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 | Fall 2019


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DescriptionCourse #SecCRNCourse NameDayTimeLab DayLab TimeCredit HrsProfessor
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.COMM 100700115735Hon Public SpeakingTR1230-01453Johnson
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 2027010900Hon Prin of MicroeconomicsTR0930-10453Bryant
Economic principles emphasizing economic aggregates, including measuring economic performance, macroeconomic theory, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, and fiscal and monetary policy.ECON 2037113453Hon Prin of MacroeconomicsTR1100-12153Sorek
English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.ENGL 112700111592Hon Writing Seminar IITR1100-12153Walters
English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.ENGL 112700212922Hon Writing Seminar IITR1230-01453Walters
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from the ancient period to c. 1600.ENGL 2207EA11615Hon World Literature before 1600MWF1100-11503McKelly
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from the ancient period to c. 1600.ENGL 2207EA111614Hon World Literature before 1600MWF1200-12503McKelly
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.ENGL 2217EA11624Hon World Literature after 1600TR1230-01453Wickman
Spatial and locational context for analyzing change in the contemporary world, including elements of both physical and cultural environments.GEOG 101700113509Hon Global GeographyMWF0100-01503Payne
A survey of world history from early humanity to the late 18th century.HIST 101700118806Hon World History l (CWE)MWF1000-10503Colvin
A survey of world history from early humanity to the late 18th century.HIST 101700218807Hon World History l (CWE)MWF0300-03503Colvin
A survey of world history from early humanity to the late 18th century.HIST 1017EA110333Hon World History ITR0930-10453Colvin
A survey of world history from early humanity to the late 18th century.HIST 1017EA218099Hon World History lTR1230-01453McLean
Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.HIST 1027EA118158Hon World History IITR1230-01453Hamilton
Survey of the role of technology in history from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.HIST 121700113215Hon Tech and Civ IM0200-0250WF0200-02503Meyer
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 273700111930Hon Appreciation of MusicTR1100-12153Odom
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 273700212855Hon Appreciation of MusicTR0200-03153Odom
Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy, and selected inductive inferences.PHIL 1017EA114850Hon LogicMWF0900-09503Lockhart
Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.PHIL 102700112448Hon EthicsTR1100-12153Hamawaki
Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.PHIL 102700117997Hon EthicsTR0200-03153Hamawaki
Ethical inquiry into such major issues as abortion, eugenics, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, health-care delivery methods, and informed consent.PHIL 1037EA118488Honors Ethics and the Health SciencesTR0930-10453Bertrand
American political institutions, processes and behavior in comparative context, with special attention to the ways in which cultural and social diversity in the United States has impacted its politics.POLI 109700114912Hon American Gov in Multicul WorldMWF1000-10503Williamson
Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700113828Hon Intro to PsychologyTR0930-10453Robinson
Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700216949Hon Intro to PsychologyMWF1100-11503Lazarte
Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700318910Hon Intro to PsychologyMWF0900-09503Driskell
Introduction to the study of aocial and cultural patterns in society.SOCY 100700116891Hon SociologyMWF1100-11503Cousineau
Appreciation of theatre arts. Development of sensitivity and critical skills as theatre-goers. Play attendance, reading, critiques, and term projects.THEA 2017EA416835Hon Intro to TheatreTR0330-04453Carr
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EAA14000Hon BiologyM0900-1050TR1230-01454Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EAB14001Hon BiologyM1100-1250TR1230-01454Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EAC14002Hon BiologyM0100-0250TR1230-01454Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EAD14003Hon BiologyM0300-0450TR1230-01454Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EAE14004Hon BiologyM0500-0650TR1230-01454Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA110414Hon BiologyM0900-1050TR0800-09154Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA210417Hon BiologyM1100-1250TR0800-09154Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA312124Hon BiologyM0100-0250TR0800-09154Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA412125Hon BiologyM0300-0450TR0800-09154Zanzot
