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Honors Program at The University of Arizona South

The Honors Program is attainable through UA South providing the same robust Honors experience while offering you more flexibility in creating your own unique Honors curriculum through the use of Honors contracts. We encourage you to explore the Honors requirements and consider the opportunities the Honors College provides to prepare you for your future. Sample Honors contracts are available for guidance as is a database of former student theses.

If you have any questions about your Honors experience, please feel free to contact any of the following Honors Contacts for UA South:

Associate Dean – Dr. Barbara Citera 520-626-2422 x.2130
Assistant Dean – Sarah Wieland 520-626-2422 x.2218
UA South Honors Advisor – Raina O’Brien 520-626-2196
Honors College Success Counselor – Thomas Sullivan 520-621-4262

Fall 2016 SmartTalk SERIES

Join the Honors College for an opportunity to hear from prestigious UA faculty as they discuss their work. Honors students, faculty, and friends of the College are encouraged to attend in person or watch the SmartTalks online.

A Network of Feeling: Re-Imagining Catharsis and Ethical Relations Across Literary Texts
12:00-1:00 pm • Catalina Room, SUMC
Speaker: Farid Matuk, English Department - Creative Writing
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Community Biobanking at the Dawn of Precision Medicine
12:30-1:30 pm • Kachina Lounge, SUMC
Speaker: Lawrence Mandarino, Medicine - Division of Endocrinology
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Hopeful Lessons from Research on How to Engage as Citizens in a Bicultural World
12:00-1:00 pm • Tucson Room, SUMC
Speaker: Andrea Romero, Family Studies and Human Development
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Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction
12:30-1:30 pm • Tucson Room, SUMC
Speakers: Samara Klar, Political Science
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University of Arizona Honors College Common Reading 2016-17
Theme: Identities and Interactions
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

A group of Honors students enrolled in a one unit seminar course, HNRS 295R, read and reviewed numerous selections before choosing this book. They were excited about picking this book especially for you and hope that you will find the book as interesting as they did! For more information on the reading, please visit the Honors College website.

UA South Honors students can obtain a FREE copy of the common reading book at no charge by emailing Sarah Wieland at