The Blount Liberal Arts Minor

Courses and Hours required for the minor

To earn the Blount Liberal Arts Minor, Students must take an 8 course sequence (20 hours: 6 three-hour seminars and 2 one-hour convocations). Some Blount coursework may be applied toward another major or minor.

Components of the Blount Minor

The First-year Experience

Students entering the program live in the Blount Living Learning Center and take four hours of courses each semester. In the fall semester, they take BUI 101 (3 hours) with BUI 100 (1 hour). In the spring, they take BUI 102 (3 hours) with BUI 100 (1 hour).

BUI 101 and BUI 102 are seminar classes in which the students discuss the reading material in small groups of 15 or less. During BUI 100, the entire cohort gathers to listen to and question speakers who have come to speak specifically to Blount scholars.

The Sophomore and Junior Experience

During their sophomore and junior years, students must take three BUI 301 seminars. Each seminar is a 3 credit hour course, for a total of 9 credit hours. The student may take the seminars during any semester in those two years, and may take more than one per semester. They may take more than 3 seminars if they wish, but should consult their advisor to determine how that fits into their overall graduation plan.

The BUI 301 seminars are held either in Oliver-Barnard Hall or Tuomey Hall, the two Blount Academic Houses. Students may apply to continue living in the Blount Living-Learning Center during their sophomore and junior years, but the competition for places is high.

The Senior Year

During the senior year, the student must take BUI 401 (3 hours) during either the fall or spring semester.

The BUI 401 seminars are held either in Oliver-Barnard Hall or Tuomey Hall. Students may apply to continue living in the Blount Living-Learning Center during their senior year, but must compete for the privilege.