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA512474Hon BiologyM0500-0650TR0800-09154Zanzot
General chemistry for students in the honors program. Topics similar to CHEM 1110, but covered in more depth. CHEM 1117EA110679Hon Gen Chemistry 1MWF1100-11503Gorden
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1117. CHEM 111800110681Hon Gen Chemistry I LabT1230-03201Davis
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1117. CHEM 111800312475Hon Gen Chemistry 1 LabR0800-10501Davis
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1117. CHEM 111800512960Hon Gen Chemistry I LabW1200-02501Davis
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1117. CHEM 111800712964Hon Gen Chemistry 1 LabT0800-10501Davis
General physical geology for Honors students and Geology majors. GEOL 110700114705Hon Dynamic EarthMWF1000-10504Hawkins
General physical geology lab for Honors students and for Geology majors.GEOL 110800114706Hon Dynamic Earth Lab W0500-0650Hawkins
Physical and biological history of the Earth, with emphasis on the interaction between life, the atmosphere, rocks, and oceans. For Honors students and Geology majors.GEOL 111700114707Hon Earth & Life Through TimeMWF1000-10504Soltis
General historical geology lab for Honors students and Geology majors taking GEOL 1117GEOL 111800114708Hon Earth & Life Through Time Lab TBATBAVogel
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161709012710Hon Calculus IMWF0900-0950T0930-10204TBA
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161709117067Hon Calculus IMWF0900-0950T0930-10204TBA
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161710012074Hon Calculus IMWF1000-1050R0930-10204TBA
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161711012297Hon Calculus IMWF1100-1150R1100-11504TBA
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161712013520Hon Calculus IMWF1200-1250T1230-01204TBA
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161713012726Hon Calculus IMWF0100-0150R1230-01204TBA
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 162710011642Hon Calculus IIMWF1000-1050R0930-10204TBA
The same material as MATH 2630, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students. MATH 263708011665Hon Calculus IIIMWF0800-0850T 0800-08504TBA
The same material as MATH 2630, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students. MATH 263709012996Hon Calculus IIIMWF0900-0950T0930-10204TBA
The same material as MATH 2630, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students. MATH 263710013264Hon Calculus IIIMWF1000-1050R0930-10204TBA
Honors version of PHYS 1600. Membership in the Honors College or Departmental approval required. Recommended for Physics majors. Math at the level of MATH 1610 or higher is expected, at least concurrently.PHYS 160700113519Hon Physics IMWF0900-0950R1230-03204TBA
Honors version of PHYS 1600. Membership in the Honors College or Departmental approval required. Recommended for Physics majors. Math at the level of MATH 1610 or higher is expected, at least concurrently.PHYS 160700212455Hon Physics IMWF0900-0950R0330-06204TBA
Honors version of PHYS 1600. Membership in the Honors College or Departmental approval required. Recommended for Physics majors. Math at the level of MATH 1610 or higher is expected, at least concurrently.PHYS 160700315020Hon Physics IMWF0900-0950R 0700-09504TBA
Honors version of PHYS 1600. Membership in the Honors College or Departmental approval required. Recommended for Physics majors. Math at the level of MATH 1610 or higher is expected, at least concurrently.PHYS 160700412739Hon Physics IMWF0900-0950RTBA4TBA
Interdisciplinary course which presents major scientific concepts in physical and biological sciences. SCMH 1017001 16615Hon Concepts of ScienceTR0800-09154Moss
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in SCMH 1017.SCMH 1018001 16616Hon Concepts of ScienceT0500-0650Vogel
From an interdisciplinary perspective, this course examines the intersections of technology & technology & culture in a variety of social, historical, professional, and global setting.HONR 100700112939Hon Technology and Culture IMWF1100-11503Plasketes
Interdisciplinary exploration into concept of sustainability as theory and practiceHONR 102700112940Sustainability & Modern World IM0330-0445W0330-04453Vogel
Basic accounting principles with focus on preparation and use of financial statements. Sophomore standing.ACCT 211700112402Hon Prin of Fin AccountingTR0930-10453McLelland
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 200700113658Hon Global Consumer CulMWF0100-01503TBA
Study of wealth and philanthropic theories, principles, and applications as it applies in gender.CADS 370700113673Gender, Wealth & PhilanthropyTR0800-0915Funderburk
Organic chemistry for students in the honors program and Chemistry & Biochemistry majors. Topics similar to CHEM 2070, but covered in more depth. CHEM 207700113826Hon Organic Chemistry 1MWF0900-09503Merner
