What academic requirements does UNIV 101 count for?

UNIV 101 will have the following course curricular codes:

    • Social Sciences (SS)
    • Cross-Cultural Inquiry (CCI)
    • Ethical Inquiry (EI)
    • Arts, Literatures and Performance (ALP)

UNIV 101 will also meet requirements for the following departments:

    • African & African American Studies – major
    • Art, Art History, and Visual Studies – all eight majors
    • Cultural Anthropology – major & minor
    • Documentary Studies – certificate
    • Education – minor
    • Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies – major
    • Political Science – major
    • Psychology – major
    • Public Policy – major
    • Sociology – major

For Pratt students: UNIV 101 will count as one of the five SSH courses required for Pratt students. In terms of Area of Knowledge, it carries the SS code.

Who can take UNIV 101?

Any enrolled undergraduate student.

What is the enrollment cap?

120 students

Are there pre-requisites?


How will it be taught?

Two Duke University professors are the co-conveners of the course and are responsible for development of course topics, structure and outline, and learning outcomes. In addition, there are 14 guest lecturers from within and outside Duke University who will lead weekly lectures on a variety of topics related to the study of race.
For more information on the co-conveners and guest lecturers, please see the course summary.

The first course meeting each week will be delivered in lecture format, with the second course meeting being focused on peer-to-peer discussion over dinner.

Where can I find related courses?

For additional questions, please contact Jenny Wood Crowley, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, at jenette.woodcrowley@duke.edu.