Honors Seminars

Campuswide Honors offers specially designed seminars on a variety of topics each quarter taught by top UCI faculty.  These courses are open to all rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and Honors to Honors transfer students in Campuswide Honors on a first come, first served basis. The seminars are worth 4 units each.  Campuswide Honors students may take as many of these seminars as they wish, and can even use one of them to substitute for one quarter of an honors core course as designated by Campuswide Honors.
Only one substitution total permitted per student.

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Fall 2021 Seminars


  • Race Sport Media
    Instructor: Professor Victoria Johnson
    Enroll in: Film & Media Studies H80
    Honors seminar examining the intersection of race, sports, and media in everyday U.S. popular culture (film, TV, advertising, gaming, social media) and political culture. Materials fee.
    Credit: GE Category IV and VII, may substitute for one quarter of Social Science Core.
Victoria Johnson
  • Ethics, Technology and Design
    Instructor: Professor Katie Salen Tekinbas
    Enroll in: Informatics H81
    Provides a critical framework for how and why biases of many kinds are built into everyday digital tools. Reflections on ethics, technology, and design through case studies drawn from machine learning, CS education, engineering, social media, and criminal justice.
    Credit: GE Category III, may substitute for one quarter of Social Science Core.
Katie Salen Tekinbas
  • What is Space
    Instructor: Professor JB Manchak
    Enroll in: Logic & Philosophy of Science H81
    Historical, philosophical, scientific exploration of the concept of “space.” Questions of interest include: What kind of a thing is space? How can we know what space is like? How is space different from time?
    Credit: GE Category II, may substitute for one quarter of Science Core
  • CANCELLED: Neurodivergent
    Instructor: Professor Robin Steinberg-Epstein
    Enroll in: University Studies H80
    Examines the evolution of the diagnosis of autism through history. Deep inquiry of the neuroscience, etiology, and genetics of neurodivergent individuals as well as a review of the validity of the varied treatments will inform critical thinking.
    Credit: GE Category III credit, may substitute for one quarter of Science Core or Social Science Core

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