Prospect for Success Courses

Prospect for Success Course Options

All first-year students are required to enroll in a Prospect for Success course.  Below is a list of options for University College students only.

Note:  Unless enrolled in a learning community, HPEX Students will enroll in a dedicated section of UCOL 1200.

Option 1 – Learning Community

The Explore Learning Community is designed to help undeclared first year students engage in self, major and career exploration.   Click here to apply for the EXPLORE LC or to find other learning community options.  Residential learning communities can only accept applications until June 30 (or until full).

Option 2 – First Year Seminar Course

UCOL 1200: First Year Seminar is a seminar-style learning experience designed to introduce you to campus resources and provide ongoing support and orientation during your transition to college. This is a great option for students who want to explore majors and careers. 

  • College Transition (sections 001 - 008, 011, 012, 036, 041, 047)
    Designed to provide an orientation to campus resources and
    promote problem-solving and writing skills.  Includes some career and major exploration.
  • Exploring Business (sections 009, 023)
    Designed for students who are strongly considering a major in business
    .

Option 3 – Prospect Big Question Course

Each of the courses listed below satisfy a general education requirement while also helping students engage in the life of college academics. When registering for a Prospect Big Question course, be sure the course number ends in “Q."

  • LBST 2101Q (sections 208, 209, 210, 211) - When Nations go to War (HIST):
    The last two centuries have seen more war and devastation than ever before in civilization. Why do nations decide to go to war; and at what price? What does war solve if anything; and why does peace seem so elusive? Together we will determine the motivations for, and whether there is such a thing as a good war or a bad peace.
  • LBST 2101Q (sections 337, 338, 339, 340) - Ordering the World (RELS):
    Human beings are constantly involved in making, unmaking, and maintaining order, yet we rarely have time to reflect on this. What is order? Is order inherent in nature or is it human construct (or a mix of both)? Students will have several opportunities to delve into classification and order schemes outside the classroom.
  • LBST 2102Q (sections 207, 208, 209, 210) - The Paradoxical 20th Centry:
    Since 1900 the world has changed at an unprecedented rate. In many ways, these changes have brought progress and new discoveries, but it has also brought tragedy.  This course aims to help you make sense of the paradoxical 20th century and to explore how it affects today's world.
  • LBST 2102Q (sections 211, 212, 213, 214) - Modern World History (HIST):
    Using a historical approach to the topic of global and intercultural connections, this course examines some of the ways in which our world has been economically, culturally, socially, and biologically interconnected since the 1600s.
  • LBST 2211Q (sections 315, 316, 317, 318) - Democratizing the Good Life (POLS):
    This course examines the relationship between education and democratic citizenship. In addition to surveying works in the history of civic pedagogy, students will interrogate the assumptions underpinning American higher education policy and assess the degree to which educational institutions prepare students for lives of critical political engagement.
  • LBST 2211Q (sections 400, 401, 402, 403) - Poverty, Inequality, and Justice (SOCY):
    This course provides an opportunity: (1) to gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States (2) to learn and explore different ethical theories and frameworks and (3) to apply these ethical principles to contemporary social issues.
  • LBST 2212Q (sections 110, 111, 112, 113, 335, 336, 337, 338) - Sexing Shakespeare (ENGL):
    This course asks students to think about the historical and contemporary meanings of gender, sexuality, subjectivity, and desire by bringing the plays and poems of William Shakespeare into conversation with theoretical treatments of gender and sexuality.
  • LBST 2214Q (sections 015, 016, 017, 018) - Food, Health, and Environment (ANTH):
    This course provides an opportunity
    for students (1) to learn about how food is linked to health, environment, and culture (2) to understand how food is experienced differently across groups and (3) to explore Charlotte's food system and its complexities.