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UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM (UH)

Dr. Robert W. Halli Jr., Director
Office: 111 Temple Tutwiler Hall

UH 101 Honors Values and Society. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

Examines the influence of human values on the shape and functioning of a society and its institutions. Emphasis and content vary with instructor.

UH 102 Capstone Exploratory Seminar. One hour.

Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Capstone Summer Honors Program.

Graded pass/fail. The seminar is designed to expose rising high school seniors to the rich array of resources, ideas, and experiences a research university offers. University faculty will lead group discussions. Emphasis and content based on faculty member's area of expertise.

UH 103 Honors Exploration of Poverty. One hour.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

Seminars on the legal issues, economics, history, politics, and sociology of poverty provide the context for meaningful community service in West Alabama.

UH 104 Honors Environmental Awareness. One hour.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

Seminars focus on the scientific, political, economic, and spiritual contexts for environmental awareness and will be held in a back-country retreat setting.

UH 105 Honors Mentoring. One hour.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

Personal assessment, role playing, group discussion, guest speakers, and actual experience teach participants the fundamentals and benefits of mentoring a child one-on-one.

UH 120 Honors Explorations. One hour.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

Highly flexible in scheduling and format, these seminars and other sorts of learning experiences focus on a single topic.

UH 201 Honors Classics and Western Culture I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

This course introduces students to some of the classic works of western culture in the ancient and medieval periods. Readings include works by Homer, Aristophanes, Plato, Virgil, Augustine, Dante, and selections from the Bible.

UH 202 Honors Classics and Eastern Culture. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

This course introduces students to some of the classic works of the Asian civilizations of India, China, and Japan. Readings include the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, Analects of Confucius, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, Shikibu's Tale of Genji, and Gandhi's autobiography.

UH 203 Honors Classics and Western Culture II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

This course introduces students to classic works of western culture in the early modern and modern periods. Readings include works by Machiavelli, Voltaire, Wollstonecraft, Marx, Darwin, Freud, and DuBois.

UH 210 Honors Fine Arts. Three hours.

An interdisciplinary approach to innovation and experimentation in the fine arts of the 20th (and 21st) century to develop appreciation and understanding of the key developments in the modern fine arts. Concepts and issues include collage, simulation, sampling, public art, etc. Typically, students will be involved in a variety of activities including critical analysis and creative work. Periodically, special topic versions of the course will be offered with a more specific focus.

UH 300 Honors Special Topics. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Member of the University Honors Program.

Topics will vary from semester to semester.

UH 305 McNair Research Internship. Two hours.

Prerequisite: Member of the McNair Scholars Program.

Funded research internship resulting in research experience, mentoring by a faculty researcher, a written research report, publication in The University of Alabama McNair Journal, and research presentation opportunities.

UH 330 Honors Issues in Contemporary Medicine (also CHS 330). Three hours.

Prerequisites: Member of the University Honors Program and junior or senior standing.

This lecture course is designed to acquaint students engaged in premedical studies with the major patterns of illness in the U.S. and with the medical disciplines that treat those illnesses.

UH 400 Honors Independent Study. One to six hours.

Prerequisites: Member of the University Honors Program and junior or senior standing.

Independent study in a subject area chosen by the student in consultation with a qualified faculty member who will supervise the project. A proposal outlining the project must be approved in advance by the supervisor and the director of the University Honors Program.

UH 498 Honors Thesis Research. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Member of the University Honors Program and junior or senior standing.

Research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with a qualified faculty supervisor pertaining to an honors thesis. A proposal outlining the thesis project must be approved in advance by the supervisor and the director of the University Honors Program.

UH 499 Honors Thesis. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Member of the University Honors Program and junior or senior standing.

Research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with a qualified faculty supervisor culminating in an honors thesis. A proposal outlining the thesis project must be approved in advance by the supervisor and the director of the University Honors Program in consultation.

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