Learning Communities

Note: Learning Communities are only available during the fall semester of each year. For more information please contact the Center for the First-Year Experience.

A learning community provides an opportunity to enroll in three courses with a small group of students. This group setting will afford the opportunity for students to get to know their professors and classmates better, attend out-of-class programs, learn about resources at Lincoln University, and get involved with the LU community.

 

 

Learning Communities Fall 2011

Acting Out:  Students are grouped in three general education courses Composition & Rhetoric I, Introduction to Theatre, and University Seminar.  This learning Community will stage a production as part of its course outcomes.  Skills and knowledge of both communication and arts can be learned and appreciated more deeply when experienced by the learner.  This learning community will actively engage students in Rhetoric and Poetry as consumers, creators, and critics.  You must have an ACT English sub score of 18 or better to register for this learning community.  

A Head Start to College:  Students are grouped in Basic English, Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education, and University Seminar.  This learning community targets non-traditional students interested in careers in early childhood education.  Ahead Start to College learning community, would help to ensure that students had the necessary reading, writing, and grammar skills, to not only successfully complete college-level courses, but to effectively use and interpret the screening and standardized assessments used in early childhood education. 

Applications for Success: Students are grouped in three courses Integrated Computer Applications, Intermediate Algebra, and University Seminar.  This learning community is for Business Majors only and must place in Intermediate Algebra to register for this learning community.  Students will learn how to use technology to solve problems in both classes.  For example, students will be taught that through the use of spreadsheets, they can derive instantaneous answers to their math problems. 

Careers in Sociology and Pop Culture (CSPC):  Students are grouped in Introduction to Sociology and University Seminar.  This learning Community encourages to students to link theory and practice by establishing goals and strategies increasing competitiveness in future sociological career/educational endeavors.  The CSPC learning community will include guest speakers, student conferences, and paper competitions targeted toward undergraduate sociology majors.  Students must be either undecided or sociology major. 

Communication, Culture, and Civilization (Honors):   This learning community includes Composition & Rhetoric I, World Civilization I, and University Seminar.  This learning community is designed specifically for students in the Honor’s Program.  These courses will provide the opportunity to study and analyze the themes of development of cultures and civilizations and culture through written assignments.  Offering these courses as an Honors Learning Community will provide students the opportunity to not only research and get a since of the past but, also the present.  Student must have ACT English subscore of 24 or better to register for this learning community.   

Discover Biology: Students are grouped in three courses Principles of Biology, Biology Lab, and University Seminar.  Students will participate in activities that explore biology and science careers.  Any student interested in nursing, pre-med, or science related careers should register for this learning community. 

Getting the Big Picture: Questions and Stories:  Students are grouped in three general education courses Composition & Rhetoric I, Introduction to Philosophy, and University Seminar.  Students are encouraged in this learning community to tell their own stories, using narrative literature and writing based on personal experience helps students to make this integration.  This learning community has been going strong since 2005.  You must have an ACT English sub score of 18 or better to register for this learning community.  

Legal Eagles:  Students are grouped Business Law I and University Seminar.  This learning community is for students interested in the study of law.  It is not exclusive to any major; however, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in high school to be considered for this learning community.  Legal Eagles learning community will provide a solid background to prepare for the study of law.