Rethinking how exceptional students learn is the cornerstone of the academic experience in Honors College.
Students have the option to enroll in Honors classes offered in their major and to choose our diverse small seminars, which are capped at 15 students. Honors seminars encourage discussion and deliberation, critical thinking and discovery. In the Honors College, there are many ways to learn—from departmental honors to small seminars, visiting faculty and artists-in-residence to self-directed study, honors by contract and internships. The Honors College prepares students for a future of service, advanced education, and outstanding professional achievement.
Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Major: Communications Studies and Political Science / Minor: International Studies
Maunica, who has been involved in Model United Nations since high school, aspires to become a communications strategist for the United Nations or an embassy. In the Honors College, she found faculty mentors and innovative scholarly opportunities that gave her the resources, confidence, and skills to pursue her passion.
“The classes are innovative and engaging. Each class has been different, but very developmental for my entire education,” Maunica said.
In “Power,” an Honors course taught by Dr. Ross Bryan, assistant dean of the Honors College, Maunica and her peers explored historical and contemporary notions of cultural and social power.
At UA, Maunica served as an Honors College Ambassador, worked as chief of external relations for the International Model United Nations Association, raised funds for UNICEF, and led a cultural immersion study abroad program in Serbia for 20 fellow UA students.