Ithaca Seminars

Academic challenge and transition to college

Ithaca Seminars are the gateway to the new Integrative Core Curriculum. All students will enroll in one of our exciting interdisciplinary liberal arts courses designed especially for first-year students. We believe that enrolling in an Ithaca Seminar is an excellent way to start off your college career. The courses are academically engaging with an additional emphasis on transition to college issues. All seminars get involved in a plethora of activities and opportunities to introduce you to IC’s bounty of events, student groups, and academic and community services.

The Goals of the Ithaca Seminar Program

  • Offer first-year students an intellectual liberal arts experience in a small class setting;
  • Provide a classroom experience where students will learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view;
  • Introduce students to the Integrative Core Curriculum and their electronic portfolio;
  • Connect learning with other aspects of academic and college life to help first year students make a successful transition to college.

For more information about the Integrative Core, please click here.

Please contact Shaianne Osterreich, Interim ICSM Program Coordinator for the Ithaca Seminar Program, if you have any questions.