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2077. CHEM 207800113829Hon Organic Chemistry 1 LabR1230-03201Ruychev
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2077. CHEM 207800213830Hon Organic Chemistry 1 LabT0320-06201Ruychev
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2077. CHEM 207800313831Hon Organic Chemistry 1 LabW1200-02501Ruychev
Review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures.FLSP 201700117296Honors Intermed Spanish IMWF1000-10504Holland
Continued review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic culturesFLSP 202700117298Honors Intermed Spanish IIMWF1100-11504Holland
Examine hunger as a complex issue of sustainable human development. Topics include causes and consequences of domestic and global hunger and potential solutions. HUSC 2007EA112469Hunger: Causes, Consequences, and ResponsesTR0930-10453Powers
Matrices, row-reduction, systems of linear equations, (finite-dimensional) vector spaces, subspaces, bases, dimension, change of basis, linear transformations, kernels, orthogonality, Gram-Schmidt.MATH 2667EA18839Honors Topics in Linear AlgebraTR0200-03153TBA
This team-taught course fills a need for our Honors students to receive a broad introduction to both STEM and Humanities research methodologies to prepare them for future research endeavors.HONR 209700118994Honors Research MethodsMWF1100-11503Carter
This seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 3007EA16105Hon Seminar: Genomics & Personalized HealthM0200-04303Tao
This seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 300701118931Hon Seminar: Global Issues in Water Quality and Water SupplyTR1100-12153Thomas
Directed research in an area of speciality within a specified area.HONR 398700118882When Jane Austen Wrote FanfictionTBATBA3Friedman
Directed research in an area of speciality within a specified area.HONR 398700218906Community-Based Participatory ResearchTBATBA3Ruhlmann
Directed research in an area of speciality within a specified area.HONR 398700318932History of the Honors CollegeTBATBA3Sippial
Concentrated study in US or abroad.HONR 308700115714Hon Study and Travel: GermanyTBATBA3Harris
Concentrated study in US or abroad.HONR 308700217245Hon Study and Travel: IndiaTBATBA3Furr
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700112924Hon Freshmen ExplorationM 0100-01501TBA
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700212925Hon Freshmen ExplorationM0200-02501Hunter
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700312927Hon Freshmen ExplorationM0300-03501Hunter
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700415696Hon Freshmen ExplorationT1100-11501Stone
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700512926Hon Freshmen ExplorationW0900-09501TBA
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700617292Hon Freshmen ExplorationW0200-022501Moguel
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700718473Hon Freshmen ExplorationT1000-10501TBA
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700812928Hon Freshman ExplorationR1100-11501Stone
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700315196Honors Book Club: Caribbean VibesM0400--04501Thomas
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700415712Honors Book ClubM0330-04201Housel
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700518693Honors Book ClubT0330-04451Boyd
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700615713Honors Book ClubW1100-11501Stone
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700718564Honors Book ClubR0930-10451Johnson
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700112923Hon Lyceum: Horseshoe Farms TutoringM0330-04451Moguel
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700215373Hon Lyceum: Global IssuesR1100-11501Thomas
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700514718Hon Lyceum: Career SuccessR0200-03151Burnell
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700615785Hon Lyceum: Global PoliticsT0330-04451TBA
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700915169Hon Lyceum: Service Learning W0200-02501Hunter
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108701017604Hon Lyceum: Research at AuburnM1000-10501Moguel
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108701218570Hon Lyceum: Economic Dev: Local/Global PersR0200-03151Johnson
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108701318880Hon Lyceum: Career SuccessM0100-01501Townsend
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108701418881Hon Lyceum: Research at AuburnR0200-03151Thomas
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108701518911Hon Lyceum: CEO FellowsW1200-12501Sippial
Attendance at co-curricular events held in and around the Auburn campus and community.HONR 207700114444Honors ForumTBATBA1Thomas
Attendance at co-curricular events held in and around the Auburn campus and community.HONR 207700214935Honors ForumTBATBA1Thomas

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