Honors College Courses
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.*
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.*
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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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 2021
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HONR Course Listing
|Description||CRN||Subj||Crse||Sec||Grade Mode Catalog Default||Cred||Title||Days||Time||Cap||Instructor||Date (MM/DD)||Location||Modality|
|Counts as a core Humanities specifically designed for Honors College students. From an interdisciplinary perspective, this course examines the intersections of technology & technology & culture in a variety of social, historical, professional, and global settings.||12722||HONR||1017||1||S||3||Honors Tech and Culture II||MWF||11:00 AM-11:50 AM||30||George M Plasketes||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2182||F2F Required|
|First year course that introduces new Honors College students to the Honors College and Auburn University and helps students become better informed about its resources and services. Topics include Honors College advising, Study Abroad, Campus Involvement, the Career Center, Academic Support and Study Skills, and many more. This course is for first year honors students only.||13307||HONR||1077||1||P||1||Honors Freshman Exploration||W||02:00 PM-02:50 PM||25||Savannah L Woodall||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2182||F2F Required|
|First year course that introduces new Honors College students to the Honors College and Auburn University and helps students become better informed about its resources and services. Topics include Honors College advising, Study Abroad, Campus Involvement, the Career Center, Academic Support and Study Skills, and many more. This course is for first year honors students only.||15514||HONR||1077||2||P||1||Honors Freshman Exploration||M||01:00 PM-01:50 PM||25||Taylor B Mitchell||01/06-04/30||HALEY 3228||F2F Required|
|First year course that introduces new Honors College students to the Honors College and Auburn University and helps students become better informed about its resources and services. Topics include Honors College advising, Study Abroad, Campus Involvement, the Career Center, Academic Support and Study Skills, and many more. This course is for first year honors students only.||18830||HONR||1077||3||P||1||Honors Freshman Exploration||M||03:00 PM-03:50 PM||25||Taylor B Mitchell||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2352||F2F Required|
|This course is a fun and rewarding way to help Freshman Honors students AND give back to the Honors College. Peer Instructors are assigned to one of the Freshman Exploration sections. There is a separate application to be a peer instructor. Interested in this opportunity? You can apply for this position by filling out the online Peer Instructor Application (https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_er4XL0XuRgd2xTv ) on or before November 24th. Questions can be sent to Savannah Woodall: firstname.lastname@example.org||19365||HONR||1087||1||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Peer Instructor||TBA||0||Savannah L Woodall||01/06-04/30||TBA||online asynchronous|
|For better or worse, drugs, both legal and illicit, are an intricate part of our world. We are exposed to drugs from the womb till the grave. We see commercials for pharmaceuticals on a daily basis, and the news is flooded with headlines about addiction, drug crises, and new drug crazes. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic foundation for understanding drugs in our current society. We will accomplish this goal by exploring a variety of different issues related to how drugs are used, abused, and perceived in America, while learning fundamentals of how drugs have their effect on the brain and the body. Some topics of discussion will include: perceptions of addiction in the 20th century, the opioid crisis, the legal status of marijuana, treatments for addiction, and the Drug Scheduling system.||12755||HONR||1087||2||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Drugs in America||W||02:00 PM-03:15 PM||30||Robert A Sauer||01/06-04/30||TBA||online synchronous|
|This lyceum introduces students to Economic Development from both a global and local perspective. While broadly exploring the process of improving the well-being of people, the primary focus will be on economics. The course will encourage students to be curious while keeping their heads, look outward, work wisely saving the best, use the human touch to change the world, and have fun through informal discussions. Using a variation of the Moore Method, a type of instructional approach used in advanced mathematics, students will be prompted to ask and answer probing, thoughtful questions on topics associated with economic development. Student-initiated question-and-answer participation will be assessed. No formal outside reading or writing assignments will be given.||16755||HONR||1087||3||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Economic Development: Local and Global Perspectives||R||02:00 PM-03:15 PM||30||Joseph S Johnson||01/06-04/30||TBA||F2F Required|
