Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A course of study for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in a college or university, conducted in the manner of a seminar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A seminar that is open to (and accessible to) upper level undergraduates; contrasts with a graduate seminar (for graduate students only), which assumes more background.

Etymologies

pro-2 + seminar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
pro- (“earlier, rudimentary”) +‎ seminar (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We have proseminar now for our bachelors and it may be efficient to ask students review papers of others.

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  • They, in turn, would invite me to join a proseminar where I spent a semester developing a dissertation on American bandit crime with Eric Hobsbawm.

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  • Health Policy proseminar for Miami freshmen; biochemistry research on an enzyme is involved in cellular detoxification; Marshall Scholar.

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  • Monday morning, I sent the project proposal to my advisor and spent most of the day extending that essay into my final paper for my developmental proseminar class.

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  • Monday night, I began our take-home final for the developmental proseminar.

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  • I experienced the result of this first hand in my honors proseminar class, where all but one student was female.

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  • Foster is the Townsend Martin 1917 Professor and Chair, Art & Archaeology, at Princeton University, where he teaches modernist and contemporary art and theory and the graduate proseminar in methodology.

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  • One of these courses, FIG proseminar, is designed to cover the subject of student study, as well as college adjustment topics such as time management, study skills, second semester registration, diversity and ethics.

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