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 2018


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DescriptionCourse #SecCRNCourse NameDayTimeLab DayLab TimeCredit HrsProfessorType
An exploration of the global history of portraiture and self-portraiture from the ancient to contemporary periods.ARTS 161700119050Hon Intro to Art HistoryTR0800-09153FloydCore
Offers an overview of the art of the world and its circulation at key moments in time: 1500 BCE, 1 CE, 1500 CE, 1900, and today.ARTS 161700219051Hon Intro to Art HistoryMW1500-16153BurnsCore
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 100700116605Hon 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 2027011044Hon Prin of MicroeconomicsTR0930-10453SophocleusCore
Economic principles emphasizing economic aggregates, including measuring economic performance, macroeconomic theory, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, and fiscal and monetary policy.ECON 2037113834Hon Prin of MacroeconomicsTR1100-12153KimCore
English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.ENGL 1127EA13194Hon Writing Seminar IIMWF0100-01503EidsonCore
English Composition Core. Emphasis on research.ENGL 1127EA111785Hon Writing Seminar IITR1100-12153WaltersCore
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from the ancient period to c. 1600.ENGL 220700111809Hon World Literature before 1600MWF1000-10503WehrsCore
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from the ancient period to c. 1600.ENGL 2207EA11808Hon World Literature before 1600MWF1100-11503McKellyCore
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.ENGL 2217EA11820Hon World Literature after 1600TR1100-12153WickmanCore
Culturally diverse readings in world literature from c. 1600 to the present.ENGL 2217EA113189Hon World Literature after 1600TR1230-01453WickmanCore
Spatial and locational context for analyzing change in the contemporary world, including elements of both physical and cultural environments.GEOG 101700113901Hon Global GeographyMWF0100-01503PayneCore
A survey of world history from early humanity to the late 18th century.HIST 101700110377Hon World History ITR0930-10453CraigCore
Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.HIST 102700118104Hon World History IIMWF1200-12503NoeCore
Survey of the role of technology in history from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.HIST 121700113516Hon Tech and Civ IWF0300-0350M0100-01503BeckwithCore
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 273700112154Hon Appreciation of MusicTR1100-12153KunzerCore
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 273700213124Hon Appreciation of MusicTR0200-03153BairdCore
Orientation in the art of listening. Outstanding composers and musical composition. No previous music training required.MUSI 273700318871Hon Appreciation of MusicTR0330-04453OdomCore
Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy, and selected inductive inferences.PHIL 1017EA112838Hon LogicMWF0900-09503LockhartCore
Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy, and selected inductive inferences.PHIL 1017EA215401Hon LogicMWF1000-10503LockhartCore
Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.PHIL 102700112686Hon EthicsTR0930-10453HamawakiCore
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 109700115471Hon American Gov in Multicul WorldMWF0900-09503TBACore
 Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700218228Hon Intro to PsychologyMWF1100-11503LazarteCore
 Introduction to the various subfields of psychology such as developmental, biological, cognitive, clinical, and social psychology.PSYC 201700114236Hon Intro to PsychologyTR0800-09153RobinsonCore
Introduction to the study of aocial and cultural patterns in society.SOCY 100700118163Hon SociologyTR0200-03153CousineauCore
Appreciation of theatre arts. Development of sensitivity and critical skills as theatre-goers. Play attendance, reading, critiques, and term projects.THEA 201700118092Hon Intro to TheatreTR0330-04453CarrCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 102700114435Hon BiologyTR1230-0145M0500-06504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 102700714431Hon BiologyTR1230-0145M0900-10504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 102700814432Hon BiologyTR1230-0145M1100-12504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 102700914433Hon BiologyTR1230-0145M0100-02504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 102701014434Hon BiologyTR1230-0145M0300-04504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA110458Hon BiologyTR0800-0915M0900-10504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA210461Hon BiologyTR0800-0915M1100-12504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA312353Hon BiologyTR0800-0915M0100-02504ZanzotCore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA412354Hon BiologyTR0800-0915M0300-04504TBACore
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms.BIOL 1027EA512714Hon BiologyTR0800-0915M0500-06504TBACore
General chemistry for students in the honors program. Topics similar to CHEM 1110, but covered in more depth. CHEM 1117EA110771Hon Gen Chemistry 1MWF1100-11503CammarataCore
General chemistry for students in the honors program. Topics similar to CHEM 1110, but covered in more depth. CHEM 1117EA212712Hon Gen Chemistry 1MWF0800-08503TBACore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1117. CHEM 111800110773Hon Gen Chemistry I LabT1230-03201TBACore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1117. CHEM 111800312715Hon Gen Chemistry 1 LabR0800-10501TBACore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1117. CHEM 111800513237Hon Gen Chemistry I LabW1200-02501TBACore
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 1117. CHEM 111800713241Hon Gen Chemistry 1 LabT0800-10501TBACore
General physical geology for Honors students and Geology majors. GEOL 110700115225Hon Dynamic EarthMWF1000-1050HawkinsCore
General physical geology lab for Honors students and for Geology majors.GEOL 110800115226Hon Dynamic Earth Lab W0500-0650HawkinsCore
 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 111700115227Hon Earth & Life Through TimeMWF1000-1050SoltisCore
General historical geology lab for Honors students and Geology majors taking GEOL 1117GEOL 111800115228Hon Earth & Life Through Time Lab TBATBAVogelCore
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161709012970Hon Calculus IMWF0900-0950T0930-10204TBACore
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161709118369Hon Calculus IMWF0900-0950T0930-10204TBACore
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161710012299Hon Calculus IMWF1000-1050R0930-10204TBACore
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161711012528Hon Calculus IMWF1100-1150R1100-11504TBACore