|In this course students are expected to conduct 15 hours of service and do an in-class presentation on their service experience. This class will meet 4-6 times during the semester, but most of your weekly meeting times will be canceled, allowing for community service time.||14000||HONR||1087||4||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Service Learning||R||09:30 AM-10:45 AM||18||TBA||01/06-04/30||HALEY 3218||F2F Flexible|
|You've taken personality assessments, or at least heard of them, but what do they really do? How can you use them to your benefit? In this course students will take learning and personality assessments, explore the results, and discuss how to apply the finds to the real-world. Some of the assessments included in the course will be the Enneagram, type focus, true colors, etc.||15520||HONR||1087||5||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Learning YOU through Assessments||T||03:30 PM-04:30 PM||30||Suzanne P Hunter||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2370||F2F Flexible|
|This course aims to provide a venue for Honors College students selected for the competitive CEO Fellows program to meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss their progress through the program. We will engage in meaningful conversation about the issues and topics covered within the program—including soft skills, conflict management, team building, and authentic leadership—and reflect upon the assignments being completed. We will also engage any questions that arise during the course of the program and think creatively about how we can apply our leadership skills in service of ourselves, our communities, and our world. Students in the course will complete a leadership project as the final project.||17546||HONR||1087||7||P||1||Honors Lyceum: CEO Fellows||TBA||0||Tiffany A Sippial||01/06-04/30||TBA||F2F Flexible|
|Transfer Transitions is a course designed for first-semester transfer students and current Auburn students who have recently applied and been accepted to the Honors College. The course introduces new Honors College students to the College and its resources and services. The goals of Transfer Transitions are to give recent transfer students and current Auburn transitioning students a strong identity within the Honors College by offering information that will help students be successful in the Honors curriculum, building a cohort, and introducing students to opportunities offered to Honors and other high-achieving students on the Auburn campus.||16512||HONR||1087||9||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Transfer Transitions||W||03:00 PM-03:50 PM||30||Yvette J Stone||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2182||F2F Flexible|
|In this Lyceum the speakers will discuss their involvement in research within their particular field. This is a great class to introduce you to research opportunities on Auburn's campus, and explore the different types of research that contributes to our R1 status.||14001||HONR||1087||10||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Research at Auburn||W||09:00 AM-09:50 AM||30||Robert J Kulick||01/06-04/30||TBA||online synchronous|
|Additive manufacturing , or 3d printing, has been gaining popularity since it was first conceived nearly 50 years ago. Technology has progressed to the point where small and portable units are affordable to nearly any consumer. Through a combination of lecture, article discussion and video presentation, This course aims to teach the history of 3d printing over the last 50 years with a focus on modern advancements, media perception, and use in popular culture. No prior knowledge of 3d printing is required, only interest.||17547||HONR||1087||11||P||1||Honors Lyceum: 3D Printing||W||03:00 PM-03:50 PM||30||Scott D Silvis||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2116||Blended Required|
|Additive manufacturing , or 3d printing, has been gaining popularity since it was first conceived nearly 50 years ago. Technology has progressed to the point where small and portable units are affordable to nearly any consumer. Through a combination of lecture, article discussion and video presentation, This course aims to teach the history of 3d printing over the last 50 years with a focus on modern advancements, media perception, and use in popular culture. No prior knowledge of 3d printing is required, only interest.||17573||HONR||1087||12||P||1||Honors Lyceum: 3D Printing||W||04:00 PM-04:50 PM||30||Scott D Silvis||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2116||Blended Required|
