of the course’s Writing flag. Seminars also introduce you to the resources of the university and assist you in identifying interesting subjects for further research and