Prospect for Success Course Options - Fall 2023
Option 1 – Join a 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).
Course: UCOL 1200 (section 024)
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.
- Career Exploration
- Course: UCOL 1200 (sections 004, 005, 009, 011, 017, 038, 040, 047)
- Interest in Business
- Course: UCOL 1200 (section 025)
- Health Professions Exploration
- NOTE: These courses are restricted to Health Professions Exploration students only
- Course: UCOL 1200 (006, 007, 008, 032)
Option 3 – Prospect Big Question Course
- ANTH 1511 001-004 (Anthropology-Money, Health, and Happiness: How culture shapes (y)our future)
Everyone eats, but every culture, community, and even household has different experiences around food, including how cultural meanings and worldviews vary, and how access to nutrition and health can differ across groups. This course will introduce students to the challenges of understanding the food system, using the local Charlotte food system as an example and experience to learn about how food is linked to health, environment, and culture.
- HIST 1502 005-008 (History-The World that Trade Made)
Using a historical approach to the theme of global intersections and engagement, this course examines some of the positive and negative ways in which our world has been interconnected by global trade since the 1600s.
- HIST 1502 021-026 (History-The History and Politics of What We Eat)
Using a historical approach to the theme of global intersections and engagement, this course explores the history and politics of what we eat. How have humans over time come to manipulate the growing of plants and marketing of food and food-like substances? Why do epidemics of starvation and obesity seem to exist simultaneously? Can our current food choices and agricultural system sustain us in the future? This course examines the long and complicated global history of food, from the rise of industrial agriculture, to GMOs, biofuels, the global food system, and various food and farming movements.
- HIST 1512 018-021 (History-Climate Refugees in the U.S. South)
Using a historical approach to the theme of local intersections and engagement, this course covers the history of the US South since 1865 with a focus on human-nature relationships. Exploring the historical relationship between environmental changes and patterns of migration across the US South and Borderlands, we will consider how industrialization, war, and urbanization have reshaped the environment and social relations, and how natural disasters—from the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 to recent floods and hurricane events—have shaped human life in turn. Through first-hand accounts of people experiencing these changes and social and environmental justice movements, this course will also ask what it means to be an “environmental migrant” or “climate refugee” in an era of man-made climate change.
- RELS 1502 002-005 (Religious Studies-World Religions)
This course provides an opportunity to understand the diversity and complexity of religion by learning the historical origins, central teachings, and devotional practices of religious traditions around the world. Students will apply that knowledge in discussions of case studies focused on issues of religious freedom, ethics, and adaptation to a changing world.
- RELS 1512 003-006 (Religious Studies-Cult Controversies, Paranormal Media, and Remixed Spiritualities)
This course takes selected topics crucial to American religions as a prism for understanding how religion has both shaped and been shaped by American cultures. The focus this semester will be on the dramatic changes occurring in American religion and culture in the last 50 years. We will look at these changes through three selected topics: the controversies over new religious movements from the 1970s to the present, the growth of media focused on paranormal subjects, and the increased individual blending of practices and ideas from a variety of religious, supernatural, and pop culture sources.
- SOCY 1511 001-004 (Sociology-Ethical Issues: 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.