Honors Study and Travel

  • Course:HONR 3087
  • Purpose:To provide unique travel experiences to honors students both domestically and internationally. These can be based on research and/or cultural immersion.
  • Contact hours:45 hours minimum over semester. Weekly meeting off class is variable since majority of contact will be done on trip.
  • Credit hours:3
  • Schedule type:Lecture + Trip
  • Prerequisites:Good standing in HC; open to any major
  • Minimum enrollment:10
  • Anticipated enrollment:12
  • Grading type:Regular (i.e. A-F)
  • Meeting:Class + Trip immersion
  • Trip length:Typically 7-10 days
  • Trip scheduling:Fall semester – at the end; spring semester
    – during Spring Break or at the end of the semester.
  • Expected outcomes:To produce honors students that are more globally and culturally aware.
  • Administration:For trips taken at the end of the fall or spring semester, students will be given
    “NR” until changed to a regular grade (i.e. A-F) by the faculty member upon return and completion of all course requirements. All trips must be self-sustaining and 100% covered by students’ fees. The Honors College will assist in the collection of student payments as well as making the necessary lodging arrangements, etc.
  • Compensation:The faculty member’s trip cost (lodging, airfare, per diem, and other program fees) is covered by the students’ fees. For sections meeting the minimum enrollment, the Honors College will transfer $4,000 to the appropriate College for further transfer to the faculty member’s department.
  • Faculty eligibility:Tenured and tenure track full time faculty at AU. The faculty member must have a great working knowledge of the location chosen. Language proficiency would be advantageous. Also if research is built in, the course must fit with faculty member’s area of expertise.
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