High-Impact Experience

High-Impact Experience (HI) is a required Reflection and Integration course in the IDEAs in Action curriculum. There are several types of high-impact experience opportunities at Carolina. 

In addition to the approved courses and experiences listed below, this requirement may also be fulfilled by taking a second Research and Discovery course. 

Study Abroad

All UNC–Chapel Hill approved study abroad programs fulfill the High-Impact Experience requirement. Program information can be found at the Study Abroad Office

Internship (HI-INTERN)

Approved Courses
AAAD 293IDEAs in Action General Education logo Individual Internships for Majors and Minors1-3
AERO 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Air and Space Expeditionary Training1
AMST 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship1-3
ANTH 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Anthropology1-12
ARCH 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Archaeology3-6
ARTH 293IDEAs in Action General Education logo Art History Practicum3
ARTS 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Studio Art Practicum or Internship3
ASTR 111IDEAs in Action General Education logo Educational Research in Radio Astronomy1
BIOL 293IDEAs in Action General Education logo Undergraduate Internship in Biology3
BUSI 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Business Internship Project II1.5-3
BUSI 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Business Internship Project I1.5-3
CHEM 293IDEAs in Action General Education logo Undergraduate Internship in Chemistry3
CLSC 580LIDEAs in Action General Education logo Clinical Immunohematology Laboratory4
COMM 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internships1-3
COMP 293IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Computer Science3
DRAM 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Professional Theatre Laboratory1-12
DRAM 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre Management3
ECON 293IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship3
ECON 327IDEAs in Action General Education logo Venture-Creation Workshop H3
ECON 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Practicum in Entrepreneurship H3-6
EDUC 411IDEAs in Action General Education logo Making Liberal Arts "Work"3
EDUC 593IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship/Student Teaching1-12
EDUC 695IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human Organizational Leadership and Development Capstone9
EDUC 698IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Human Development and Family Studies3-9
ENEC 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Sustainability3
ENEC 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Environmental Internship1-4
ENEC 593IDEAs in Action General Education logo Environmental Practicum1-3
EXSS 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sports Medicine Clinical1-3
EXSS 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Field Experience in Sport Administration3
EXSS 593IDEAs in Action General Education logo Practicum in Physical Fitness and Wellness1-9
GEOG 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship3
GERM 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in German3
GLBL 193IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Studies Internship1
HIST 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in History1-3
HIST 593IDEAs in Action General Education logo Exploring the U.S. South Hands On and Ears Open: Internship at the Southern Oral History Program3
INLS 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Information Science Internship3
LING 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Linguistics3
MUSC 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Music Internship3
NSCI 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Neuroscience3
NURS 697IDEAs in Action General Education logo Capstone: Transitions in Care and Practice6
PLAN 575IDEAs in Action General Education logo Real Estate Development3
PLAN 639IDEAs in Action General Education logo Complete, Safe, Equitable Streets3
PLAN 640IDEAs in Action General Education logo Roadways for a Safer Future1
PLCY 293IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Public Policy3
POLI 193IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Political Science3
PSYC 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Psychology3
PWAD 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Peace, War, and Defense3-6
RADI 463IDEAs in Action General Education logo Clinical Education I4
ROML 293IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Romance Studies3
SOCI 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Independent Experiential Internship1-3
STOR 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Statistics and Operations Research3
WGST 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Practicum in Women's and Gender Studies3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Public Service (HI-SERVICE)

