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All Barrett students are required to complete the Barrett foundational courses. Lower Division students entering the Honors College are required to complete a two-semester sequence of “The Human Event”. Incoming Upper Division students complete a one semester course entitled “The History of Ideas”. These courses are taught by the Honors Faculty Fellows.
"The Human Event" is an interdisciplinary seminar focusing on key social and intellectual currents in the development of humanity in its diversity. Students examine human thought and imagination from various disciplines, including philosophy, history, literature, religion, science, social science, and art. Coursework emphasizes critical thinking, discussion, and argumentative writing. "History of Ideas" has the same objectives as "The Human Event", but is more intensive, since it is only one semester in length and reserved for upper division transfer students. The texts in "History of Ideas" are generally selected based on a theme of the instructors' choosing. Both of these signature courses represent, in microcosm, the great benefits of becoming part of the Barrett Honors College – small, student-centered, seminar-style classes in which students explore the world's greatest literature and most profound ideas with a faculty member chosen for their ability to facilitate lively, meaningful discussion. In this intellectually rich atmosphere, students bond over the course of the year as they form an honors cohort.
Intended primarily for new Barrett students and rising sophomores - but open to anyone who needs Honors credit - these one-credit courses allow you to explore exciting themes and topics through an interdisciplinary lens and build skills in reading, writing and critical thinking.
These courses help you understand and respond to the challenges of our current moment from a variety of perspectives.
These courses offer a selection of some of our most-loved Honors special topics; and represent a key signature platform of the Barrett experience.
These courses offer a support on your research & thesis activities.
These courses provide Honors-only sections of courses that serve as pre-requisites or electives in popular ASU majors. They allow you to obtain Honors credit and progress in your major at the same time, and to learn in your discipline in a supportive cohort with other Barrett students.
These one-credit courses allow you to earn Honors credit while learning about your own personal strengths and how to apply them for happiness and career success.
This course allows Barrett students to learn collaboratively with faculty and students at Sichuan University in China
If you have a summer internship, you can earn Honors credit by enrolling in this course
We also have an option to participate in remote global internships with international companies and non-profits as part of this course. For more information, contact Cassie Saenz at Cassandra.Saenz@asu.edu
|Course title||Course semester||Instructor|
|Nev Koker From Beirut to Tangiers: Contemporary Mediterranean Culture, Society, and Politics||Fall 2020||Dr. Neveser Koker|
|Can Medicine Heal Itself: Current Topics in Health and Healthcare||Spring 2020||Denis A. Cortese, MD|
|HON 394: Castles, Plagues, and Zombies: New Archaeological Discoveries of Medieval Europe||Fall 2020||Dr. Laura Popova|
|Narratives and Podcasting||Fall 2020||Dr. Peter Schmidt|
|Framing Offenders: The Crime Film||Fall 2020||Dr. April Miller|
Honors courses are mindfully designed to accomplish the following learning objectives:
Each honors class features the following core components: