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Take your required classes in a new and innovative way!

Learning Communities integrate two or more courses using a common theme. By connecting subjects through readings and assignments, understanding of the material is easier and learning is improved. Furthermore, you'll work with the same community of students in the linked classes, helping each other succeed and making friends along the way. To enroll, simply register for the specific courses and sections in the learning community. The courses will transfer and appear on your transcript just as they would if you took them separately.

Benefits of Learning Communities:

  • Reinforcement of content in both courses.
  • Opportunity to make friends and form strong bonds with fellow students.
  • Built-in support system.
  • Increased interaction with the faculty.
  • Courses offered at prime times.
  • Courses often offered back-to-back in the same room.

Spring 2020 Learning Communities

Calculus and Physics: The Language of Our Changing Universe

We are surrounded everywhere by a continuously changing world, and calculus is the mathematics that describes this continuous change. Over centuries, the origins and development of calculus were motivated and driven by problems in physics. We will examine ways in which this particular language of mathematics helps us understand and describe the forces of physics at work in our dynamic universe. We will see how many important concepts in physics, including projectile motion, force, work, energy, momentum, inertia, can be described and deeply understood using the language and techniques of calculus

Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 101/ENG 101A; completion of MAT 191. NOTE: Students must sign up for the lab component, PHY 211LB,  of the General Physics class.

PHY-211-074 General Physics 1 Timothy Shivok Tu/Th
1:45 p.m.
MAT-192-074 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 2 Thao-Nhi Luu MW
2-3:40 p.m.


Just Us: Social Justice for a Just World

Is this the kind of society and world in which you want to live? In this cluster, you will investigate, discuss, and speak out about social justice issues you care about most. Find out what activists are doing to address injustices in areas such as civil rights, criminal justice, the environment, foreign policy, immigration, labor unions, privacy rights, social class, women’s rights and more. Learn how to advocate for the principles you believe in and create a more just society. Learn how to let your voice be heard!

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 / 101A.

SOC-111-071 Introduction to Sociology John Lawton Tu/Th
1:45 p.m.
COM-111-071 Fundamentals of Oral Communication April Copes Tu/Th
2-3:15 p.m.


Be Our Guest: Conversations about Hospitality

What makes someone a success in the hospitality industry? Join the conversation covering all facets of the hospitality business including how to add value to the consumer’s experience and what it takes to satisfy the needs of a diverse customer base. Expand your study by researching and delivering presentations on hospitality topics of particular interest and learning what other students are discovering by listening to their presentations. Build your confidence in public speaking and your knowledge of this fascinating and fast-paced industry.

COM-111-879 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Sandy King OL



HRM-111-079 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry Ken Jarvis Tu/Th
10:45 a.m.


Last W(rites): Dealing, Not Dwelling, with Death

Rites (and writing) surrounding death have allowed us space to grieve and to celebrate, to mourn and to move on. Build on the skills in writing and research you learned in English 101, but add your own voice, focusing on human encounters with death and memorializing, while establishing your skills as a speaker and presenter. Study social traditions and individual inventions for coping, texts and tributes, and local sites of interest while becoming a stronger orator.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 102.

ENG-102-078 Academic Writing and Research 2 Candice Hill MWF
9-9:50 a.m



COM-111-078 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Susan Kilgard MWF
10:50 a.m.


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