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CAT 87 and CAT 192

UC San Diego offers one-unit first-year and senior seminars to provide students with an opportunity to meet with faculty in a small class environment. They are taught by senior UC San Diego faculty and researchers and are limited to twenty students. The seminars are taught by faculty in their fields of expertise and explore topics of intellectual importance. Students participate in critical discussion with a small group of peers and faculty. Topics differ every quarter. Students must request departmental approval through the Enrollment Authorization System in order to enroll in CAT 87 or CAT 192.

Fall 2020 Courses


CAT 87: Perception: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Lakshmi Chilukuri

Provost, Sixth College

Seminar time to be announced

This course examines the concept of perception from an interdisciplinary perspective, engaging with how we perceive the world around us and often how we ourselves are perceived. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the physiology of perception, the perception of art, the perception and treatment of health care issues (both physical and mental), and the physics of sound (as it influences our perception). The course features a series of discussions with faculty and staff from across campus and of multiple disciplines, who will share their work and lead discussion. Students are expected to actively participate in seminars, attend potential (on campus) field trips, and complete an online survey including a short reflection.