Yale College offers several interdepartmental course sequences for first-year students through the First-Year Seminar Program. SCIE 030 and 031, Current Topics in Science, presents a broader range of topics than standard courses and highlights the interdependence of the scientific disciplines. For first-year students interested in research, SCIE 010 and 011, Perspectives on Biological Research, combines lectures from Yale faculty on their own research, as well as instruction on those skills essential for any successful scientist. In addition to these yearlong courses, a single term course, SCIE 099, Introduction to Research Methods in Physics and Biology, spans both the classroom and laboratory, providing an immersive introduction to scientific research for students interested in science but who do not have prior research experience. Application information is available on the First-Year Seminar website.