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Kaplan Scholars Courses

The Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program is an exciting and intensive four-course program for first-year Weinberg College students, dedicated to the idea that the liberal arts form the cornerstone of university education as well as of civic responsibility. The program is a series of team-taught lecture and first-year seminar courses that take up a broad humanistic theme from multiple perspectives, traversing the boundaries of academic disciplines as well as those of geography, culture, and historical periods.

How it works

During fall and winter quarters, Kaplan Scholars meet four days a week in two paired courses: 1) a lecture course with all 48 students that is team-taught on Mondays and Wednesdays by three professors from different disciplines, and 2) a linked first-year seminar that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays with one of the team professors and one-third of the Kaplan Scholars.

Students in the Kaplan Scholars program thus receive a total of four course credits (for two courses in the fall, and two courses in the winter) in their first year at Northwestern.

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