The Signature Course Initiative supports the development of new courses of grand scope and size that introduce students to the enduring questions that the liberal arts and sciences disciplines within the modern research university address, particularly as they pertain to the challenges of the 21st century our students will face. These courses are central to the Core Curriculum.

The SAS Signature Course Initiative brings together primarily first and second year students with “our most eloquent and demanding faculty from across the disciplinary spectrum,” to make the world of ideas tangible for our students and ignite the transformative process that characterizes liberal arts and sciences education.