Honors Foundations (UH) courses are the underpinnings of the Honors College experience. Traditionally limited to 15 seats to maximize meaningful academic discourse, relationship building, and faculty-student interactions, these courses allow students to explore a diverse array of topics while often granting general education core credit. After the first 6 hours, Honors Foundations count as Honors Electives.

Departmental Honors courses are offered throughout colleges across the University, feature the most outstanding and committed faculty, and are limited to only Honors College students. These courses are smaller than their non-honors counterparts and are traditionally offered as options to substitute for general education courses that fulfill core requirements. Departmental Honors courses are not typically more difficult than non-Honors sections but offer more discussion and interaction with faculty.

The Honors by Contract option provides up to 6 hours of Honors credit for Honors College students taking a departmental course at the 300 or 400 level.  In order to earn Honors credit, the student must collaborate with the course’s instructor to create an additional assignment or learning element to raise the course to Honors level work and make at least a B on the additional project. Faculty interested in learning more about the Honors by Contract process and approving applications can do so via the Honors College Approval System. Click here to learn more about how to set up an Honors by Contract course.

The deadline to apply for Honors by Contract for Spring semester is February 1, 2019.

Students may pursue an Independent Study in a subject area chosen in consultation with a qualified faculty member who will supervise the project. Often, self-directed studies lead to conference presentations, publications, and other experiences unique to the student’s interests. Students can receive credit in a plethora of ways either in one single semester or over the course of many semesters. Click here to learn more about how to set up an independent study.

The deadline to apply for independent study for Spring semester is January 16, 2019.

All graduate level coursework counts towards the Honors College requirements, and Honors College students are encouraged to explore graduate courses in their major field.

The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)allows highly talented and motivated students to earn their bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in five years in certain departments. Students should begin the application process in the fall of their junior year. Click this link for more information about AMP.

