The Engagements are the highlight of the General Education Curriculum. They comprise a yearlong sequence of courses that celebrate learning while introducing first-year students to the liberal arts and sciences.
Small, seminar-style courses that put you face-to-face with many of UVA's leading scholars and teachers, the Engagements are different from your typical first-year classes at UVA. They invite you to ask big questions, and to think and talk about what you know and value. Designed and taught by the College Fellows, the Engagements emphasize varied modes of discussion and individual and group projects in an interactive environment.
Students enroll in four Engagements courses in their first year (two seven-week courses per semester).