|The general purpose of this course is fairly simple, to provide a venue for us to learn about and openly discuss some of the major global issues we face today. The broader scope of this course will focus not just on the specific events occurring in the world, but with how we consume the media covering these events. Today we are inundated with a myriad of different news outlets. Some of these sources are consistently reliable, while others are at best ill-informed and at worst misinformation. But regardless of the source, it is important to always be a vigilant steward of the information we are reading, watching, or hearing. In this course you will have the opportunity to practice and refine your ability to assess sources as valid pieces of information by taking a deep dive into some of the top media stories from around the world.||18029||HONR||1087||13||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Global Issues||T||02:00 PM-03:15 PM||30||Shelby L Hall||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2116||F2F|
|In this Lyceum the speakers will discuss their involvement in research within their particular field. This is a great class to introduce you to research opportunities on Auburn's campus, and explore the different types of research that contributes to our R1 status.||17545||HONR||1087||14||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Research at Auburn||R||02:00 PM-02:50 PM||30||TBA||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2182||F2F Required|
|The general purpose of this course is fairly simple, to provide a venue for us to learn about and openly discuss recent developments in the realm of domestic and foreign political events and policy. The broader scope of this course will focus not just on the specific events occurring in the world, but with how we consume the media covering these events. Today we are inundated with a myriad of different news outlets. Some of these sources are consistently reliable, while others are at best ill-informed and at worst misinformation. But regardless of the source, it is important to always be a vigilant steward of the information we are reading, watching, or hearing. In this course you will have the opportunity to practice and refine your ability to assess sources as valid pieces of information by taking a deep dive into some of the top media stories from around the world.||18888||HONR||1087||15||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Global Politics||W||11:00 AM-11:50 AM||30||Kara E Newby||01/06-04/30||HALEY 3203||F2F|
|This course is designed for college students to understand the need for maintaining lifestyle of health and wellness. Students will be presented with current research related to health and wellness along with practical opportunities to enhance their relationship with food in college.||18897||HONR||1087||16||P||1||Honors Lyceum: Mindfulness Matters||W||11:00 AM-11:50 AM||30||Savannah L Woodall||01/06-04/30||DAVIS 255||F2F Required|
|Students attend 10 approved events held around Auburn’s campus or virtually and submit short summaries of their experience online. Events include research presentations, film screenings, academic seminars, plays, music concerts, lectures, Career Center workshops, etc.||13838||HONR||2077||1||S||1||Honors Forum||TBA||75||Krista Grant||01/06-04/30||TBA||online asynchronous|
|Students attend 10 approved events held around Auburn’s campus and submit short summaries of their experience online. Events include research presentations, film screenings, academic seminars, plays, music concerts, lectures, Career Center workshops, etc.||13922||HONR||2077||2||S||1||Honors Forum||TBA||75||Krista Grant||01/06-04/30||TBA||online asynchronous|
|We often tend to think of psychological well-being as the straightforward consequence of having good brain chemistry, habits, and attitudes — with perhaps some attention given to our family history. Using a social constructivist lens, this book club will offer an alternative way of understanding psychological make-up and well-being. Biehl, João. Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.||13939||HONR||2087||1||P||1||Honors Book Club: Social Conditions & Psychological Well-Being||T||04:00 PM-04:50 PM||15||Nathaniel A Maddox||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2124||F2F|
|American Gods by Neil Gaiman (ISBN: 0380789035) The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith (ISBN: 9781455502110)||14322||HONR||2087||2||P||1||Honors Book Club: American Monsters||W||02:00 PM-02:50 PM||15||Yvette J Stone||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2228||F2F Flexible|
|David Sehat, The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (Simon and Schuster, 2015) The 2016 paperback edition is preferrable: ISBN-13 : 978-1476779782 and Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (Liveright [Norton], 2020) ISBN-13 : 978-1631495731||15982||HONR||2087||3||P||1||Honors Book Club: Jefferson, Jesus, & John Wayne: History for Our Time||F||10:00 AM-10:50 AM||12||Charles A Israel||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2324||F2F Flexible|
|Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek; and Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek, David Mead, and Peter Docker||15156||HONR||2087||4||P||1||Honors Book Club: Exploring Your Why||T||04:00 PM-04:50 PM||15||Whitney Comer||01/06-04/30||TBA||F2F Flexible|
|The Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager||16388||HONR||2087||5||P||1||Honors Book Club: Exploring Connections between Engineering, Agriculture, Science and History||M||02:00 PM-02:50 PM||15||Paul M Patterson||01/06-04/30||LIBRY 4133||F2F Required|
|“A Hope in the Unseen” by Ron Suskind and “Educated” by Tara Westover||16389||HONR||2087||6||P||1||Honors Book Club: Leadership: Higher Education Access||T||11:00 AM-11:50 AM||15||Pearson M Brown||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2228||F2F Flexible|
|Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-374-27563-1||16511||HONR||2087||7||P||1||Honors Book Club: Thinking Fast & Slow||R||09:30 AM-10:45 AM||15||Robert A Sauer||01/06-04/30||TBA||online synchronous|
|Books will be chosen by the students in the Book Club.||16753||HONR||2087||8||P||1||Honors Book Club||M||03:30 PM-04:30 PM||12||David E Housel||01/06-04/30||Alumni Center||blended required|
|This is a course that fills a need for Honors students to receive a broad instruction to both STEM and Humanities research methodologies to prepare them for future research endeavors. This course is open for all honors students but is required for students pursuing Honors Research Scholar or University Honors Research Scholar.||19232||HONR||2097||1||P||3||Honors Research Methods||MWF||09:00 AM-09:50 AM||15||Toni M Carter||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2228||F2F Required|
|Popular culture—our “whole way of life” and “everydayness”—including all mass media, is the major cultural environment which almost all individuals can relate to and have experienced during the twentieth-plus century. Consequently, our cultural heritage, orientation and individual and collective cultural identity are vitally linked to and shaped by popular culture. This course is designed to facilitate the recognition, understanding, utilization, and appreciation of the basic theories, approaches, concepts, and issues within popular culture, and their critical connections to the various communication processes. Particular emphasis will be placed on identification and analysis of materials and texts which largely define the people, places and things that are a composite of contemporary American culture as they are presented as meaningful texts within radio, television, film, music, and advertising.||13258||HONR||3007||1||S||3||Honors Seminar: Pop Culture||MW||02:00 PM-03:15 PM||15||George M Plasketes||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2324||F2F Required|
|This course takes an integrated approach to advancing civil discourse through the lens of equity. The structure of this course provides an engaging environment for learning the knowledge, behaviors, and skills necessary to navigate difficult conversations and interactions. By the end of the semester, students will not only have a robust understanding of cultural competence, diversity, equity and inclusion, but students will be empowered to engage across difference with confidence and courage.||13251||HONR||3007||2||S||3||Honors Seminar: Unpacking the Moral Matrix: Diversity, equity and inclusion, and civil discourse||TR||03:30 PM-04:45 PM||15||Ada K Wilson||01/06-04/30||TBA||F2F Required|
|Political philosophy or political theory studies questions about the goals or purposes of politics. One way to state the principal question of political theory is: What is the best political system? Attempting to answer this question requires the study of not only contemporary politics but also past understandings of political, economic, and social life and the broader philosophical and religious questions that form the context for inquiry about the ends of politics. This course will address these issues within the context of both the promise and peril of modern technological development.||16383||HONR||3007||3||S||3||Honors Seminar: Political Philosophy and the Future of Modern Technological Societies||TR||03:30 PM-04:45 PM||15||Murray D Jardine||01/06-04/30||HALEY 3228||F2F Flexible|
