Blount Undergraduate Initiative

Endowed by Winton and Carolyn Blount and assisted by many other donors, the Blount Undergraduate Initiative is a four-year program offering students in the College of Arts and Sciences a unique opportunity for an enriched undergraduate liberal arts education in a lively and enjoyable community of scholars. All entering freshmen in the College of Arts and Sciences, regardless of their academic interests, are eligible to apply for admission. With courses and other activities, the program emphasizes the connectedness of knowledge and the importance of faculty-student learning partnerships.

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Programs

Courses

BUI
100
Hours
1
Convocation

Experiences to extend and complement the Blount Undergraduate Initiative foundation courses. May be repeated once for credit.

BUI
101
Hours
3
Foundation: Origins

A text-centered exploration of major questions that integrate liberal arts education and form the basis of the Blount Undergraduate Initiative. Emphasis is on origins of the natural world, human culture, and human understanding.

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