Course Highlights

Honors courses provide a rich and engaging experience. Students work with some of the best faculty and most creative students at Purdue. Interdisciplinary courses give honors students access to faculty from other departments.

Previous Course Highlight: "Gardens and Machines" Spring 2014

During the semester students worked to create a public art installation as part of their coursework. National Security Garden is a public art installation by Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler based on critical gardening strategies in which soybeans are mobilized to address global national food security in a post surplus world.

The project was a hybrid form combining elements of agricultural fields and representational gardens. The artwork creates a local public image of soybean plants with the intention of initiating public discourse about the complex issues represented by this one plant. Through the involvement of Prof. Emily Allen and the Honors Food Security Seminar the installation at Purdue University will also contribute to interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion. View the photo gallery here.

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