|16754||HONR||2087||9||P||1||Honors Book Club||TBA||TBA||15||TBA||01/06-04/30||TBA|
|This course will comparatively explore the history of visual and performing arts in the Western European tradition from the Middle Ages to the present day. Students will have the opportunity to explore major intellectual and artistic movements—such as the Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and Romanticism—and consider how these ideas were manifested and channeled through the musical works, paintings, sculpture, and architecture of each era. Major figures in art and music will be explored alongside each other, revealing a kinship of creative expression that links Palestrina to Michelangelo, Beethoven to David, and Debussy to Monet. Students will also engage in a capstone project and presentation on a comparative arts topic of their choice.||16384||HONR||3007||4||S||3||Honors Seminar: Comparative Arts in the Western Tradition||TR||09:30 AM-10:45 AM||15||Matthew R Hoch||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2124||F2F Flexible|
|This course will prepare students to make more informed job/career decisions and strategies. They will participate in a comprehensive assessment to identify their “motivated” abilities. Using these insights, students will learn about “Goodness of Fit” and how to match their talents to the critical motivations required for both performance and satisfaction in their chosen job/career. Participants will be guided in developing long-term goals, short-term plans, job interviewing skills, mentorship relationships, and co-curricular learning opportunities.||16385||HONR||3007||5||S||3||Honors Seminar: Career Planning: Be the Best You||TR||12:30 PM-01:45 PM||15||Joseph S Johnson||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2334||F2F Required|
|The goal of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for Honors College students to support their peers on their journey toward academic success. Academic coaches provide tutoring and mentoring to fellow Honors students in a variety of subject-specific courses. Students in the course are responsible for hosting weekly coaching sessions and should be prepared to help students in their given subjects by reviewing the course material, preparing additional study materials, and serving as a mentor for Honors students attending sessions. Apply to be a coach through the link by Friday, April 17th: https://t.e2ma.net/click/85w6bc/gwyr8q/42fwwk||16386||HONR||3007||6||S||3||Honors Seminar: Peer Coaches||TBA||15||Yvette J Stone||01/06-04/30||TBA||online asynchronous|
|This seminar is a one-on-one independent course based on your prior experience with the following: Global Internship, Independent Project, Internship/Practicum Experience, Co-op Experience, Study Abroad Experiences, Sustained Community Service, Etc. To discuss the possibility of taking this course, email Suzanne Hunter at email@example.com.||16387||HONR||3007||7||S||3||Honors Seminar: Special Projects||TBA||15||Whitney Comer||01/06-04/30||TBA||online asynchronous|
|This seminar will focus on Albert Einstein as a scientist and as a popular culture figure. The seminar will explain the impact of Einstein’s five great theorems, and we and the students will collaborate on tracing Einstein through the popular culture process of his recognition to his becoming a role-icon and a brand. This second focus includes study of collections of pajamas, games, toys, life-size lego statues, Halloween costumes, and more. We will work with notable events in Einstein’s life such as British scientists trekking over three continents to Africa chasing an eclipse to prove his theory “On the Influence of Gravitation on the Propagation of Light.” Students will learn, practice and report on some major research methodologies such as Reception History. Among the seminars will be one led by Dr. Madsen, who holds an Academy Award for Lord of the Rings, on technical aspects of creating special effects for popular culture.||13839||HONR||3987||1||S||3||Honors Research Seminar: Einstein: Scientist and Role Icon||R||12:30 PM-03:10 PM||15||Paula R Backscheider||01/06-04/30||HALEY 3218||online synchronous|