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161712013912Hon Calculus IMWF1200-1250T1230-01204TBACore
This course covers the same material as MATH 1610 but in a greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 161713012986Hon Calculus IMWF0100-0150R1230-01204TBACore
The same material as MATH 1620, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students.MATH 162710011841Hon Calculus IIMWF1000-1050R0930-10204TBACore
The same material as MATH 2630, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students. MATH 263708011865Hon Calculus IIIMWF0800-0850T 0800-08504TBACore
The same material as MATH 2630, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students. MATH 263709013274Hon Calculus IIIMWF0900-0950T0930-10204TBACore
The same material as MATH 2630, but in greater depth appropriate for honors students. MATH 263710013602Hon Calculus IIIMWF1000-1050R0930-10204TBACore
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 160700113911Hon Physics IMWF0900-0950R1230-03204LaurentCore
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 160700212693Hon Physics IMWF0900-0950R0330-06204LaurentCore
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 160700315612Hon Physics IMWF0900-0950R 0700-09504LaurentCore
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 160700412999Hon Physics IMWF0900-0950RTBA4LaurentCore
Interdisciplinary course which presents major scientific concepts in physical and biological sciences. SCMH 1017001 17837Hon Concepts of ScienceTR0800-09154TBACore
From an interdisciplinary perspective, this course examines the intersections of technology & technology & culture in a variety of social, historical, professional, and global setting.HONR 100700113211Hon Technology and Culture IMWF1100-11503PlasketesInterdisciplinary
nterdisciplinary exploration into concept of sustainability as theory and practiceHONR 102700113212Sustainability & Modern World ITR0330-04453SmithInterdisciplinary
Basic accounting principles with focus on preparation and use of financial statements. Sophomore standing.ACCT 211700112638Hon Prin of Fin AccountingTR0930-10453McLellandDepartmental
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 200700114054Hon Global Consumer CulMWF1100-11503TBADepartmental
Study of wealth and philanthropic theories, principles, and applications as it applies in gender.CADS 370700214070Gender, Weath, & PhilanthropyTR0800-09153FunderburkDepartmental
Organic chemistry for students in the honors program and Chemistry & Biochemistry majors. Topics similar to CHEM 2070, but covered in more depth. CHEM 207700114234Hon Organic Chemistry 1MWF0900-09503MernerDepartmental
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2077. CHEM 207800114237Hon Organic Chemistry 1 LabR1200-02501MernerDepartmental
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2077. CHEM 207800214238Hon Organic Chemistry 1 LabT0300-05501MernerDepartmental
Laboratory experiments emphasizing course material in CHEM 2077. CHEM 207800314239Hon Organic Chemistry 1 LabW1200-02501MernerDepartmental
Review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures.FLSP 201700118657Honors Intermed Spanish IMWF0900-09504HollandDepartmental
Continued review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills, and increased understanding of Hispanic culturesFLSP 202700118659Honors Intermed Spanish IIMWF1100-11504HollandDepartmental
Examine hunger as a complex issue of sustainable human development. Topics include causes and consequences of domestic and global hunger and potential solutions. HUSC 200700112709Hunger: Causes, Consequences & ResourcesTR0930-1045R1100-12153TBADepartmental
This seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 300700115036Hon Seminar: Beyond Week of ServiceTR0800-0915 3ThomasSeminars
This seminar involves critical reading and research in advanced topics having both intra- and interdisciplinary implications and applications.HONR 300700317082Hon Seminar: Genomics & Personalized HealthM0200-04303TaoSeminars
Concentrated study in US or abroad.HONR 308700116574Hon Study and Travel: GermanyMTBA3HarrisStudy & Travel
Concentrated study in US or abroad. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.HONR 308700218599Hon Study and Travel: IndiaMTBA3FurrStudy & Travel
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700113196Hon Freshmen ExplorationM 0100-01501TBAParticipation
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700213197Hon Freshmen ExplorationM0200-02501TBAParticipation
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700313199Hon Freshmen ExplorationM0300-03501TBAParticipation
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700416535Hon Freshmen ExplorationT1100-11501TBAParticipation
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700513198Hon Freshmen ExplorationW0900-09501TBAParticipation
Colloquium that introduces new Honors College students to the College and helps students become better informed about its resources and services.HONR 107700813200Hon Freshman ExplorationR1100-11501TBAParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700315828Honors Book ClubM0400-04501HouselParticipation
Moderated discussions of significant ideas found in recent reowned books. Each discussion group is led by an experienced teacher or university leader.HONR 208700616573Honors Book ClubW0400--04501HarrisParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700113195Hon Lyceum:Virtual Tutoring Elem StudentsM0330-04451ThomasParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700216042Hon Lyceum: Global IssuesR1100-11501HarrisParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700315792Hon Lyceum:SustainabilityT1230-01451ThomasParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700416093Hon Lyceum: WoS LeadershipT0800-0915 P1ThomasParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700515238Hon Lyceum: Career SuccessR0200-03151HallParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700616671Hon Lyceum: Times on TuesdayT0330-04451HarrisParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700715248Hon Lyceum: Constr Safety/Health Svc ProjM0800-0850 p1ThomasParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700815793Hon Lyceum: Week of ServiceT0800-0915 p1ThomasParticipation
Weekly academic lectures followed by discussion and interaction. HONR 108700915794Hon Lyceum: Service Learning W0200-02501ThomasParticipation
Attendance at co-curricular events held in and around the Auburn campus and community.HONR 207700114930Honors ForumTBATBA1MattoxParticipation
Attendance at co-curricular events held in and around the Auburn campus and community.HONR 207700214931Honors ForumTBATBA1MattoxParticipation

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