This is the launch edition of the 2019-20 VCU Bulletin. This version includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester. (See the Archives page for bulletins for 2018-19.)

HUMS 100. Intensified Problem Solving in Chemistry 100. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 4 workshop hours. 2 credits. Prerequisite: Students must be eligible to take MATH 131 or higher. Corequisite: CHEM 100. Problem-solving sessions will engage students in cooperative learning in open discussions of the elementary principles of chemistry. Students work on chemistry problems in small groups in which each student participates in the presentation of problem solutions to the class. Students receive mock quizzes and exams and will be given assistance on homework problems assigned in their chemistry lecture. This course is for students who do not meet the criteria for enrollment in CHEM 101. These credits may not be used to satisfy any chemistry course requirements in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

HUMS 101. Intensified Problem Solving in Chemistry 101. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 4 workshop hours. 2 credits. Prerequisite: CHEM 100 with a grade of C or higher or a satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement Test. Students must be eligible to take MATH 151 or higher. Corequisite: CHEM 101. Problem-solving sessions will encompass the fundamental principles and theories of chemistry. Students will form and work in small study groups and must participate in open discussions of the concepts of chemistry. Each student participates in the presentation of problem solutions to the class. Students will receive mock quizzes and exams and will be given assistance on homework problems assigned in the general chemistry lecture. These credits may not be used to satisfy any chemistry course requirements in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

HUMS 102. Intensified Problem Solving in Chemistry 102. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 3 workshop hours. 2 credits. Prerequisite: CHEM 101 with a grade of C or higher, MATH 151 or higher. Corequisite: CHEM 102. Problem-solving sessions will encompass the fundamental principles and theories of chemistry. Students will form and work in small study groups where they engage in cooperative learning and must participate in open discussions of the concepts of chemistry. Each student participates in the presentation of problem solutions to the class. Students will receive mock quizzes and exams and will be given assistance on homework problems assigned in the general chemistry lecture. These credits may not be used to satisfy any chemistry course requirements in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

HUMS 202. Choices in a Consumer Society. 1 Hour.

Semester course. 1 credit. Corequisite: UNIV 112. Provides a framework for understanding the nature of choices made in a consumer society, with an emphasis on the financial consequences of those choices. Students will gain the practical knowledge needed to make informed personal financial decisions as they address immediate, short-term and long-term consumer choices. Administered primarily as a self-paced, computer-aided instructional course.

HUMS 291. Special Topics in the Humanities and Sciences. 1-4 Hours.

Semester course; 1-4 credits. May be repeated with different content. Specialized topics in the liberal arts and sciences designed to provide an overview of a topic not provided by an existing course or program. May be multidisciplinary. Graded as pass/fail or normal letter grading at the option of the instructor.

HUMS 300. Great Questions of the Social Sciences. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. The social sciences explore human aspects of the world in fields of study that include anthropology, criminology, economics, education, geography, law, political science, psychology and sociology. This course explores fundamental questions of social science and examines their historical and contemporary relevance.

HUMS 391. Special Topics in the Humanities and Sciences. 1-4 Hours.

Semester course; variable hours. 1-4 credits. May be repeated with different content. Specialized topics in the liberal arts and sciences designed to provide an overview of a topic not provided by an existing course or program. May be multidisciplinary. Graded as pass/fail or normal letter grading at the option of the instructor.

HUMS 591. Special Topics. 1-4 Hours.

Semester course; variable hours. 1-4 credits. May be repeated with different content. Specialized topics in the liberal arts and sciences designed to provide an overview of a topic not provided by an existing course or program. May be multidisciplinary.