Honors Sections

These are courses offered through departments across campus. They count as an Honors course and fulfill the normal slot of the regular course.

Quest 1 Courses

All Honors students are expected to complete an Honors version of the UF required Quest 1 course. Quest 1 courses fulfill the UF Quest 1 requirement and 3 credits of the General Education requirement in the Humanities.

IDS1161 - What is the Good Life?

Drawing on the disciplines that make up the Humanities, this course investigates the very nature of the human condition. Students examine the ways different people from different societies across time conceptualize the good life, the meaning and value individuals ascribe to the lives that they live or want to live, and the choices, costs, and benefits of the good life.

Available Sections


  • Course: IDS1161
  • Course Section: 4040
  • Class Number: 12357
  • Day/Period: MW/3, TR/2
  • Instructor: Archie Birkner


  • Course: IDS1161
  • Course Section: 4042
  • Class Number: 12358
  • Day/Period: MW/3, TR/3
  • Instructor: Archie Birkner


(un)common arts

These one-credit courses are discussion-oriented, seminar courses centered on a performance or an exhibit.

(un)common reads

These are discussion-oriented, one-credit seminar courses centered on a book.

IDH2930 - Science and race

Using the book, Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840. By Rana A. Hogarth, this class will explore the reasons and process by which Western Europe and America created ideas of race, to be backed by their biases.  It also will consider how the constructed visions of race would become a social reality for people around the globe, and how they still shape our actions and beliefs.

History + Biography

Science (Non-Health) + Science Fiction


Society + Culture + Politics

Business + Economics


Interdisciplinary Courses

These courses are interdisciplinary in nature and often team-taught.

Professional Development

These courses are aimed at developing skills that will help students over their career.

Signature Seminars

Signature Seminars offer opportunities to work with UF's top faculty in their research areas of interest.

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