Be curious! Choose the road less traveled. Often students feel that they must select a seminar that seems to align with a prospective major. While this approach may work in some cases, it isn’t always the best selection strategy. Many students will change their major choice several times. Other students are undeclared. Seminars are designed to accommodate many majors and to offer the space for all kinds of perspectives. For example, a seminar dialogue around food choices might be addressed from the vantage points of nutrition, environment, history, animal welfare, or social justice. For another example, a dialogue on voting might be addressed via political policy, democratic practice, education, media influence or technology. In this way, selecting a seminar is not so much about “fitting everything I do with the major I am considering” as it is discovering ideas that are interesting, provocative, and mind-expanding. While some seminars fit well with certain majors (especially those related to sciences because of their heavy course loads), others aim to be good fits for all majors at SOU.