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
Learning communities are programs designed to help students transition to academic and social life at the University. Students take classes and participate in activities with other first-year students who share their interests. University College students have several learning community options, such as the Explore Learning Community. More information can be found on the Learning Communities webpage.
Option 2 – First Year Seminar Course
The First Year Seminar course (UCOL 1200) is a 3 credit course that introduces students to campus resources and provides ongoing support and orientation during their first semester. Students can pick from the following themes:
- College Transition (sections 012, 036, 039)
Designed to provide an orientation to campus resources and promote problem-solving and writing skills.
- Career Exploration (section 007, 041)
Designed for students interested in exploring majors and career options.
- Exploring Business (sections 009, 023)
Designed for students who are strongly considering a major in business.
- Health Professions Exploration (sections 010, 026, 037, 038, 040, 047)
Designed to provide an orientation to health programs and careers, campus resources for HPEX students, and promote problem-solving and writing skills.
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): What is Order?
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 214, 215, 216, 217): Modern Revolutions
Focusing on Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, this course examines how revolutions transform political structures and civic rights and identities, the economy and culture, and social relations and family roles.
- LBST 2102Q (sections 210, 211, 212, 213): When Nations go to War
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 2102Q (sections 218, 219, 220, 221): Great War/Global War
This course uses the First World War as a lens through which students examine how what began as a European war became the most transformative event of the twentieth century.
- LBST 2211Q (sections 315, 316, 317, 318): Democratizing the Good Life
This course aims to introduce students to the liberal arts by asking them to consider enduring questions about the definition of a good life, the purpose of education, and the limits of human agency in the face of an uncertain future. Such questions were once reserved for privileged aristocrats, but greater access to higher education has opened them to a larger, more diverse citizenry than ever before.
- LBST 2211Q (sections 400, 401, 402, 403): Poverty, Inequality, and Justice
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 111, 112, 113, 114, 335, 336, 337, 338): Sexing Shakespeare
This course will read closely plays and sonnets by Shakespeare alongside theoretical writings on gender and sexuality to gain insight into contemporary understandings about gender and sexuality by contrasting them with ideas from another time and place.
- LBST 2214Q (sections 015, 016 017, 018): Food, Health, and Environment
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.