Honors College Courses

 
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Honors Academic Courses


Honors University Core

Student can earn honors credit by taking the Honors version of their required University Core courses.

Example: Students can take Honors World Literature before 1600 as their required core literature course or Honors Calculus I as their required core math course.

*Please note that Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, CLEP, ACT/SAT, and dual-enrollment credits while accepted as Auburn credits will not be accepted as Honors College credits.*

Honors Departmental

Students may choose to complete the Honors version of major specific, departmental courses.

Example: Student who are required by their major, or minor, to take Organic Chemistry can opt to take the Honors version of Organic Chemistry or students who are majoring or minoring in a business based field can take Honors Principles of Accounting to fill a requirement while receiving honors credit.

*Please note that some courses have prerequisites.*

Honors Interdisciplinary

Interdisciplinary core courses offered by the Honors College are specialized classes available to Honors students each semester. These classes are distinguished from traditional courses by utilizing a strong emphasis on cultivating new methods of thinking and communicating ideas. These interdisciplinary core courses involve engaging and enriching class discussions requiring in-depth thinking and reasoning. As part of Auburn University’s land grant mission these classes impart the knowledge, skills, and values so essential to education and the creation of responsible citizens on both a local and global scale.

Example: Student who take Technology and Culture I & II examine the intersections of technology and culture in a variety of social, historical, and professional contexts. Students explore how humans use technology to shape their environment, discuss how technologies are understood and used by diverse people around the globe, investigate the forces behind technological and cultural change, and study the relationship between technology and science.

Honors Study and Travel

Honors Study and Travel, HONR 3087, is a course designed to inform students about a specific country abroad or a region within the United States. Students study the culture and history of the destination throughout the semester and then travel to that destination as the culminating experience for the course.

Example: History professor, Dr. Sippial, taught a small group of honors student about Cuban culture and history. Once the semester ended, the students took a trip to Cuba to explore the subject matters they studied during the regular semester. This a great opportunity to study abroad if you want to go on a shorter trip or you have a curriculum that doesn’t allow you to be off campus for a whole semester.

Honors Seminars

Honors Seminars, HONR 3007, are taught in small discussion groups similar to graduate courses. Students are not required to have a background in the topic, only possess an interest in the material. Seminar topics vary and are announced each semester. These courses count towards graduation as elective hours.

Example: The Global Citizenship course focuses on students discovering the answer to “what does it mean to be a global citizen?”

Honors Research Seminars

Honors Research Seminars, HONR 3987, provide Honors students with a research experience under the close supervision of an Auburn faculty member. The course is designed to enable a faculty member to mentor a number of students who are working on collaborative research. Research Seminar course topics vary and are announced each semester.

Examples: Marine Research students enjoyed the opportunity to research in and out of the lab live coral reef organisms (sea anemones, shrimps, fishes) from the Caribbean Sea. During spring break, these students take a trip to the Florida keys to conduct field surveys, and go on snorkeling trips to collect samples of the organizms they have been researching. The only prerequisite for this class is General Biology. Most students who take this class are not science based majors.

Human Genomics and Personalized Medicine, lead by one of Auburn’s Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology professors, is another popular research seminar. Students have the unique opportunity to learn more about the human genome. This course is great for any students who are pursuing in professional health degrees.

Honors Contract Courses

Honors Contracts enable students to earn credit by incorporating an Honors component within a regularly offered class. This is a great way to customize your Honors experience, form a relationship with your professors, and get the most out of your major or minor classes. Completion of the Honors Contract form with faculty member and department head approval is required and must be submitted by the 15th day of class. Courses that may be contracted include:

  • A core course that cannot be taken as Honors due to a scheduling conflict or lack of an Honors version.
  • A course required to complete the student’s College Curriculum Model.

 

Honors Participation Courses


Honors Freshmen Exploration, HONR 1077

The Freshmen Exploration course introduces students to Auburn University and the Honors College. Each week, guest speakers present topics relevant to Honors students. Some of the topics discussed include Study Abroad, campus involvement, course registration, National Prestigious Scholarships, service learning, and more.

