A learning community joins students together in a cohort to take two or more classes together to provide a deeper understanding of course material and to build stronger relationships with faculty and other students. The courses in learning communities are linked by a common theme, have access to a counselor, and create a Student Educational Plan (SEP). Most often, students who participate in learning communities:

  • Earn higher grades and have lower drop- out rates
  • Have greater success in future college courses
  • Maintain deeper connections to faculty and fellow students
  • Report higher satisfaction with their college experience

Which Learning Community is Right for You?

 Fall 2014 Sections

You Are What You Eat (Register)
Writing Ourselves (Register)
READ-100-90 (TR 9:00AM-10:20AM; Lowe)
ENGL-101-90 (TR 11:00AM-12:50PM; Cannon)

The Reading 100 and English 101 Learning Community seeks to enhance reading and writing instruction by providing in-depth complementary experiences in both courses. A shared nonfiction book and essays centered on the two themes of food and culture and food and politics provide reading material and writing models. Guest speakers and field trips expand students' interest, vocabulary, and depth of understanding.

CHC-090-90 (R 8:00AM-8:50AM); Williams
READ-980-90 (TR 9:00AM-10:50AM); Langenfeld
ENGL-976-90 (TR 11:00AM-12:50PM); Langenfeld

This LC combines reading and writing to allow students to explore the cultural influences that shape them as individuals. Students will be asked to think critically about their own places in our world and to articulate their own values while developing their reading and writing skills.

Digital Natives: Exploring the Role of Media in Our Lives (Register)
Bioethics (Register)
ENGL-102-90 (TR 2:00PM-3:50PM; Cannon) 
PSYCH-100-90 (TR 4:00PM-5:20PM; Williams) 

This LC will provide students an opportunity to critically examine the influence of Media in their lives, with an eye toward understanding how media in its various forms shapes their consciousness, consumer tastes, personal values and ethics.  Students will reflect not only on how media shapes their own lives, but also how recent events in which mass media and social networking technology has driven economic, political and social change in the world.
BIOL-100-91 Lec (TR 2:00PM-3:20PM; Purves)
BIOL-100-91 Lab (T 3:30PM-6:20PM; Purves)
ENGL-102-91 (TR 6:30PM-8:20PM; Millan) 

Bioethics brings biology and English together to explore a constellation of ethical issues related to biology and the new techniques becoming available to us through improvements in biotechnology. Students will use the topic of biology as a focus to learn how to research, evaluate and write about a current, controversial topic.
Accelerating to Calculus (Register)
MATH-102-90 (MW 1:00PM-2:50PM; Crise) 
MATH-103-90 (TR 2:00PM-3:50PM; Crise) 

This LC will allow dedicated and determined students not only to complete one year’s worth of math courses in one semester, but if they do well (i.e., at least an A in one course and at least a B in the other) to qualify immediately for MATH 250 (Calculus I).


Math Fast Track

Math Fast Track LCs offer motivated students the opportunity not only to complete a year of math courses in one semester, but to do so with support designed to help everyone in the cohort to succeed.  Because Math Fast Track LCs are meant to give each student a full  course load of 12+ units, participants are encouraged not to take any other classes, but to focus their energies solely on succeeding in the Math Fast Track courses.
Math Fast Track 1 (Register)
Math Fast Track 2 (Register)
MATH-952-91 (MWF 10:00AM-11:50AM; Wilson) 
MATH-090-91 (TR 11:00AM-11:50AM; Wilson)
MATH-903-91 (R 12:00PM-12:50PM; Wilson)
CHC-090-91 (T 12:00PM-12:50PM; Wilson)
CHC-100-91 (MWF 9:00AM-9:50AM; Barrie)
MATH-090-92 (MWF 10:00AM-11:50AM; Hanley) 
MATH-095-92 (TR 9:00AM-9:50AM; Hanley)
MATH-903-92 (R 10:00AM-10:50AM; Hanley)
CHC-090-92 (T 10:00AM-10:50AM; Hanley)
CHC-100-92 (TR 7:30AM-8:50AM; Xqyaphanthong)
Math Fast Track 3 (Register)
Math Fast Track 4 (Register)
MATH-952-94 (MW 5:00PM-6:50PM; Gibson) 
MATH-090-94 (TR 6:00PM-7:50PM; Gibson)
MATH-903-94 (R 5:00PM-5:50PM; Gibson)
CHC-090-94 (T 5:00PM-5:50PM; Gibson)
CHC-100-94 (MW 7:00PM-8:20PM; Sternard)

MATH-090-93 (MW 3:00PM-4:50PM; Staff) 
MATH-095-93 (TR 2:00PM-3:50PM; Staff)
MATH-903-93 (R 4:00PM-4:50PM; Staff)
CHC-090-93 (T 4:00PM-4:50PM; Staff)
CHC-100-93 (MW 5:00PM-6:20PM; Sternard)