|In this course, we will share a broad foundation of health issues in children and adolescents with an emphasis on psychosocial and behavioral development. We aim to educate tomorrow’s leaders with a guided study of child and adolescent health and wellbeing. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with important areas in school or community environments including, but not limited to, nutritional health, physical activity, respiratory health, oral health, and mental health. We will pay close attention to social determinants of health with the significance of family and community impact on children and adolescents. Lastly, we will explore relationships between human behaviors and health, and examine the effects of interventions on health outcomes.||14323||HONR||3987||2||S||3||Honors Research Seminar: Health for Children and Adolescents||R||02:00 PM-04:30 PM||15||Linda M Gibson-Young||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2124||F2F Flexible|
|This course will expose students to hands-on research experience on several cutting-edge biomedical research techniques including cell culture, transfection, site-directed mutagenesis, ligand binding assay, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, western blotting, and radioimmunoassay.||16515||HONR||3987||3||S||3||Honors Research Seminar: Genomics and Personalized Medicine||M||02:00 PM-04:30 PM||8||Ya-Xiong Tao||01/06-04/30||HALEY 2332||F2F Required|
Honors Core and Departmental Courses
|Description||Subject||Course #||Sec||CRN||Course Name||Day||Time||Lab Day||Lab Time||Credit Hrs||Location||Professor||CAP||ACT||REM||Type|
|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||1007||1||14732||Honors Public Speaking||TR||12:30 pm-01:45 pm||3||HALEY 2212||Jennifer McCullars Johnson (P)||25||0||25||Online Synchronous|
|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||2027||2||12907||Honors Principles of Microeconomics||TR||11:00 pm-12:15 pm||3||HALEY 2182||John T Bryant (P)||30||0||30||F2F required|
|Economic principles emphasizing economic aggregates, including measuring economic performance, macroeconomic theory, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, and fiscal and monetary policy.||ECON||2037||1||14890||Honors Principles of Macroeconomics||TR||12:30 pm-01:45 pm||3||MILLR 207||Gilad Moshe Sorek (P)||25||0||25||F2F flexible|
|English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.||ENGL||1127||EA||10268||Honors Writing Seminar II||MWF||9:00 am-9:50 am||3||LIBRY 3035||Franklin D Walters (P)||20||0||20||Blended Flexible|
|English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.||ENGL||1127||EA1||16210||Honors Writing Seminar II||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||3||LIBRY 3035||Franklin D Walters (P)||20||0||20||Blended Flexible|
|Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.||ENGL||2217||1||12330||Honors World Literature after 1600||MWF||11:00 am-11:50 am||3||TBA||Phillip Leon Beard (P)||25||0||25||Online Synchronous|
|Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.||ENGL||2217||2||12678||Honors World Literature after 1600||MWF||12:00 pm-12:50 pm||3||TBA||Phillip Leon Beard (P)||25||0||25||Online Synchronous|
|Spatial and locational context for analyzing change in the contemporary world, including elements of both physical and cultural environments.||GEOG||1017||1||11892||Honors Global Geography||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||3||TBA||Jamie Lauren Worms (P)||35||0||35||Online Synchronous|
|A survey of world history from early humanity to the late 18th century.||HIST||1017||1||17099||Honors World History I||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||3||LIBRY 3129||Perry A Colvin (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.||HIST||1027||1||15282||Honors World History II||MWF||12:00 pm-12:50 pm||3||LIBRY 3129||Perry A Colvin (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.||HIST||1027||2||10613||Honors World History II||MWF||2:00 pm-2:50 pm||3||LIBRY 4129||Perry A Colvin (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|History Core. Survey of the role of technology from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.||HIST||1227||1||13034||Honors Technology and Civilization II||M||1:00 pm-1:50 pm||WF||11:00 am-11:50 pm||3||TBA/LOWDR 27||Michael G Kozuh (P)||23||0||23||Blended Required|
|Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.||MUSI||2737||EA1||11368||Honors Appreciation of Music||TR||12:30 pm-01:45 pm||3||GOODW 102||Adam C Spurlin (P)||35||0||35||F2F required|
|Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.||MUSI||2737||EA2||13463||Honors Appreciation of Music||TR||02:00 pm-03:15 pm||3||GOODW 102||David H Odom (P)||35||0||35||F2F required|
|Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.||MUSI||2737||EA3||16578||Honors Appreciation of Music||TR||09:30 am-10:45 am||3||GOODW 102||Matthew P Wood (P)||35||0||35||F2F required|
|Fine Arts Core. Survey of popular music styles from the late 19th century to the present day. No previous music training required||MUSI||2747||EA1||18849||Honors Survey of Popular Music||MWF||11:00 am-11:50 am||3||SCC 118||Stephen N Kunzer (P)||30||0||30||F2F required|