Approved Courses
AMST 398IDEAs in Action General Education logo Service Learning in America3
AMST 460IDEAs in Action General Education logo Rising Waters: Strategies for Resilience to the Challenges of Climate and the Built Environment H3
ANTH 92IDEAs in Action General Education logo UNITAS3
ANTH 93IDEAs in Action General Education logo UNITAS3
ANTH 425IDEAs in Action General Education logo Public Archaeology Practicum3
ANTH 539IDEAs in Action General Education logo Environmental Justice3
ANTH 582IDEAs in Action General Education logo Fieldwork with Social Models of Well-Being3
ANTH 625IDEAs in Action General Education logo Ethnography and Life Stories3
BIOL 294IDEAs in Action General Education logo Service Learning in Biology: APPLES H1-2
CHEM 291IDEAs in Action General Education logo Seminar on Academic Mentoring1-3
COMM 82IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Food Politics from an Organizational Communication Perspective3
COMM 625IDEAs in Action General Education logo Communication and Nonprofits in the Global Context3
COMP 80IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Enabling Technology--Computers Helping People H3
COMP 180IDEAs in Action General Education logo Enabling Technologies H3
COMP 580IDEAs in Action General Education logo Enabling Technologies3
DHYG 362IDEAs in Action General Education logo Community Dental Health Internship2
DTCH 275IDEAs in Action General Education logo Rising Fortunes and Rising Tides: The Dutch Golden Age and its Legacy3
EDUC 387IDEAs in Action General Education logo Peer Tutoring3
EDUC 400IDEAs in Action General Education logo Autism in Our Communities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective3
EDUC 461IIDEAs in Action General Education logo Exploring Social Determinants of Health Across Populations3
EDUC 576IDEAs in Action General Education logo LatinxEd Internship3
EDUC 583IDEAs in Action General Education logo Career and Professional Development3
EDUC 617IDEAs in Action General Education logo Teaching in the Middle School3
ENEC 412IDEAs in Action General Education logo Principles and Methods of Teaching Earth Science4
ENGL 50IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Multimedia North Carolina3
ENGL 271IDEAs in Action General Education logo Mixed-Race America: Race in Contemporary American Literature and Culture3
EXSS 420IDEAs in Action General Education logo Program Planning in Recreation Services3
GEOG 429IDEAs in Action General Education logo Urban Political Geography: Durham, NC3
GEOG 650IDEAs in Action General Education logo Technology and Democracy Research3
GEOL 412IDEAs in Action General Education logo Principles and Methods of Teaching Earth Science4
GERM 278IDEAs in Action General Education logo Performance, Drama, Translation, Adaptation and Ethnographic Exchange3
GERM 286IDEAs in Action General Education logo (Un)Welcomed Guests? German Reflections on Exile and Immigration3
GLBL 485IDEAs in Action General Education logo Comparative Development3
GLBL 489IDEAs in Action General Education logo Paradigms of Development and Social Change H3
HBEH 411IDEAs in Action General Education logo Pathways to Effective Community Engagement2
HBEH 611IDEAs in Action General Education logo Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change3
JAPN 418IDEAs in Action General Education logo Service Learning in Japanese Language3
MEJO 332IDEAs in Action General Education logo Public Relations Writing3
MEJO 459IDEAs in Action General Education logo Community Journalism3
MEJO 671IDEAs in Action General Education logo Social Marketing Campaigns H3
NSCI 294IDEAs in Action General Education logo Service Learning in Neuroscience: APPLES1-3
NSCI 424IDEAs in Action General Education logo Neural Connections: Hands on Neuroscience3
NURS 461IIDEAs in Action General Education logo Exploring Social Determinants of Health Across Populations3
PHIL 62IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Philosophy with Children3
PHIL 294IDEAs in Action General Education logo Philosophy across the Lifespan3
PLCY 130IDEAs in Action General Education logo Getting It Done: Social Innovation1
PLCY 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Public Policy Clinic3
PLCY 394IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Intersector3
PLCY 698IDEAs in Action General Education logo Senior Capstone in Public Policy4
POLI 206IDEAs in Action General Education logo Race and the Right to Vote in the United States3
POLI 404IDEAs in Action General Education logo Race, Immigration, and Urban Politics3
PSYC 294IDEAs in Action General Education logo Service Learning in Psychology: APPLES1-3
PSYC 502IDEAs in Action General Education logo Psychology of Adulthood and Aging3
PUBA 401IDEAs in Action General Education logo State and Local Governance3
ROML 60IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Spanish and Entrepreneurship: Language, Culture, and North Carolina Communities3
ROML 194IDEAs in Action General Education logo Service Learning in Romance Studies1
SOCI 253IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sociological Theory - Experiential3
SOCI 273IDEAs in Action General Education logo Social and Economic Justice, Experiential Education3
SOCI 417IDEAs in Action General Education logo The City and Urbanization, Experiential Education3
SOCI 423IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sociology of Education, Experiential Education3
SOWO 492IDEAs in Action General Education logo Seminar in Service Learning1-6
SPAN 329IDEAs in Action General Education logo Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement3
SPHS 400IDEAs in Action General Education logo Autism in Our Communities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective3
WGST 340IDEAs in Action General Education logo Leadership in Violence Prevention for Peer Educators3
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Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Performance Creation or Production (HI-PERFORM)