Honors Lyceum

Every semester the Honors College offers Honors Lyceum classes on varying topics. Always in high demand, the Honors Lyceum provides Honors students with an open forum for discussion of current events, international affairs, and controversial issues. Subject matter for the course varies from semester to semester, but has recently focused on such issues as: world hunger, the reform of undergraduate education in the United States, service learning, faculty research on the Auburn campus, and cultural learning experiences.

Examples: Project Horseshoe Farms Tutoring is a remote tutoring program where honors students tutor middle schoolers from Greensboro, Alabama in math and reading via skype. The honors students are paired with the same middle schooler every week in an effort to make an impactful connection, all while helping the student with their academic pursuits.

Times on Tuesday is another honors lyceum for students interested in current events. Each week the students read the New York Times and come together for discussion on the week’s biggest topics.

Honors Book Club

During the semester students typically read two to three books and actively participate in class discussions.

These classes are typically taught by higher administers and faculty on campus who come from all disciplines of the University. The books read are hand-picked by the instructor and are usually more contemporary.

Honors Forum

Students enrolled in the Forum course select a minimum of ten campus lectures, films, and performances from a pre-approved list to attend. The events span a wide range of subjects and students submit a reflective essay after each event attended.

This class is a great way for students to engage in the vast array of opportunities provided by the University and its partners while earning honors credit.

 

Honors Senior Year Experiences


Honors Research

Students work with a departmental professor in their major or minor to complete a project of their choosing.

Typically, students will participate in honors research their junior or senior year. For majors that require research, you can take the honors version of research and meet both your requirement and receive honors credit.

Honors Thesis

Students work with a departmental professor in their major or minor to complete a project of their choosing and produce a written document or oral presentation.

Honors thesis is a wonderful option for any student who wants the experience of writing an undergraduate thesis. Writing a thesis benefits both students preparing to attend professional or graduate school, as well as those entering directly into the workforce.

Honors Special Topics

Students work with a departmental professor in their major or minor to complete a project of their choosing. Honors Contract courses in the major field of study at the 4000-5000 level Students may contract courses in their major field of study by incorporating an Honors component within a regularly offered class.

This course is very similar to Honors Research. It gives students an opportunity to work one on one with a professor on a project that is interesting to them.

Graduate-level courses in the major field of study

Students who meet the required pre-requisites may take graduate-level courses within their field of study. A maximum of twelve of these hours may count towards both the student’s undergraduate and graduate degrees at Auburn University. These graduate courses tend to be 6000 level courses that bridge undergraduate and graduate level courses.

 