Abbreviation Title Term Teacher Honors Area & Credits
Abbreviation Title Term Teacher Honors Area & Credits
UH 102 Common Book: The Odyssey spring II 2019 TBA 1
UH 102 CommonBook: American War spring 2019 TBA 1
UH 155 FrSem: Adventure Literature spring 2019 Nathan Parker 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO American War and Dystopian Literature spring 2019 Anne Lamar 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO Cultural Literacy spring 2019 Chad Berry 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO Language, Society, and Transformation spring 2019 Miguel Mantero 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO Playing a Parable: Judeo-Christian Kingship in Final Fantasy 15 spring 2019 Wade Langer 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO Work, Play and Meaning spring 2019 Darren Surman 3
UH 155 FrSem: Oral History Experience: Tuscaloosa Bicentennial spring 2019 Anne Lamar 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Alabama’s Characteristics spring 2019 Susan Hamill 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Anarchy and Liberty spring 2019 Daniel Maguire 1
UH 120 HnExpl: Applied Politics spring 2019 Alan Spencer 1
UH 120 HnExpl: Diabetes and Obesity spring 2019 Pamela Payne Foster 1
UH 120 HnExpl: Engineering Metaphysics spring 2019 Amy Lang 1
UH 120 HnExpl: Fundraising for Community Service Projects spring 2019 Robert Witt 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Globalization Seminar spring 2019 Lenka Nolan 1
UH 120 HnExpl: Habitat for Humanity Preceptorship spring 2019 Ellen Potts 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Introduction to Non-Profit Management spring 2019 Eric Courchesne 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Issues and Trends in Healthcare spring 2019 Abby Horton 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Personal and Professional Development spring 2019 Amy Ratliff; Gayle Howell; Alicia Browne 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Photography I spring 2019 Chip Cooper 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Politics Ethics & Lobbying spring 2019 Robert McCurley 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Self-Discovery and Resilience spring 2019 Gerard Love 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Social Entrepreneurship spring 2019 Don Johnson 1
UH 120 HnExpl: Street Law spring 2019 Robert McCurley 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Sustained Dialogue for Inclusive Leadership spring 2019 Paige Bolden 1 (Pass/Fail)
UH 120 HnExpl: The American Working Class spring 2019 Quincy Hall 1
UH 120 HnExpl: The Dark Side of Technology spring 2019 Jonathon Davis 3
UH 120 HnExpl: The Etiquette Advantage spring 2019 Virginia Johnson 1
UH 120 HnExpl: The Intersections of Mass Media and Health & Wellbeing spring 2019 Brittney Vigna 1
UH 120 HnExpl: The Law of Philanthropy spring 2019 Janet Teer 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Art for Life’s Sake spring 2019 Robert Alley 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Books: A Historical Exploration spring 2019 Amy Pirkle 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Film and the Environment spring 2019 Christopher Davenport 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Image & Identity spring 2019 Christopher Davenport 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Leadership Lessons from Jazz spring 2019 Rob Alley 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Lights, Camera, Alabama! spring 2019 Billy Field 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: MOSAIC Magazine spring 2019 Henry Latta 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Photography II spring 2019 Chip Cooper 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Screenwriting: Scene Workshop spring 2019 Alan Lazer 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: The Art of Protest spring 2019 Christopher Davenport 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: The Films of Stanley Kubrick spring 2019 Alan Lazer 3
UH 400 HnIndSt: Advanced MOSAIC spring 2019 John Latta 3
UH 400 HnIndSt: Internship Prep & Interview Skills for New York spring 2019 Greg Wagner 1
UH 400 HnIndSt: MOSAIC Freelance spring 2019 John Latta 3
UH 105 HnMentor: Academic Mentoring spring 2019 Connie Coleman 3
UH 105 HnMentor: Elementary Reading spring 2019 Andrea Poole 3
UH 105 HnMentor: Middle and High School spring 2019 Eva Miller 3
UH 105 HnMentor: Rural Poverty in Education spring 2019 Kristie Cross 3
UH 400 Honors Independent Study: CESR Studies spring 2019 Staff 1-6
UH 100 Honors Year One: Honors Connections spring 2019 TBA 1 (Pass/Fail)
UH 204 Honors: Classics & African Culture: Globalization spring 2019 David Ngong 3
UH 204 Honors: Classics & African Culture: Religion, Health, & Healing spring 2019 David Ngong 3
UH 201 Honors: Classics and Western Culture spring 2019 Paul Phelps 3
UH 333 Honors: Every Move Counts: Chess Education Project spring 2019 Staff 3
UH 330 Honors: Introduction to Clinical Medicine spring 2019 Karen Burgess 3
UH 331 Honors: Save First: Poverty in America spring 2019 Staff 1 or 3
UH 405 LeadershipExp: Advanced MOSAIC Leaders spring 2019 Henry Latta 3
UH 405 LeadershipExp: Sustained Dialogue Leaders spring 2019 Paige Bolden 3
UH 300 Sem: A Republic If You Can Keep It spring 2019 Robert Witt 3
UH 300 Sem: Art to Life spring 2019 Daniel Potts 3
UH 300 Sem: Banned Books spring 2019 Bebe Barefoot-Lloyd 3
UH 300 Sem: Bohemianism spring 2019 Bebe Barefoot-Lloyd 3
UH 300 Sem: British-American Intelligence Cooperation spring 2019 Stephen Schwab 3
UH 300 Sem: Build Your Position! Ethical Case Studies Made Practical spring 2019 Thomas Herwig 3
UH 300 Sem: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties spring 2019 Grant Wilson 3
UH 300 Sem: Critical Analysis of Film – Woody Allen spring 2019 Marvin Sasser 3
UH 300 Sem: Cyber Information Security spring 2019 Ashley Ewing 3
UH 300 Sem: Environmental Research & Advocacy spring 2019 Christopher Davenport 3
UH 300 Sem: Grant Writing for Non-Profits spring 2019 Eric Courchesne 3
UH 300 Sem: Heroes of Faith and Justice in the 20th Century spring 2019 Thomas Herwig 3
UH 300 Sem: Higher Education spring 2019 Jim Bailey 3
UH 300 Sem: Historical Research Methods for the Study of Political Thought spring 2019 Ted Miller 3
UH 300 Sem: Law in Popular Culture spring 2019 Allen Linken 3
UH 300 Sem: Literary Doctors: Medicine, Mortality, and Literature spring 2019 Joshua Weathersby 3
UH 300 Sem: Masters of Eng. Lit, Donne and Milton spring 2019 Marvin Sasser 3
UH 300 Sem: Moral Obligation and the Feminine Experience spring 2019 Lane McLelland 3
UH 300 Sem: One Nation Under God – Religion in Politics spring 2019 Thomas Herwig 3
UH 300 Sem: Political Theories of Love spring 2019 Darren Surman 3
UH 300 Sem: Practical Politics: The Legislative Process spring 2019 Bob McCurley 3
UH 300 Sem: Research in Paleohydrology spring 2019 Glenn Tootle 3
UH 300 Sem: Shakespeare spring 2019 Brad Tuggle 3
UH 300 Sem: Shakespeare spring 2019 Brad Tuggle 3
UH 300 Sem: Shakespeare’s Plays spring 2019 Paul Phelps 3
UH 300 Sem: Southern Women Writers spring 2019 Anne Lamar 3
UH 300 Sem: Sustainability spring 2019 Jonathan McLelland 3
UH 300 Sem: The Indestructible Nature of James Bond spring 2019 Stephen Schwab 3
UH 300 Sem: The Practice of Oral History: A Service Learning Experience spring 2019 Anne Lamar 3
UH 300 Sem: The Search for Identity in Modern Fiction spring 2019 Dwight Eddins 3
UH 300 Sem: Thomas Paine, Writer & Revolutionary spring 2019 John Latta 3
UH 300 Sem: Women From Antiquity to Today spring 2019 Anastasia Summers 3
UH 300 Sem: Zen & Radical Arts spring 2019 Hank Lazer 3
UH 101 Survey: Citizenship and Service Learning spring 2019 Judith Halli 3
UH 101 Survey: Citizenship and Service Learning spring 2019 Courtney Thomas 3
UH 101 Survey: Educational Foundations of Rocketry spring 2019 W. Ross Bryan 3
UH 101 Survey: Social Change spring 2019 Amanda Ingram 3