Fall 2024 FIGs

We offer more than 50 FIGs every fall – each with a unique combination of courses. Many FIGs explore similar ideas, so they are grouped into larger common themes in order to help you narrow down your choice. When selecting a FIG, be sure to look for themes or classes that seem most interesting to you.

Please note, specific classes in the FIGs are subject to change depending on department offerings or other factors. 

Art of Storytelling - Make sense of the world around us through stories and art
Becoming Human - Discover our humanity through science
Breaking Barriers - Investigate how different perspectives shape communities
Face to Face - CLOSED
This is Me - CLOSED

Going Green - Delve into how we affect the environment and how it affects us
Path to Global Citizenship - Explore world cultures and expand your boundaries

Clarks Honor College

CHC students may consider enrolling in a FIG to help build community in your field of interest, work toward major requirements, and in some cases, work toward CHC curricular requirements. The following list of recommended FIGs provide course selections that may fulfill several of your outside of the CHC curriculum requirements, such as the UO Disciplinary Courses, Math/Quantitative Reasoning course, or Second Language. CHC students are welcome to sign up for a FIG not included on this list and discuss their FIG selection with their advisor during the summer. FIGs are not linked to housing and will not have an impact on your residence hall selection. 

Students who are in the Honors College Residential Community (RC) can enroll in a FIG as well - both of these programs are compatible.

FIGs by Academic Area of Interest
Chemistry* (111)
Make it Stick: The History and Chemistry of Adhesives
Secrets to Success in STEM - Available for registration in September
The Problem with Problems
*Please note: Chemistry FIGs require completion of the Math and Chemistry placement tests and a conversation with an advisor about Chemistry placement. If you are interested in taking a Chemistry FIG, you can sign up for one during or after your advising session in the summer. 
Please contact us if you want more information on Chemistry FIGs.
Chemistry* (221)
Chemistry of Food and Flavor
Chemistry of Wellness
Coffee: Chemistry & Culture
Science, College, Life!
Secrets to Success in STEM - Available for registration in September

Still can't decide? Talk with the FIG team!