Interdisciplinary Courses

A major academic component of the University Honors Program is the team-taught interdisciplinary course taught each fall. This 9 credit-hour course is open only to first and second year students in the University Honors Program. Each fall, a new interdisciplinary course is team-taught by five or six faculty members from different disciplines who are selected based on their excellence in teaching and scholarship. On occasion, experts from the medical center, the business sector, and the community participate as faculty or give guest lectures. Each interdisciplinary course is organized thematically and is designed to cover a broad range of material from a variety of disciplines.

Recent Interdisciplinary courses:

2013 "Science, Technology, and Society"
Stella Aslibekyan (Public Health)
Peter O'Neil (Mathematics)
Stacie Propst (Science)
Rusty Rushton (Literature)
Mike Sloane (Psychology)

2012 "Nationhood"
Sarah Culver (Economics)
Rusty Rushton (Literature)
Mike Sloane (Psychology)
Brian Steele (History) 
Connie Stockham (Law & Ethics) 

2011 "Knowledge and Ways of Knowing"
Doug Baulos (Art and Art History)
Jacqueline Nikles (Chemistry)
Peter O'Neil (Mathematics)
Rusty Rushton (Literature)
Mike Sloane (Psychology)
Mary Whall (Philosophy) 

2010 "Places and Spaces"
Michele Forman (History and Anthropology)
Elizabeth Hughey (English)
Kau C. Pang (Business)
Rusty Rushton (Literature)
Mike Sloane (Psychology)

2009 "Paradigm Shifts in Western Thought"
Andrew Keitt, Ph.D. (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of History and Anthropology)
Karla Koskinen, MFA (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Theatre)
James C. Martin, Ph.D. (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Physics)
Rusty Rushton, Ph.D. (Associate Director, UHP)
Mike Sloane, Ph.D. (Director, UHP; Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Psychology)

2008 "The Anatomy of Desire" 
Doug Baulos, MFA, (Instructor, Dept. of Art and Art History)
Sarah Culver, Ph.D., (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Finance, Economics, & Quant. Methods)
Rusty Rushton, Ph.D., (Assistant Director, UHP)
Mike Sloane, Ph.D., (Director, UHP; Associate Prof. Dept. of Psychology)
Rex Wright, Ph.D., (Professor, Dept. of Psychology)

2007 "Bottom-up, Top-down"
Linda Frost, Ph.D. (Associate Director, UHP; Associate Professor, Dept. of English)
Perry Gerakines, Ph.D., (Associate Professor, Dept. Of Physics)
Greg Mumford, Ph.D., (Asst Professor, Dept. of Anthropology)
Rusty Rushton, Ph.D., (Assistant Director, UHP)
Mike Sloane, Ph.D., (Director, UHP; Associate Prof. Dept. of Psychology)
Connie Stockham, (Attorney-at-law, Stockham, Carroll, & Smith, P.C.)

2006 "Minds and Realities"
John Beaton, Ph.D., (Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurology)
Linda Frost, Ph.D. (Associate Director, UHP; Associate Professor, Dept. of English)
Janice Kluge, Ph.D., (Professor, Dept. of Art and Art History)
Rusty Rushton, Ph.D., (Assistant Director, UHP)
Mike Sloane, Ph.D., (Director, UHP; Associate Prof. Dept. of Psychology)

2005 "It's About Time"
Mike Angell, Ph.D., (Associate Professor, Dept. of Music)
Sarah Culver, Ph.D., (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Finance, Economics, & Quant. Methods)
Linda Frost, Ph.D. (Associate Director, UHP; Associate Professor, Dept. of English)
Mike Neilson, Ph.D., (Professor Emeritus, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
Rusty Rushton, Ph.D., (Assistant Director, UHP)
Mike Sloane, Ph.D., (Director, UHP; Associate Prof. Dept. of Psychology)

2004 "In Search of Human Nature"
David Basilico, Ph.D., (Director Linguistics Program; Assoc Prof., Dept. of English)
Rev. Bill Blackerby, (Theologian, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Birmingham)
Lori Cormier, Ph.D., (Assoc Professor, Dept. of Anthropology)
Anne Cusic, Ph.D., (Instructor, Dept. of Biology)
Rusty Rushton, Ph.D., (Assistant Director, UHP)
Mike Sloane, Ph.D., (Director, UHP; Associate Prof. Dept. of Psychology)

2003 "Sightings: What We See and Why We See It"
Doug Baulos, MFA, (Instructor, Dept. of Art and Art History)
Ada Long, Ph.D., (Director, UHP; Professor, Dept. of English)
Dail Mullins, Ph.D., (Assoc. Prof. of Biochemistry; Assoc Prof, Sch. of Education)
Rusty Rushton, Ph.D., (Assistant Director, UHP)
Mike Sloane, Ph.D., (Director, UHP; Associate Prof. Dept. of Psychology)
Virginia Volker,Ph.D., (Instructor, Dept. of Biology)

2002 "Origins"
Joe Burns, Ph.D., (Assoc. Prof., Dept of Curriculum and Instruction, Sch of Education)
Fischer Humphries, (Theologian, Beeson School of Divinity, Samford University)
Ada Long, Ph.D., (Director, UHP; Professor, Dept. of English)
Dail Mullins, Ph.D., (Assoc. Prof. of Biochemistry; Assoc Prof, Sch. of Education)
Mike Neilson, Ph.D., (Professor Emeritus, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
Rusty Rushton, Ph.D., (Assistant Director, UHP)