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 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. All students that began in Fall 2021 or later are also expected to complete an Honors version of the UF-required Quest 2 course.

Quest 1

IDS2935 - The Horror, The Horror

This course sets out to probe the cultural, social and political functions of horror in relation to shifting moments of historical violence. After reading and screening central works from the horror genre, we will examine some of the emblematic scenes of historical violence in the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Course: IDS2935
  • Class Number: 17101
  • Instructor: Eric Kligerman
  • Gen Ed: H, N
IDS2935 - The Long Civil Rights Movement

Examines the development of one of America’s most defining social justice movements, the civil rights movement, focusing on the citizens who had the courage to imagine a more just society and the skilled activists who helped them organize to transform it.​

  • Course: IDS 2935
  • Class Number: 17076
  • Instructor: Lauren Pearlman
  • Gen Ed: H, D, 2000 words

Quest 2

(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.

History + Biography

Science (Non-Health) + Science Fiction


IDH2930 - How the 1793 yellow fever outbreak changed America and the Constitution

This course will explore the impact of the 1793 yellow fever outbreak on American society, politics, and how it exposed ideas about race.  We will read the book “Fever1793”, supplemented by outside material that also explores how we react when our worlds are turned upside down by disease outbreaks.  This course will be team taught by a medical student and faculty and will look at the biology and sociology of disease.

  • Course: IDH2930
  • Class Number: 19859
  • Day/Period: M/4
  • Instructor: Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig

Society + Culture + Politics

Business + Economics


Interdisciplinary Courses

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

IDH3931 - Summer in the City

Hot town, Summer in the City (of Gainesville)! This course is an engaging introduction to the city you’ll call home for the next several years. Together, students will complete weekly missions that prompt them to explore various aspects of Gainesville and Alachua county, including food, culture & arts, and parks & recreation. Over the course of the summer, students will be divided into groups to complete deep dive investigations of different facets of Gainesville which will culminate in a final presentation and report. Special guests will be invited to class to talk more about the work they do for the city – and how students can get involved. Summer in the City is designed to build bonds between new students in a new place and give them the confidence to claim Gainesville as theirs through enthusiastic civic engagement.

Summer in the City enrollment is restricted to Honors students beginning their UF journey during the Summer B term. This course will count as 1 of the 2 Honors credits needed to satisfy First-Year Honors Program requirements.

  • Course: IDH3931
  • Class Number: 19529
  • Day/Period: F/3
  • Instructor: TehQuin Forbes

Professional Development

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

Signature Experiences

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

Uncommon classrooms are courses designed around unusual topics with cities, places, and natural landscapes serving as experimental classrooms.

These courses are application-based. All Honors students in good standing that apply will be registered for a 1-credit course. Students are responsible for tuition and additional fees related to the course (e.g., hotel, tickets). Financial aid may apply. Details about additional fees associated with each course are provided in the description. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from the location of the course.

Wentworth Travel Scholarships are available to support costs up to $500. Students that provide proof of financial need as part of the application may be eligible for additional funding.

IDH3931 - Uncommon Classroom New York City - Coffeehouses

Coffeehouses are unique spaces, providing a place that offers both the familiarity of home with the formality of work. More than just a place of permissible leisure, these highly contested political spaces where revolutions have been planned, industries launched, and fortunes made and lost. The financial markets, insurance companies, and some of the biggest newspapers were all launched in coffeehouses. In this exciting four-day walking tour of New York City you will learn about the historical, social-economic, and political roots of the modern coffeehouse. This highly caffeinated class will touch on anthropology, media studies, history, marketing, health, and psychology to explore how the seemingly simple coffeehouse has become a staple in many communities.

Cost is estimated to be $­1,940 including hotel, breakfast, transportation around the city during the course, and tours. Students are expected to arrive by Sunday, May 8. Applications are accepted until March 31. All Honors students in good standing will be accepted.

Location: New York, New York

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