The Odyssey Program

Courses Currently Approved for Odyssey Credit

Hendrix offers several course experiences for pre-approved Odyssey credit (assuming student completion of all requirements). These classes delve deeper into the Odyssey category, providing an intense and rewarding experiential learning opportunity. Some courses are not approved for Odyssey credit simply as they stand, but such credit is available only if the student opts to do an extra module of work.

Students will automatically be entered in the Odyssey database when they enroll in a course that has been pre-approved for Odyssey credit. Credit is awarded upon the completion of the course with a grade of a “C” or better (or “CR” for courses taken for credit only). If you are requesting credit for a module, please discuss expectations and requirements with the course instructor and submit a Statement of Intent Form.




160, Beginning Drawing AC

180, Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding AC

200, Beginning Painting AC

201, Beginning Painting-Landscape AC

202, Beginning Painting-Materials and Techniques AC

203, Beginning Painting-Color AC

205, Fabulous It’s Film AC

210, Beginning Sculpture AC

250, Beginning Photography AC

261, Intermediate Drawing-Creating Space AC

262, Intermediate Drawing-Large Figure Composition AC

270, Digital Art AC



205, Food, Nutrition, and Health in Asia SP



A30, Dance Ensemble AC



160, Reading and Writing Dance: An Introduction AC

215, Modern Dance Technique AC

216 Ballet Dance Technique AC

217, Jazz Dance Technique AC



301, Creative Writing: Non-Fiction AC

303, Creative Writing: Poetry AC

304, Creative Writing: Fiction AC

306, Exploring Nature Writing AC

307, Writer as Witness AC


390, Creative Writing: Special Topics AC

403, Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry AC

404, Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction AC

413, Literary Hybrids AC

490, Creative Writing: Special Topics AC

497, Creative Writing Senior Thesis Seminar AC



497, Senior Thesis Seminar UR



480, French Capstone/Advanced Research UR



410, Advanced Readings & Research in Greek Literature UR



395, The Vulgate SP

410, Advanced Readings/Research in Latin Literature UR


MUSA (Please note that you must be enrolled for two semesters in the same activity to receive Odyssey credit for MUSA courses; please see below for MUSA 300-coded modules.)

200, Chamber Orchestra AC

200, Choir AC

200, Wind Ensemble AC

400, Applied Music (Lessons, Intensive Study) AC



370, Composition I AC



201, Topics: Ethics in the Face of Poverty SW

497, Senior Thesis UR



100, Intro to Theatre AC

140, Beginning Acting AC

150, Movement for Theatre AC

260, Theatre Production: Scenery and Lighting AC

275, The Art of Stage and Properties            Management AC

280, Theatre Production: Costume and Make-up AC

290, Beginning Playwriting AC

295, CAD: Computer Aided Drafting AC

390, Advanced Playwriting AC

450, Production Design AC

497, Senior Seminar AC


Natural Sciences


498, Independent Research UR

399 or 499, Independent Research UR



108, Tropical Field Botany GA

112 Natural History of the New World GA

465, Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics UR

480, Field Ecology GA

399 or 499, Independent Research UR



450, Directed Research UR

460, Directed Research (non-credit), Requires the submission of a Statement of Intent form



235, Intelligent Robotics SP

340, Databases and Web Systems SW

397, Cross-Disciplinary Project SP

497, Senior Seminar UR



499, Independent Research UR



195, Mathematical Problem Solving SP (must enroll for four semesters)

497, Senior Seminar UR



450, Directed Research UR


Social Sciences


205, Food, Nutrition and Health in Asia SP

300, Ethnographic Methods UR

360, Globalization and Transnationalism UR

480, Advanced Research Practicum UR

497, Advanced Research and Writing UR



497, Corporate Strategy SP



497, Economic Research UR



201, Doing History SP

345, Issues in Archives and Public History SP

365, Designing History Games UR/SP



2xx, Animals, People and Ecosystems SP

283, Model United Nations PL

290: Topics in American Politics: Policy and Program Design GA (Fall 2020)

306, Arkansas Politics: Practicum PL



150-A, Comparative Animal Behavior in the Tropics GA

2xx, Animals, People and Ecosystems SP

380-C, Psychology Practicum PL

400-C, Psychology of Gender UR

480-C, Advanced Research UR

481-C, Advanced Research UR

482-C, Advanced Research UR

483-C, Advanced Research UR

484-C Advanced Research UR



255, Gender in Film and Television UR

306 Exploring Nature Writing AC

335, Sociological Research Methods UR

365, Picturing Society: Readings in Social Thought UR

480, Advanced Research Practicum UR

497, Advanced Research and Writing UR


Interdisciplinary Programs


386, A Capital Odyssey SP

401, Seminar in American Studies UR