This is a 2-part required course to be taken by all first year students taking Core I and Core II. The students will be divided into groups of eight to twelve students. Each group will have an advanced student mentor and a faculty mentor. The papers discussed will parallel the material being taught in Core I and Core II. All students will be required to participate in the presentation and discussion of the paper, getting any necessary preparatory help from the student and faculty mentors. The students will be graded on attendance, presentation and participation in discussions.