First Year Program (TIDES)
The Tulane Interdisciplinary Experience Seminar (TIDES) Program provides students the opportunity to make meaningful connections with a small group of students and some of our best faculty. Active learning, intellectual challenges and social co-curricular activities define the TIDES experience.
To promote interdisciplinary scholarship, all undergraduates participate in a one credit hour TIDES seminar during their first year at Tulane. These courses bring together small groups of students and faculty to explore academics and the city of New Orleans from interdisciplinary perspectives.
With a choice of over 60 topics, ranging from More Than Just Business to Music and Culture of New Orleans to Going Green in New Orleans, there is a course to pique every type of student's interest. TIDES seminars involve learning by interaction and are driven by intellectual curiosity. Click here to view a list of TIDES offerings.
Did You Know?
One of the world’s most extensive collections of Mardi Gras memorabilia is housed in a Special Collections Archive on Tulane’s campus.