|Fine Arts Core. Survey of popular music styles from the late 19th century to the present day. No previous music training required||MUSI||2747||EA2||18850||Honors Survey of Popular Music||TR||11:00 pm-12:15 pm||3||GOODW 102||Jilla R Roberts (P)||30||0||30||F2F required|
|Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy, and selected inductive inferences.||PHIL||1017||1||14623||Honors Logic||TR||2:00 pm-2:50 pm||3||HALEY 3326||G Michael Watkins (P)||26||0||26||F2F flexible|
|Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.||PHIL||1027||1||11536||Honors Ethics||TR||09:30 am-10:45 am||3||HALEY 3326||Arata Hamawaki (P)||26||0||26||F2F flexible|
|Humanities Core. Ethical inquiry into such major issues as abortion, eugenics, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, health-care delivery methods, and informed consent.||PHIL||1037||1||18789||Honors Ethics and the Health Sciences||TR||12:30 pm-01:45 pm||3||HALEY 3226||Nils-Hennes Stear (P)||35||0||35||F2F required|
|Examination of current trends toward globalization in institutional development to address world problems.||POLI||1057||1||15490||Honors Global Politics and Issues||TR||12:30 pm-01:45 pm||3||HALEY 2346||Peter Bentley White (P)||19||0||19||F2F flexible|
|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||1097||1||18732||Honors American Government in Multicultural World||MWF||2:00 pm-2:50 pm||3||LOWDR 34||Charles Elvis Davis||20||0||20||F2F flexible|
|Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.||PSYC||2017||1||13889||Honors Introduction to Psychology||MWF||9:00 am-9:50 am||3||TBA||Sara R Driskell (P)||25||0||25||Online Synchronous|
|Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.||PSYC||2017||2||13890||Honors Introduction to Psychology||TR||12:30 pm-01:45 pm||3||TBA||Alejandro Amadeo Lazarte (P)||25||0||25||Online Synchronous|
|Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level.||BIOL||1037||EA1||10467||Honors Organismal Biology||MWF||08:00 am-08:50 am||W||01:00 pm-02:50 pm||4||SCC 118/SCL 223||James Warren Zanzot (P)||16||0||16||F2F flexible|
|Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level.||BIOL||1037||EA2||10468||Honors Organismal Biology||MWF||08:00 am-08:50 am||W||03:00 pm-04:50 pm||4||SCC 118/SCL 223||James Warren Zanzot (P)||16||0||16||F2F flexible|
|Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level.||BIOL||1037||EA3||12236||Honors Organismal Biology||MWF||08:00 am-08:50 am||W||05:00 pm-06:50 pm||4||SCC 118/SCL 223||James Warren Zanzot (P)||16||0||16||F2F flexible|
|Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level.||BIOL||1037||EA4||13618||Honors Organismal Biology||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||W||01:00 pm-02:50 pm||4||SCC 118/SCL 223||James Warren Zanzot (P)||16||0||16||F2F flexible|
|Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level.||BIOL||1037||EA5||13619||Honors Organismal Biology||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||W||03:00 pm-04:50 pm||4||SCC 118/SCL 223||James Warren Zanzot (P)||16||0||16||F2F flexible|
|Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level.||BIOL||1037||EA6||13620||Honors Organismal Biology||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||W||05:00 pm-06:50 pm||4||SCC 118/SCL 223||James Warren Zanzot (P)||16||0||16||F2F flexible|
|Science Core. General chemistry for students in the honors program. Topics similar to CHEM 1120, but covered in more depth.||CHEM||1127||EA1||10275||Honors General Chemistry II||MWF||11:00 am-11:50 am||3||TBA||Jordan T Harshman (P)||70||0||70||Blended required|
|Science Core. Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127.||CHEM||1128||1||10277||Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory||T||12:30 pm-03:15 pm||1||SCL 306||Nida Aksara McKee (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|Science Core. Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127.||CHEM||1128||2||10278||Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory||T||03:30 pm-06:15 pm||1||SCL 306||Nida Aksara McKee (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|Science Core. Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127.||CHEM||1128||3||12493||Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory||R||12:30 pm-03:15 pm||1||SCL 306||Nida Aksara McKee (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|Organic chemistry for students in the honors program and Chemistry & Biochemistry majors. Topics similar to CHEM 2080, but covered in more depth.||CHEM||2087||1||13871||Honors Organic Chemistry II||MWF||09:00 am-09:50 am||3||SCC 115||Ming Chen (P)||48||0||48||F2F required|
|Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2087.||CHEM||2088||1||13876||Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||T||03:30 pm-06:20 pm||1||SCL 406||Veselin Ruychev (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2087.||CHEM||2088||2||13877||Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||W||12:00 pm-02:50 pm||1||SCL 406||Veselin Ruychev (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|General physical geology for Honors students and Geology majors.||GEOL||1107||1||14941||Honors Dynamic Earth||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||4||SCA 101||David Dulany Brink-Roby||20||0||20||Online Synchronous|
|General physical geology lab for Honors students and for Geology majors.||GEOL||1108||1||14942||Honors Dynamic Earth Laboratory||W||05:00 pm-06:50 pm||0||COLSM 2093a||Brennan Martin van Alderwerelt||20||0||20||F2F flexible|
|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. Science Core.||GEOL||1117||1||18806||Honors Earth and Life through Time||MWF||3:00 pm-3:50 pm||4||TBA||John Alexander Fronimos (P)||12||0||12||Online Synchronous|
|General historical geology for Honors students and Geology majors. Topics similar to those in GEOL 1111 but covered in greater depth. Science Core.||GEOL||1118||1||18807||Honors Earth and Life Through Time Laboratory||W||5:00 pm-6:50 pm||0||COLSM 2093B||Marilyn Browning Vogel (P)||12||0||12||F2F flexible|
|Science Core. Honors version of PHYS 1610.||PHYS||1617||1||10842||Honors Physics II||MWF||09:00 am-09:50 am||R||12:30 pm-03:20 pm||4||PARKR 319||Michael R Fogle (P)||12||0||12||F2F required|
|Science Core. Honors version of PHYS 1610.||PHYS||1617||2||10843||Honors Physics II||MWF||09:00 am-09:50 am||R||03:30 pm-06:20 pm||4||PARKR 319||Michael R Fogle (P)||12||0||12||F2F required|
|Science Core. Honors version of PHYS 1610.||PHYS||1617||3||12437||Honors Physics II||MWF||09:00 am-09:50 am||R||07:00 pm-09:50 pm||4||PARKR 319||Michael R Fogle (P)||12||0||12||F2F required|
|The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.||MATH||1627||90||12747||Honors Calculus II||MWF||09:00 am-09:50 am||T||09:30 am-10:20 am||4||TBA||Thomas Richard Whitt (P)||33||0||33||Online Synchronous|
|The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.||MATH||1627||100||10472||Honors Calculus II||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||R||09:30 am-10:20 am||4||SCC 122/PARKER 249||Lisa Dingler Peterson||24||0||24||F2F required|
|The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.||MATH||1627||130||14238||Honors Calculus II||MWF||11:00 am-11:50 am||T||11:00 am-12:15 pm||4||SCC 122/PARKER 249||Dmitry Vladimirovich Glotov (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|The same material as MATH 2630, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.||MATH||2637||90||12761||Honors Calculus III||MWF||09:00 am-09:50 am||T||09:30 am-10:20 am||4||SCC 122/PARKER 249||Selim Sukhtaiev (P)||24||0||24||F2F required|
|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||2007||1||13407||Honors Global Consumer Culture||TR||8:00 am-9:45 am||3||SPIDL 220||Abbi-Storm McCann (P)||10||0||10||F2F required|
|Study of wealth and philanthropic theories, principles, and applications as it applies in gender.||CADS||3707||EA1||13417||Gender, Wealth and Philanthropy||TR||02:00 pm-03:15 pm||3||MELL 4510||F2F required|
|COUN||2007||1||19425||Honors Living and Communicating in a Diverse Society||TR||9:30 am-10:45 am||3||HALEY 1212||Fatemah H A M Alqadfan||18||0||18|
|Review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures.||FLSP||2017||1||16343||Honors Intermediate Spanish I||MWF||09:00 am-09:50 am||4||Vivian C Saravia Holland (P)||25||0||25||Online synchronous|
|Continued review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures||FLSP||2027||1||15410||Honors Intermediate Spanish II||MWF||10:00 am-10:50 am||4||Vivian C Saravia Holland (P)||25||0||25||Online synchronous|
|Developing skills in written and spoken German. German grammar and syntax, vocabulary building. German phonology. Fall.||FLGR||3017||EA1||17104||Beg German Comp Conversation||MWF||11:00 am-11:50 am||3||HALEY 2213||Anja Werth (P)||Blended Flexible|
|ntroduction of linguistic principles governing mechanics of spoken German; emphasizes English-German contrast and pronunciation difficulties; further development of conversation skills.||FLGR||3037||1||18953||Advanced German Composition and Conversatio||MWF||12:00 pm-12:50 pm||3||TBA||Iulia Pittman (P)||Online synchronous|
|Department approval required. Designed for those in academic jeopardy, this course assists students in identifying issues impacting academic success and developing strategies to affect positive change. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit hours.||UNIV||1067||HON||14944||Honors Success Strategies II||MW||03:00 pm-03:50 pm||2||AUBIE 137||Suzanne Price Hunter (P)||18||0||18||F2F required|
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