Approved Courses
AMST 225LIDEAs in Action General Education logo The Practice of Stand Up Comedy1
ARTS 206IDEAs in Action General Education logo Video II3
ARTS 233IDEAs in Action General Education logo Wood Sculpture3
ARTS 243IDEAs in Action General Education logo Metal Sculpture3
ARTS 322IDEAs in Action General Education logo Narrative Painting3
ARTS 353IDEAs in Action General Education logo Phantasmagoria: Haunted Art, History, and Installation3
ARTS 409IDEAs in Action General Education logo Art and Science: Merging Printmaking and Biology H3
ARTS 458IDEAs in Action General Education logo Photo Printmaking3
ARTS 499IDEAs in Action General Education logo Senior Projects3
ASIA 124IDEAs in Action General Education logo Iranian Post-1979 Cinema3
ASIA 382IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Story of Rama in Indian Culture--Experiential3
ASIA 387IDEAs in Action General Education logo Disciplining the Body and Mind: The Martial Arts of East Asia in Religion, History, and Culture3
BUSI 350IDEAs in Action General Education logo Symposium Core Committee1.5-3
BUSI 505IDEAs in Action General Education logo Entrepreneurial Consulting3
BUSI 514IDEAs in Action General Education logo STAR - Experiential Learning Project4.5
BUSI 583IDEAs in Action General Education logo Applied Investment Management H3
BUSI 592IDEAs in Action General Education logo Applied Private Equity: Real Estate3
CHIN 242IDEAs in Action General Education logo Chinese Qin Music3
COMM 387IDEAs in Action General Education logo Disciplining the Body and Mind: The Martial Arts of East Asia in Religion, History, and Culture3
COMM 466IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Study in Performing Literature3
COMM 562IDEAs in Action General Education logo Oral History and Performance H3
COMM 644IDEAs in Action General Education logo Documentary Production: First Person Filmmaking3
COMM 665IDEAs in Action General Education logo Performance, Politics, and Culture3
COMM 666IDEAs in Action General Education logo Media in Performance3
DRAM 85IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Documentary Theatre H3
DRAM 88IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Ecology and Performance3
DRAM 191IDEAs in Action General Education logo Technical Methods: Scenery3
DRAM 192IDEAs in Action General Education logo Technical Methods: Costume3
DRAM 193IDEAs in Action General Education logo Production Practicum3
DRAM 196IDEAs in Action General Education logo Dramatic Art Projects1-3
DRAM 260IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Stagecraft3
DRAM 460IDEAs in Action General Education logo Stage Management3
DRAM 666IDEAs in Action General Education logo Media in Performance3
ENGL 309IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatrical Writing for the Puppet Stage3
FOLK 562IDEAs in Action General Education logo Oral History and Performance H3
GERM 373IDEAs in Action General Education logo "Denk ich an Deutschland. . .": German Lyrical Poetry through the Centuries3
GERM 374IDEAs in Action General Education logo German Theater: Words Speak as Loudly as Actions3
HIST 562IDEAs in Action General Education logo Oral History and Performance H3
MUSC 300IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Keyboard Lessons and Recital H3
MUSC 302IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Voice Lessons and Recital H3
MUSC 303IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced String Lessons and Recital H3
MUSC 304IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Woodwind Lessons and Recital H3
MUSC 305IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Brass Lessons and Recital H3
MUSC 306IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Percussion Lessons and Recital H3
MUSC 307IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Composition/Recital3
MUSC 364IDEAs in Action General Education logo UNC Summer Jazz Workshop3
RELI 382IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Story of Rama in Indian Culture--Experiential3
RELI 387IDEAs in Action General Education logo Disciplining the Body and Mind: The Martial Arts of East Asia in Religion, History, and Culture3
WGST 562IDEAs in Action General Education logo Oral History and Performance H3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

 Undergraduate Learning Assistant (HI-LEARNTA)

Approved Courses
PHYS 410IDEAs in Action General Education logo Teaching and Learning Physics4
PSYC 301IDEAs in Action General Education logo Pedagogy Course for Psychology & Neuroscience Undergraduate Learning Assistants3
STOR 291IDEAs in Action General Education logo Undergraduate Learning Assistantship1

Collaborative Online International Learning (HI-COIL)

COIL courses involve shared learning between students in a course at UNC–Chapel Hill and peer students at a global partner university. Faculty members at both institutions design collaborative activities for their students lasting at least three weeks, such as completing small group projects, engaging in dialogue drawing on their different societal or disciplinary perspectives, or exchanging scholarly or creative work.

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More information is available at UNC Global