The Honors College's Interdisciplinary Symposia are highly
unique team-taught classes available to incoming Honors
students for the very first time. They are distinguished
from traditional coursework by qualitatively different
expectations and an emphasis not on memorization but on
learning how to think and communicate. Choose one of the
courses above to learn more about it.
Benefits of Interdisciplinary Study
- Students doing interdisciplinary/cross-curricular study
learn to apply knowledge more effectively in thinking and
- What is learned is more readily "portable" to different
- Critical thinking learned in interdisciplinary courses
can be applied in any discipline.
- Students have expressed an increased motivation for
learning and a higher level of engagement.
- In contrast to learning skills in isolation, students
have seen the value of what they are learning and have
become more actively engaged.
- Provides optimum conditions under which broad-based
effective learning occurs.
Why an Honors Student at AU Should Take an
- Earn up to 12 hours during one year in just one course
- Learn not from a single professor but a coordinated team
of "master teachers" from diverse disciplines.
- Great avenue for meeting a large number of fellow
freshman Honors students who are pursuing a wide array of
- Excellent way of earning Honors and University Core
For more information, contact Dr. James Hansen, Honors
Director; 334/844-5860; firstname.lastname@example.org
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