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.

Spring 2020 Departmental Honors Courses found here.

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. See here to learn more about how to set up an Honors by Contract course.

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. See here to learn more about how to set up an independent study.

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. See here 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 2020 Bradley D Tuggle 1
UH 105 Education in America: Book Buddies spring 2020 Andrea Poole 3
UH 105 Education in America: BRIGHT spring 2020 Stacy Light 3
UH 105 Education in America: READ spring 2020 Andrea Poole; Mary L Tucker 3
UH 155 FrSem: Adventure Literature spring 2020 Nathan Parker 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO Language, Society, and Transformation spring 2020 Miguel Mantero 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO Narratives of Change spring 2020 Anne Franklin Lamar 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO Playing a Parable: Judeo-Christian Kingship in Final Fantasy 15 spring 2020 Wade Langer 3
UH 155 FrSem: HYO Work, Play and Meaning spring 2020 Darren Surman 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Alabama’s Characteristics spring 2020 Susan Hamill 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Engineering Metaphysics spring 2020 Amy Lang 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Habitat for Humanity Preceptorship spring 2020 Ellen Potts 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Introduction to Non-Profit Management spring 2020 Eric Courchesne 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Issues and Trends in Healthcare spring 2020 Abby Horton 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Personal and Professional Development spring 2020 Amy Ratliff; Gayle Howell; Erin Jett; Susanna Barkley 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Politics Ethics & Lobbying spring 2020 Robert McCurley 2
UH 120 HnExpl: Servant Leadership spring 2020 Trey Hayes 3
UH 120 HnExpl: Sustained Dialogue for Inclusive Leadership spring 2020 Paige Bolden 1
UH 120 HnExpl: The American Working Class spring 2020 Quincy Hall 1
UH 120 HnExpl: The Dark Side of Technology spring 2020 Jonathon Davis 3
UH 120 HnExpl: The Law of Philanthropy spring 2020 Janet Teer 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Art for Life’s Sake spring 2020 Robert Alley 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Books: A Historical Exploration spring 2020 Amy Pirkle 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Film and the Environment spring 2020 Christopher Davenport 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Image & Identity spring 2020 Christopher Davenport 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Lights, Camera, Alabama! spring 2020 Billy Field 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: MOSAIC Magazine spring 2020 Henry Latta 3
UH 120 HnFinArt: Photography I spring 2020 George P Cooper 2 credits
UH 210 HnFinArt: Photography II spring 2020 Chip Cooper 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: Screenwriting: Scene Workshop spring 2020 Alan Lazer 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: The Art of Protest spring 2020 Christopher Davenport 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: The Films of Stanley Kubrick spring 2020 Alan Lazer 3
UH 210 HnFinArt: William Blake: Language of the Spirit spring 2020 Scott McWaters 3
UH 400 HnIndSt: Advanced MOSAIC spring 2020 John Latta 3
UH 400 HnIndSt: Advanced Photography spring 2020 Chip Cooper 1
UH 499 001 12398 Honors Thesis spring 2020 TBA HONORS THESIS (3 credits)
UH 498 001 12397 Honors Thesis Research spring 2020 TBA HONORS THESIS RESEARCH (1-3 credits)
UH 204 Honors: Classics & African Culture: Globalization spring 2020 David Ngong 3
UH 201 Honors: Classics and Western Culture spring 2020 Paul Phelps 3
UH 300 Honors: Grad School Readiness spring 2020 TBD 3
UH 405 LdrshExp: Moral Forum Scholars spring 2020 Megan Bailey 2
UH 405 LdrshpExp: Political Civic Engagement spring 2020 Lane McLelland 3
UH 405 LdrshpExp: Rocketry Leaders spring 2020 Marcus Ashford; William R Bryan 3
UH 102 Leadership Lessons From Jazz spring 2020 Robert D Alley 1
UH 405 LeadershipExp: Advanced MOSAIC Leaders spring 2020 Henry Latta 3
UH 405 LeadershipExp: Sustained Dialogue Leaders spring 2020 Lane McLelland 3
UH 300 Sem: A Republic If You Can Keep It spring 2020 Robert Witt 3
UH 300 Sem: Art to Life spring 2020 Daniel Potts 3
UH 300 Sem: Banned Books spring 2020 Bebe Barefoot-Lloyd 3
UH 300 Sem: Bohemianism spring 2020 Bebe Barefoot-Lloyd 3
UH 300 Sem: British-American Intelligence Cooperation spring 2020 Stephen Schwab 3
UH 300 Sem: Build Your Position! Ethical Case Studies Made Practical spring 2020 Thomas Herwig 3
UH 300 Sem: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties spring 2020 Grant Wilson 3
UH 300 Sem: Environmental Research & Advocacy spring 2020 Christopher Davenport 3
UH 300 Sem: Gossip, Rumor, Social Media, and Social Change spring 2020 John Latta 3
UH 300 Sem: Grant Writing for Non-Profits spring 2020 Eric Courchesne 3
UH 300 Sem: Heroes of Faith and Justice in the 20th Century spring 2020 Thomas Herwig 3
UH 300 Sem: Higher Education spring 2020 Jim Bailey 3
UH 300 Sem: Law in Popular Culture spring 2020 Allen Linken 3
UH 300 Sem: Literary Doctors: Medicine, Mortality, and Literature spring 2020 Joshua Weathersby 3
UH 300 Sem: Masters of Eng. Lit, Donne and Milton spring 2020 Marvin Sasser 3
UH 300 Sem: New Ventures into Entrepreneurship spring 2020 Lawrence W Greer 3
UH 300 Sem: One Nation Under God – Religion in Politics spring 2020 Thomas Herwig 3
UH 300 Sem: Political Theories of Love spring 2020 Darren Surman 3
UH 300 Sem: Practical Politics: The Legislative Process spring 2020 Bob McCurley 3
UH 300 Sem: Research in Paleohydrology spring 2020 Glenn Tootle 3
UH 300 Sem: Shakespeare spring 2020 Brad Tuggle 3
UH 300 Sem: Shakespeare’s Plays spring 2020 Paul Phelps 3
UH 300 Sem: Southern Women Writers spring 2020 Anne Lamar 3
UH 300 Sem: Sustainability spring 2020 Jonathan McLelland 3
UH 300 Sem: The Indestructible Nature of James Bond spring 2020 Stephen Schwab 3
UH 300 Sem: The Legal Process spring 2020 Philip Reich 3
UH 300 Sem: The Search for Identity in Modern Fiction spring 2020 Dwight Eddins 3
UH 300 Sem: Thomas Paine, Writer & Revolutionary spring 2020 John Latta 3
UH 300 Sem: Women From Antiquity to Today spring 2020 Anastasia Summers 3
UH 155 Survey: Moral Forum spring 2020 Megan Bailey 3
UH 101 Survey: Social Foundations of Rocketry spring 2020 W. Ross Bryan 3
UH 102 Unknown Americans spring 2020 Tony W Langer; Frances J Turner 1