Blount Scholars Program

Endowed by Winton and Carolyn Blount and assisted by many other donors, the Blount Scholars Program is a selective, four-year, living and learning community featuring small, seminar-style classes, intensive interaction with faculty, and an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum leading to a minor in Liberal Arts.  Overall program enrollment is approximately 350 students.  Blount is open to all incoming first-year students regardless of academic interests or major.  In its courses and social 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
HU
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.

Humanities

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