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For the first time ever, Barrett is scheduling a full menu of remote summer courses and co-curricular activities. 

We encourage you to use summer as an opportunity to take advantage of summer programs in advancing your education while exploring what is best about Barrett. Being part of our honors community is about the combination of attending classes, exchanging ideas, engaging with colleagues and connecting with each other in co-curricular activities. 

We are complementing our honors course offerings with a diversity of co-curricular virtual experiences. Whether you are exploring one credit hour options around indigenous literature, popular TV shows or courses on happiness and self-awareness, or taking advantage of three credit hour options to engage in global learning or disciplinary and interdisciplinary course topics, we hope you will enjoy a range of co-curricular activities on all four campuses around the summer honors course themes above whether or not you are enrolled in those courses.

For incoming first year students we have programs designed to get you familiar with the local Phoenix Metro area and treasures throughout our state. You can hear about favorite restaurants, hiking spots and places mostly familiar to the locals, or explore important resources available to you in Barrett and across ASU. For all honors students, we have many opportunities to meet new people through fun activities like Scavenger Hunts, Trivia Tuesdays, Art Journaling, Scary Story Time or options to explore national and international treasures and cultural destinations like National Parks, the twelve Smithsonian museums, or tours of the Louvre or Carnival celebrations in Latin America.

We have courses in multiple categories:

Introductory Honors Courses

Introductory Honors Courses

One-credit HON 194 courses allow you to explore exciting themes and topics, such as indigenous literature or the popular TV show The Good Place, through an interdisciplinary lens and build skills in reading, writing and critical thinking

Courses on success, happiness and self-awareness from the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development

Courses on success, happiness and self-awareness from the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development

One-credit Lewis Center courses allow you to earn Honors credit while learning about your own personal strengths, and how to apply them for happiness and career success.

Courses that engage the pandemic through different intellectual and disciplinary lenses

Courses that engage the pandemic through different intellectual and disciplinary lenses

One and three-credit HON courses help you understand and respond to the challenges of our current moment from a variety of perspectives.

Classic Interdisciplinary Honors Courses

Classic Interdisciplinary Honors Courses

One and three credit HON courses that offer a selection of some of our most-loved Honors special topics, ranging from the sociology of drugs to space exploration in the twentieth century; and represent a key signature platform of the Barrett experience.

Honors Sections “In the Disciplines”

Honors Sections “In the Disciplines”

Honors-only sections of courses that serve as pre-requisites or electives in popular ASU majors allow you to obtain Honors credit and progress in your major at the same time.

Global Learning

Global Learning

We have one and three credit courses that allow you to explore global themes in partnership with students and faculty at overseas institutions.