Summer 2024 Courses

Registration Guidelines

Meeting times, locations, CRNs, specific section numbers, are all listed in WyoRecords under the “Look Up Classes” search function. 

Pre-Requisites: All Honors Upper-Division Classes (3000 and 4000 level) require students to have completed their COM 1 and COM 2 requirements.

Main campus Honors College fall courses will open to non-Honors College after the early enrollment period. Non-Honors College students wishing to register for these courses need to have at least a 3.25 cumulative UW GPA and will need to request an override from the Honors College. Students should email Li Teng to make this request. Online Honors classes are open to all students.

*Please note that Honors College FYS courses are open to all UW students with no override necessary.


Please reach out to the Honors Advising Team for more information and guidance when registering.

Course Modalities

  • Traditional – This means that the class is scheduled to be in-person and students will meet face-to-face.  

  • Asynchronous Online –  This means that the course will be completely online, without any scheduled meeting dates or times. 

  • Synchronous Online – This means that the course will be completely online, but there will be a synchronous requirement, meaning students will have specific day/times scheduled for Zoom sessions.


HP 3150: One Health: Integrating Human, Animal, and Ecological HealthCredits: 3Instructor: Alisa Siceloff
Asynchronous OnlineHonors College Attributes: Upper-division electiveUSP attributes: noneA&S attributes: noneCourse Description:

Looking for an asynchronous online course this summer that delves into the connection between human, animal, and environmental health? No matter what your major, One Health has something for you! Using game-based activities, you will take part in a quest exploring the exciting and intricate connections between our environment, humans, and animals. Complete missions on a variety of topics from the human-animal bond to zoonotic disease spread! Explore how climate change can lead to food and water shortages and ways we can adapt to prevent catastrophic outcomes.

 Anatomy drawing


HP 3152: Re-Visioning Story through Native American Narratives
 3Instructor: Ann Stebner SteeleModality: Asynchronous OnlineHonors College Attributes: Honors Global Perspectives (*Nonwestern), Upper-Division ElectiveUSP attributes: (H) Human Culture
A&S attributes: noneCourse Description

The stories we hear matter – they shape our understanding of history, the world, and ourselves. By listening carefully to the stories of others, we can begin to broaden our perspectives, redefine and expand our thinking, and deepen our empathy for diverse experiences. Too often in America, we hear a single story about Native American people, one that reduces and marginalizes their experiences. The stories we have been given are incomplete, tidied up, simplified. Even as we learn the limitations of the history we’ve been taught, representations of Native people are frequently reduced to stereotypes of dying cultures. Thus, the stories we have are inadequate for representing the history and present-day experiences and knowledge of Native American people. But many Native authors have revised the shape of stories to create containers capable of conveying the complexity and richness of those experiences and that knowledge.




HP 4152: Modes: Mass Media and Collective ConsciousnessInstructor: Adrian MolinaModality: Asynchronous OnlineHonors College Attributes: Upper-division electiveUSP attributes: (H) Human CultureA&S attributes: noneThis course explores the most central and critical issues of our times: Humanity, Technology, and Sustainability.  In this course, the student is the main "Text," meaning that each student will engage in contemplative education practices.  Students will examine their own lives in relationship to technology, mass media, social media, and how the cyborg-ification of our lives affects our physical, mental, and motional health, as well as our relationships with other humans.  

Additionally, this is a topics course that may explore any of the following: the development of collective consciousness; historical uses of propaganda; functions of mass media; the functions of corporate media vs independent media; how mass media affects public opinion; journalism and ethical considerations; pop culture's relationship to American values and standards; the nature of news coverage and news filters; access to media and social justice concerns; functions of art and entertainment; critiques of mass media and pop culture; alternative forms of media; futurist perspectives on human consciousness; ecological and environmental concerns; and real-time developments in technology. 

Interactive globe



HP 4154: Art and Culture of Hip HopCredits: 3Instructor: Adrian MolinaModality: Asynchronous OnlineHonors College attributes: Upper-Division ElectiveUSP attributes: H (Human Culture)A&S attributes: D (Diversity)Course Description
This course is an inter- and multi-disciplinary course inspired by human culture.  This course explores a culture and form of music that hundreds of millions of people throughout the world identify with.  Hip-Hop was born in the South Bronx, NY in the early 1970s, where African-American, Latino, and immigrant populations were essentially cast off as a result of the construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway, white flight into the suburbs, and the politics of abandonment.  Hip-Hop music and culture has now spread throughout the world, and regardless of whether the discussion is about mainstream gangster rap or socially and political conscious Hip-Hop, this emerging field of study has broad, cultural, social, political, and economic implications.  Students will research, explore, discuss and write about American historical music influences, the history and development of hip-hop, the various artistic elements of hip-hop, hip-hop as a culture,  hip-hop journalism, and hip-hop’s influence on American society.  Using hip-hop as an academic tool, students will also explore the following issues: race relations, racism, sexism and misogyny, class struggle, urbanization, pan-ethnicity and ethnic/cultural diasporas, civil rights era activism, post-civil rights Black and Latina/o community leadership, activism through art, globalization, the commodification of art and culture in corporate America, the perpetuation of racism and sexism through mass media, alternative forms of cultural media, the poetics of hip-hop, and communication through musical form.




HP 4976: Independent StudyDOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS HONORS-COLLEGE UPPER-DIVISION ELECTIVESInstructor: Student must identify faculty mentor and receive approval from faculty mentor and the Honors CollegeModality: VariousHonors College Attributes: noneUSP attributes: noneA&S attributes: none

Why might you take an Honors independent study?  Register for one if you need the structure to help you complete your senior capstone project, if you need additional upper division elective hours to graduate, if you need additional hours to be a fulltime student in any given semester, or if you have been working with an instructor on a particularly interesting area for which there is no designated course. You can take up to 3 credit hours of an Honors independent study per semester for up to a total of 6 hours overall. 

You don’t need to sign up for an independent study to complete the senior capstone project.  Please note that these hours do not meet any specific requirements towards your degree or your Honors minorThey do not count towards the required Honors upper division electives.


Study Away and Study Abroad Courses | Summer 2024

For a list of the study abroad courses offered in Summer 2024 please see our Study Away and Study Abroad course offerings.

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Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-4110

Fax: 307-766-4298


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