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 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 2018


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DescriptionCourse #SecCRNCourse NameDayTimeLab DayLab TimeHoursProfessorType
Introduction to major art traditions of the world, from Paleolithic times to AD/CE 1000.ARTS 171700115594Hon Introduction into Art History ITR0800-09153SonikCore
An introduction to world art, c. 1000 to c. 1700. Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Europe with Islamic and non-Western art of the same period.ARTS 172700117667Hon Introduction into Art History IITR0330-04453BurnsCore
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 100700116240Hon 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 2027213507Hon 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 2037016575Hon Prin of MacroeconomicsTR0330-04453KimCore
English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.ENGL 112700110327Hon Writing Seminar IIMWF1000-10503GruwellCore
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.ENGL 2217EA12758Hon World Literature after 1600TR0800-09153BeardCore
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.ENGL 2217EA113204Hon World Literature after 1600TR1000-10503BeardCore
Spatial and locational context for analyzing change in the contemporary world, including elements of both physical and cultural environments.GEOG 101700112244Hon Global GeographyMWF1000-10503BryschCore
Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.HIST 102700117469Hon World History IIMWF0100-01503NoeCore
Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.HIST 1027EA110720Hon World History IIMWF1000-10503HamiltonCore
Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.HIST 1027EA213530Hon World History IIMWF1200-12503HamiltonCore
Survey of the role of technology from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.HIST 122700113664Hon Tech and Civ IIWF100-150M0100-01503MeyerCore
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 2737EA111616Hon Appreciation of MusicTR1230-01453GarrisonCore
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 2737EA214257Hon Appreciation of MusicTR0200-03153GarrisonCore
Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy, and selected inductive inferences.PHIL 1017EA117296Hon LogicMWF0900-09503LockhartCore
Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy, and selected inductive inferences.PHIL 1017EA215999Hon LogicMWF0800-08503LockhartCore
Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.PHIL 102700111825Hon EthicsTR0930-10453HamawakiCore
Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.PHIL 1027EA414981Hon EthicsTR1230-01453LockhartCore
Examination of current trends toward globalization in institutional development to address world problems.POLI 105700117903Hon Global Politics and IssuesTR0930-10453CrystalCore
 Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700114844Hon Intro to PsychologyMWF1100-11503KatzCore
 Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700214845Hon Intro to PsychologyTR0800-09153RobinsonCore
Appreciation of theatre arts. Development of sensitivity and critical skills as theatre-goers. Play attendance, reading, critiques, and term projects.THEA 2017117498Hon Intro to TheatreTR0330-04453CarrCore
Science Core. Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level. BIOL 1037EA110562Hon Organismal BiologyMWF0800-0850W0100-02504ZanzotCore
Science Core. Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level. BIOL 1037EA210563Hon Organismal BiologyMWF0800-0850W0300-04504ZanzotCore
Science Core. Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level. BIOL 1037EA312641Hon Organismal BiologyMWF0800-0850W0500-06504ZanzotCore
Science Core. Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level. BIOL 1037EA414471Hon Organismal BiologyMWF1000-1050W0100-02504ZanzotCore
Science Core. Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level. BIOL 1037EA514472Hon Organismal BiologyMWF1000-1050W0300-04504ZanzotCore
Science Core. Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level. BIOL 1037EA614473Hon Organismal BiologyMWF1000-1050W0500-06504ZanzotCore
General chemistry for students in the honors program.CHEM 1127EA110334Hon Gen Chemistry IIMWF1100-11503GordenCore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127CHEM 112800110339Hon Gen Chemistry II LabT1230-03151GordenCore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127CHEM 112800210341Hon Gen Chemistry II LabT0330-06151GordenCore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1127CHEM 112800312962Hon Gen Chemistry II LabR0330-06151GordenCore
General physical geology for Honors students and Geology majors.GEOL 110700116686Hon Dynamic EarthMWF1000-10504HawkinsCore
General physical geology for Honors students and for Geology majors.GEOL 110800116687Hon Dynamic Earth LabW0500-06500HawkinsCore
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors studentsMATH 162709013295Hon Calculus IIMWF0900-0950T0930-10204WhittCore
