Experiences to extend and complement the Blount Undergraduate Initiative foundation courses. May be repeated once for credit.
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.
A text-centered exploration of major questions that integrate liberal arts education and form the basis of the Blount Undergraduate Initiative. Emphasis is on significant issues in the discourse on human possibilities.
A text-centered examination of a more specific problem connected with core concepts of the first-year Foundations sequence and viewed through the methodological lens of one of the disciplines in the liberal arts. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.
An examination of the "worldviews" of various epochs and the completion of a senior project. Students learn how individual beliefs about what is actual, what is possible, and what is desirable can be combined into a single unified understanding of the world, and how such a worldview has implications for what we should do and how we should live.