Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars

Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar

  • Semester-long courses taught by one or more full-time faculty
  • Designed to promote analysis of issues that cross disciplinary boundaries.
  • Encourage methodological sophistication and independent inquiry.
  • Emphasize intellectual interchange between faculty and students and encourage students to analyze methodologies used by scholars in different fields.

See our seminar list for previous seminars. 

Spring 2017 Seminars


STEM Education Outreach

HON 399 01

3 credit hours

TR 12:45-2:05

Dr. P.J. Benfield and Dr. Matt Turner


Liquid Inert Fuel Thruster for Outreach and Flight Fundamentals:

The LIFTOFF Project

Students will use Integrated Product and Process Design (IPPD) to develop and qualify a hands-on, project-based, STEM learning activity, using a water rocket as its foundation, that provides a fun and interesting experience while simultaneously meeting Alabama middle school state standards.  During this course, honors students will:

  • Understand the voice of the customer (middle school teacher)
  • Implement Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to determine the best solution to meet the customer’s requirements
  • Develop initial multi-media materials to be tested in a classroom environment
  • Perform developmental and qualification testing
  • Analyze test data
  • Report results to a professional review board


Understanding Poverty in the U.S.

HON 399 01

3 credit hours

TR 3:55-5:15

Dr. Charles Hickman

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