This course introduces first-year students to the potential for gaining a truly rich undergraduate education at the University of Utah. The course is based 50% on students’ participation in seminar-style discussions about the meaning, purpose and benefits of pursuing an undergraduate education anchored in the liberal arts and sciences—whatever a student’s major may be. Readings will include texts that address ways of knowing, including history, science, religion, etc. The other 50% of the course will be devoted to visits with some of the University’s most distinguished scholars and teachers, representing widely different academic and professional fields. Students are required to prepare for all class sessions by mastering the assigned readings and writing systematically in a reflective journal. Students are encouraged to take initiative in helping to share this seminar experience.