FALL Term 2013
This FALL, take a Learning Community and get connected!
Learning Communities are linked courses with the same students and connected content (scroll all the way down to learn more). You'll make new friends and learn more deeply by taking a learning community this term!
If you are a student looking into Learning Communities, click on the links below to find out more about the classes and how to register. Find out about the New Registration Schedule.
For New Students
Are you new to Lane this year? Choose one of Lane's First Year Experience Learning Communities.
Read to Succeed in Fitness
Reading 87, EL115 Effective Learning and HE 275Lifetime Health and Fitness
Read to Succeed in Speech
Reading 87, EL 115 Effective Learning and Speech 100
What the World Eats
Math 10, Writing 90 and Optional CG100 College Success and/or Service Learning
The Fast and the Curious Accelerated Writing 121
Writing 121 Accelerated and Writing 199 Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing
For Art Majors
Creating Success in the Studio and Beyond:
Visualizing College Success CG100 and Art 109 The Artist's Experience
For Business Majors
For Health Professions Majors
So what are Learning Communities?
Learning Communities are a great way to learn! They help you stay engaged and motivated while you pursue your college and life goals.
Learning Communities classes can be linked in several ways:
- Around a theme, such as learning about yourself and your career and life plans.
- Around a question, such as, "How can I better understand the connections between nature, politics and religion?"
- Or around a goal, such as, "How can I successfully make a life transition?"
Students enroll in two or more classes together, creating a common cohort or "community." Faculty also work together, often attending the different classes too. Your learning experiences are enhanced by this sense of community and common understanding across disciplines. National research shows that students who take learning communities succeed at higher rates than students who take stand-alone courses. And learning communities classes fulfill the same degree and certificate requirements as stand-alones!
The actual structure of Lane's learning communities vary among classes and instructors. Some learning communities have very closely integrated curricula, so that the classes seem to "talk" to one another throughout the term. Other learning communities are more loosely organized, and the "community feel" comes from getting to know classmates well and investigating a theme across disciplines.
Learning Communities help students to:
- learn more deeply
- get to know peers
- fully engage in the learning process
- achieve college and life goals
- fulfill the same degree and certificate requirements as stand-alones!