Signature Courses create a classroom environment where first-year students can interact with faculty regarding intellectual topics of mutual interest and can engage in shared inquiry and the practice of reasoning. Signature courses are structured around writing, oral communication and information literacy. The small size and interdisciplinary nature of signature courses foster exploration and scholarly exchange among students and with the instructor. Students enrolled in a signature course become active members of ASU’s intellectual community through the Faculty Lecture Series.
Taught by tenured and experienced tenure-track faculty from almost every ASU academic department, signature courses cover an array of topics, allowing first-year students to interact with their professors and classmates, investigate contemporary or interdisciplinary issues, or simply explore a major.