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Sophomore/Junior Learning Communities

What is a Sophomore/Junior Learning Community?

Students in sophomore/junior learning communities enrolled in two classes, each limited to twenty students. These courses are from different disciplines but are intentionally linked so that connections can be emphasized. The professors deliberately structure their courses with common themes that enable the courses to speak to each other.

Why should I join a learning community?

Students enrolled in these learning communities will have mentoring and guidance from two faculty members working in close collaboration. Students will have opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to glimpse the interconnectedness of two distinct disciplines as well as the chance to focus intensively upon a set of common themes. They will have opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to socialize with their peers and make friends that can last their entire college career.

How does it work?

Students enroll in special sections (designated with LC in their section numbers) that are often scheduled at consecutive times to enable faculty members to visit each other’s classes and collaborate in other ways to foster student learning. Library faculty with expertise in each discipline will be available to assist students with their research.
The Spring 2014 learning communities are:

Transforming Broken Promises into a Sustainable World

ENG 8 01LC (#6034) MW 2:00 PM-3:20 AM PROFESSOR LUTZ
GGR 1 01LC (#1468) MW 9:30 AM-10:50 PM PROFESSOR CARLIN

Textual Transgressions

EDI 14 01LC (#1513) MW 8:00 AM-9:20 AM PROFESSOR RASHEED
ENG 10 01LC  (#3438) TuTh 3:30 PM-4:50 PM PROFESSOR RYDEN

For more information about these learning communities, see your Academic Counselor or click here.

Will the courses in a learning community fulfill my degree requirements?

Yes. All of the sophomore/junior learning communities are comprised of at least one core liberal arts class, and some will fulfill the requirements for two core classes. Other learning communities fulfill a requirement in a particular major as well as a core requirement.