Course Listing | Spring 2019


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DescriptionCourse #SecCRNCourse NameDayTimeLab DayLab TimeCredit HrsProfessorType
This introduction to global art history teaches the basic concepts of visual analysis by discussing the historical, social, and political contexts of major themes in art history. Specific topics and emphases vary by instructor.ARTS 161700118061Hon Intro to Art History MW0500-06153VriesCore
This introduction to global art history teaches the basic concepts of visual analysis by discussing the historical, social, and political contexts of major themes in art history. Specific topics and emphases vary by instructor.ARTS 1617EA218098Hon Intro to Art HistoryTR1230-01453SonikCore
This course will focus on numerous elements of oral communication - public speaking, group communication and interpersonal communication. This is different from a typical speech class that focuses solely on public speaking. An emphasis will also be placed on debate (forensics).COMM 100700115513Hon Public SpeakingTR1230-01453JohnsonCore
Economic principles emphasizing scarcity and choice, consumer behavior, supply and demand, markets, production and cost, globalization of markets, role of government, and market and government failure.ECON 2027213274Hon Prin of MicroeconomicsTR1230-01453SophocleusCore
Economic principles emphasizing economic aggregates, including measuring economic performance, macroeconomic theory, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, and fiscal and monetary policy.ECON 2037EA115740Hon Prin of MacroeconomicsTR0330-04453ZhangCore
English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.ENGL 112700110312Hon Writing Seminar IIMWF1000-10503WaltersCore
English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.ENGL 112700217979Hon Writing Seminar IITR1230-01453LeshCore
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.ENGL 2217EA12580Hon World Literature after 1600TR0800-09153SalernoCore
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.ENGL 2217EA112999Hon World Literature after 1600TR0930-10453SalernoCore
Spatial and locational context for analyzing change in the contemporary world, including elements of both physical and cultural environments.GEOG 101700112104Hon Global GeographyMWF1000-10503BryschCore
Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.HIST 102700116301Hon World History IIMWF1000-10503MishraCore
Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.HIST 1027EA110681Hon World History IITR0930-10453HamiltonCore
Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.HIST 1027EA213294Hon World History IITR1230-01453HamiltonCore
Survey of the role of technology in history from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.HIST 122700113418Hon Tech and Civ IIMWF0100-01503MeyerCore
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 2737EA111540Hon Appreciation of MusicTR1100-12153DeGotiCore
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 2737EA213933Hon Appreciation of MusicTR0200-03153OdomCore
Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy, and selected inductive inferences.PHIL 101700115381Hon LogicTR0200-03153WatkinsCore
Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy, and selected inductive inferences.PHIL 1017EA116167Hon LogicMWF0800-08503LockhartCore
Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.PHIL 102700111720Hon EthicsTR0930-10453HamawakiCore
Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.PHIL 1027EA114544Hon EthicsTR1230-01453LockhartCore
Examination of current trends toward globalization in institutional development to address world problems.POLI 105700116688Hon Global Politics and IssuesMWF0900-09503WhiteCore
 Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700114434Hon Intro to PsychologyMWF1100-11503LazarteCore
 Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700214435Hon Intro to PsychologyTR0800-09153RobinsonCore
Introduction to the study of aocial and cultural patterns in society.SOCY 100700118086Hon SociologyMWF1000-10503Ruiz-JuncoCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1037EA110525Hon BiologyMWF0800-0850W0100-02504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1037EA210526Hon BiologyMWF0800-0850W0300-04504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1037EA312466Hon BiologyMWF0800-0850W0500-06504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1037EA414109Hon BiologyMWF1000-1050W0100-02504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1037EA514110Hon BiologyMWF1000-1050W0300-04504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1037EA614111Hon BiologyMWF1000-1050W0500-06504ZanzotCore
General chemistry for students in the honors program. Topics similar to CHEM 1120, but covered in more depth. CHEM 1127EA110319Hon Gen Chemistry IIMWF1100-11503GordenCore
 Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127.CHEM 112800110324Hon Gen Chemistry II LabT1230-03151GordenCore
 Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127.CHEM 112800210326Hon Gen Chemistry II LabT0330-06151GordenCore
 Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127.CHEM 112800312771Hon Gen Chemistry II LabR1230-03151GordenCore
 Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127.CHEM 112800413112Hon Gen Chemistry II LabM0300-05501TBACore
Organic chemistry for students in the honors program and Chemistry & Biochemistry majors. Topics similar to CHEM 2080, but covered in more depth. CHEM 208700114407Hon Organic Chemistry IIMWF0900-09503TBACore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in  CHEM 2087 . Additional credit will not be given for  CHEM 2081 . CHEM 2088001 14416Hon Organic Chemistry II LabT 0330-06201RuychevCore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in  CHEM 2087 . Additional credit will not be given for  CHEM 2081 . CHEM 208800214417Hon Organic Chemistry II LabW1200-02501RuychevCore
General physical geology for Honors students and Geology majors. GEOL 110700115819Hon Dynamic EarthMWF1000-1050HawkinsCore
General physical geology lab for Honors students and for Geology majors.GEOL 110800115820Hon Dynamic Earth LabW0500-0650HawkinsCore
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 162709013084Hon Calculus IIMWF0900-0950T0930-10204TBACore
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 162710010530Hon Calculus IIMWF1000-1050R 0930-10204TBACore
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 162711014879Hon Calculus IIMWF1100-1150T1100-11504TBACore
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 263709013098Hon Calculus IIIMWF0900-0950T0930-10204TBACore
Honors version of  PHYS 1610 . Membership in the Honors College or Departmental approval required. Recommended for Physics majors. Math at the level of  MATH 1620  or higher is expected, at least concurrently.PHYS 161700110948Hon Physics IIMWF0900-0950R1230-03204ComesCore
Honors version of  PHYS 1610 . Membership in the Honors College or Departmental approval required. Recommended for Physics majors. Math at the level of  MATH 1620  or higher is expected, at least concurrently.PHYS 161700210949Hon Physics IIMWF0900-0950R0330-06204ComesCore
Honors version of  PHYS 1610 . Membership in the Honors College or Departmental approval required. Recommended for Physics majors. Math at the level of  MATH 1620  or higher is expected, at least concurrently.PHYS 161700312699Hon Physics IIMWF0900-0950R 0700-09504ComesCore
Interdisciplinary course which presents major scientific concepts in physical and biological sciences. SCMH 1017001 17331Hon Concepts of ScienceTR0800-09154TBACore
From an interdisciplinary perspective, this course examines the intersections of technology & technology & culture in a variety of social, historical, professional, and global settings.HONR 101700113055Hon Technology and Culture IIMWF1100-11503PlasketesInterdisciplinary
Sustainability and social responsibility provide a framework for the study of cultural, commercial, and aesthetic factors influencing the selection and usage of consumer products and services that create and express social identity. CADS 2007EA113864Hon Global Consumer CulMWF1200-12503PresleyDepartmental
Review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures.FLSP 201700118260Honors Intermed Spanish IMWF0900-09504HollandDepartmental
Continued review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic culturesFLSP 202700116532Honors Intermed Spanish IIMWF1100-11504HollandDepartmental
Principles of human nutrition and food choices related to the health of individuals. Topics similar to NTRI 2000 but covered in greater depth with classroom discussion of controversial topics.NTRI 2007EA113653Honors Nutrition and HealthMWF1100-11503GreeneDepartmental
Designed for those in academic jeopardy, this course assists students in identifying issues impacting academic success and developing strategies to affect positive change. UNIV 1067HON15822Honors Success Strategies IIMW0200-0250TBADepartmental
This course and its interdisciplinary scope is designed to facilitate the recognition, understanding, utilization, and appreciation of the basic theories, approaches, concepts, topics, and issues within popular culture, and their critical connections to the various communication processes.HONR 300700113684Honors Seminar: Pop CultureMW0200-03153PlasketesSeminars
Science and technology have played important parts in making the modern world we live in. The modern world has also shaped science and technology. Since the world of science and technology is our world, we take much of it for granted until something unexpected happens, like the lights go out or a controversy over scientific knowledge gains traction. In this seminar we will study many of these taken-for-granted features of science and technology, how they relate to culture, and how this can supply insights for policy-makers, scientists, engineers, citizens, and users.HONR 300700213677Honors Seminar: Sociology of Science and TechMWF1000-10503CousineauSeminars
This interdisciplinary class provides students an opportunity to examine the ecology underlying the provision of environmental services, their connection to livelihoods and human well-being, and the political and market mechanisms designed to provide for their conservation and enhancement.HONR 300700318349Honors Seminar: Environmental ServicesTR0200-03153MorseSeminars
