We offer more than 50 FIGs each fall and each is a unique combination of classes. When selecting a FIG, it is most important to look for classes that interest you. In order to help you narrow down your choices, FIGs are grouped into themes. The themes link similar FIGs together under a broader idea.
Openings can change very quickly, as FIG spots are given out on a first come, first serve basis.
Art of Storytelling: Make sense of the world around us through stories and art
- Art, Culture, and Comics
- Our Storied Past
- Portable Life Museum
- Stories We Tell
- The Joke's on You
- War and Peace
Becoming Human: Discover our humanity through science
Breaking Barriers: Investigate how different perspectives shape communities
Culture in Review: Examine cultures and subcultures through a discerning lens
- Changing World, Changing Roles
- Education Revolution
- Hidden History
- Hip-Hop & Politics of Race
- Just Futures
- Justice Matters
- Social Progress, Social Change
- Twelve Bars from Freedom
Going Green: Delve in to how we affect the environment and how it affects us
- Chemistry in Nature
- Chemistry of Climate Change
- Chemistry of Sustainability
- Digging Up History
- Edible History
- Food Matters
- Food & the Garden
- Green Chemistry & Apparel Design
- Oregon Outside
- Science for Social Change
Limelight: Explore creative impulses through the arts
Passport to Adventure: Explore a region and start on your path to studying abroad
- Bella Italia!
- Development Safari
- European Grand Tour
- The Spanish-Speaking World in Comics
- Vive la Révolution!?!
- Yalla Arabia!
Science and Society: Solve problems and make an impact on the world through science
- Mapping without Borders
- Risky Business
- Rock 'n' Physics
- Science in the News
- Science of Learning
- Startups from the Ground Up
World Happenings: Investigate life outside of the U.S.
FIG registration follows a similar timeline each year. All incoming first-year students are mailed an informational brochure in April before registration on May 15th. Though FIG registration does continue through the summer, it is first-come, first-serve. When a FIG is full, there is no waitlist. Students can see us during the summer at IntroDUCKtion to switch their FIG after the inital spring registration period has ended. After all IntroDUCKtion sessions are over, we then do registration over the phone.