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors studentsMATH 162710010567Hon Calculus IIMWF1000-1050R0930-10204SzulgaCore
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors studentsMATH 162711015380Hon Calculus IIMWF1100-1150T1100-11504PetersonCore
The same material as MATH 2630, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 263709013312Hon Calculus IIIMWF0900-0950T0930-10204NaneCore
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. Physics at the level of PHYS 1600 or higher is expected.PHYS 161700111001Hon Physics IIMWF0900-0950R1230-03204ThomasCore
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. Physics at the level of PHYS 1600 or higher is expected.PHYS 161700211002Hon Physics IIMWF0900-0950R0330-06204ThomasCore
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. Physics at the level of PHYS 1600 or higher is expected.PHYS 161700312886Hon Physics IIMWF0900-0950R0700-09504ThomasCore
From an interdisciplinary perspective, this course examines the intersections of technology & technology & culture in a variety of social, historical, professional, and global settings.HONR 101700113262Hon Technology and Culture IIMWF1100-11503PlasketesInterdisciplinary
Organic chemistry for students in the honors program and Chemistry & Biochemistry majors. Topics similar toCHEM 208700114812Hon Organic Chemistry IIMWF0900-09503Chen Departmental
 Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2087. CHEM 208800114824Hon Organic Chemistry II LabT0330-06201RuycherDepartmental
 Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2087. CHEM 208800214825Hon Organic Chemistry II LabW1200-02501RuycherDepartmental
ustainability 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 200700114183Hon Global Consumer CulMWF1200-12503PresleyDepartmental
Continued review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures.FLSP 202700117738Hon Intermediate Spanish IIMWF1000-10504HollandDepartmental
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 2007EA113928Hon Nutrition and HealthMWF1100-11503GreeneDepartmental
Principles and applications of thermodynamics to engineering problems. Laboratory includes multi-disciplinary team projects on thermodynamics applications and fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics.ENGR 201000313076Honors ThermodynamicsTR1230-01453KnightDepartmental
this seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 300700113962Hon Seminar: Pop CultureMW0200-03153PlasketesSeminars
this seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 300700213955Hon Seminar: Human-Animal InteractionsTBATBA3MulvaneySeminars
this seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 3007EA116603Hon Seminar: Global LeadershipTR0930-10453SummerfieldSeminars
Directed research in an area of speciality within a specified area.HONR 398700114767Hon Research Seminar:Genomics and Personalized MedicineM0200-04303TaoResearch Seminars
Directed research in an area of speciality within a specified area.HONR 398700215507Honors Research Seminar:Restricting High Fructose Corn Syrup Consumption to Improve Metabolic HealthTBA3GreeneResearch Seminars
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700114032Hon Freshman ExplorationR1100-11501Sockwell-CurtisParticipation
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700217944Hon Freshman ExplorationT0100-01501HunterParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction.HONR 108700115042Hon Lyceum:Service LearningT0200-03151ThomasParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction.HONR 108700213306Hon Lyceum:Research at AuburnR0200-03151MattoxParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction.HONR 108700315040Hon Lyceum: Horseshoe Farms TutoringM0330-04451MattoxParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction.HONR 108700415041Hon Lyceum: Global IssuesW0400-04501HarrisParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction.HONR 108700517952Hon Lyceum: Being Brown in Dixie: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in the New SouthR0400-04501HarrisParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction.HONR 108700618506Honors Lyceum Week of Service: Strategic Planning to Curb PoveryM0700-07501ThomasParticipation
Attendance at co-curricular events held in and around the Auburn campus and community.HONR 207700114766Hon ForumTBATBA1MattoxParticipation
Attendance at co-curricular events held in and around the Auburn campus and community.HONR 207700214899Hon ForumTBATBA1ThomasParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700114918Hon 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 208700215506Hon Book ClubW0200-02501ThomasParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700318852Hon Book ClubM0400-04501CrandelParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700417165Hon Book ClubT0400-04501HarrisParticipation
Concentrated study in US or abroad.HONR 308700215565Hon Study and Travel:CubaTBATBA3SippielParticipation
Concentrated study in US or abroad.HONR 308700416389Hon Study and Travel:New YorkM0400-04503BringardnerParticipation

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