This seminar is meant for students who would have had at least one semester-long internship that was paid or unpaid. The focus of the seminar will be on the personal journey to embark on and partake in an internship and unpacking the impact of the internship on the student’s future.HONR 300700418350Honors Seminar: Internship ExperiencesTBATBA3ThomasSeminars
Same as for HONR 3007 004 except that the internship was completed outside of the United State of America.HONR 300700518352Honors Seminar: Global Internship ExperiencesTBATBA3ThomasSeminars
Students that have completed at least one semester of co-op or practicum in their area of study. In this course students will delve into connections between theory and the real world and, most importantly, the key lessons learned in career readiness from the experience.HONR 300700618353Honors Seminar: Co-op Practicum ExperiencesTBATBA3ThomasSeminars
Diversity and inclusion of other cultures and the growth that comes from such is what this seminar attempts to uncover. Students will delve into how their views, beliefs, values, and cultural competencies were challenged and/or cemented based on the study abroad experience.HONR 300700718354Honors Seminar: Study Abroad ExperiencesTBATBA3ThomasSeminars
Seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 300700818476Honors Seminar: Peer TutoringTBATBA3SippialSeminars
This course provides a platform for students that have been actively involved in community service for a number of semesters to aggregate the impact of that community service work. Students will explore the impact of their work on the service agency as well as the impact of the service on them.HONR 300700918487Honors Seminar: Sustained Community ServiceTBATBA3ThomasSeminars
This course allows students the opportunity to focus on unique projects--such as starting a new campus organization, designing a new service project, or launching an entrepreneurial endeavor—as part of their student experience.HONR 300701018535Honors Seminar: Special Honors ProjectTBATBA3ThomasSeminars
Seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 300701218692Honors Seminar: WoS Special ProjectTBATBA3ThomasSeminars
Directed research in an area of speciality within a specified area.HONR 398700114369Honors Research Seminar: Genomics and Personalized MedM0200-04303TaoSeminars
Directed research in an area of speciality within a specified area.HONR 398700318609Honors Research Seminar: RESTORETBATBA3SippialSeminars
This is a new version of the Apogee Project that is being offered Spring 2019. The Apogee Project is 3 credit hours and counts as an academic course in the Honors curriculum. This course does count towards the Senior Year Experience and students will work one-on-one with the course instructor to fulfill course requirements. HONR 400700218503Honors Apogee ProjectTBATBA3TBASeminars
This course is intended for students near the end of their Auburn University and Honors College experiences. In this course students will create their Honors ePortfolio as their capstone or culminating experience. Here students will dissect every Honors College course and experience that they had during their time in the Auburn University Honors College and hopefully find some connective threads. HONR 40070117724Honors Apogee Project: Honors ePortfolioTBATBA3ThomasSeminars
Concentrated study in US or abroad.HONR 308700317252Hon Study and Travel: CubaMTBA3SippialStudy & Travel
Concentrated study in US or abroad.HONR 308700418357Hon Study and Travel: New YorkM0400-04503BringardnerStudy & Travel
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700113055Hon Freshmen ExplorationR1100-11501StoneParticipation
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700216725Hon Freshmen ExplorationT0100-01501StoneParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700114498Honors Book ClubM0330-04201HouselParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700214984Honors Book ClubM0400-04501GoodParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700317540Honors Book ClubF1000-1050IsraelParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700416099 Honors Book ClubW0100-0150BohananParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700518355Honors Book ClubR0330-0420RushParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700618356Honors Book ClubM0200-0250KicklighterParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700718592Honors Book ClubTBATBATBAParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700114597Hon Lyceum: Service Learning T0200-03151HunterParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700213092Hon Lyceum: Research at AuburnR0200-03151MoguelParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700314595Hon Lyceum: Horseshoe Farms TutoringM0330-04451MoguelParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700414596Hon Lyceum: 2019 Week of Service PlanningF1000-10501ThomasParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 1087A18603Hon Lyceum: CEO FellowsTBATBA1SippialParticipation
Attendance at co-curricular events held in and around the Auburn campus and community.HONR 207700114368Honors ForumTBATBA1ThomasParticipation
Attendance at co-curricular events held in and around the Auburn campus and community.HONR 207700214481Honors ForumTBATBA1ThomasParticipation

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