Fall 2014 Integrated Learning Community Offerings

What is an integrated learning community?  An integrated learning community is a community that embeds components of a Freshman Seminar course (COL 105) that will help you succeed in the college environment.  The integrated learning community's purpose is to show you the connections between the course content and the behaviors you should adopt to become a successful college student.  The integrated learning communities being offered in Fall 2014 are listed below.  

Finding Your Compass: A Science Major's Survival Guide
BIO 113-001 (CRN: 71371), TR 2:30-4:30 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
BIO 113-002 (CRN: 71023), MW 2:30-4:30 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Are you a science major who always made A's in high school? That first college Biology course can make you feel like you've been thrown into the wilderness! Lost takes on a new meaning amidst a forest of scientific writing, bioethical scenarios, and Latin names. In this course, you will use your learning style as a compass as you create your own survival guide of time management and study skills along with a bioethical toolbox to take with you as you continue your scientific journey!     

Mission Possible: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
SPC 205-008 (CRN: 70268), TR 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
SPC 205-002 (CRN: 70258), MWF 10:10-11:05 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

There are generally three goals to accomplish when giving a presentation: do the research; know the material; and have confidence the audience wants to hear what you have to say. However, if you are one of twenty-two million people who suffer from public speaking anxiety (PSA), the outcome doesn't always match the hours of preparation. This integrated learning community will put your public speaking fear into perspective, reduce nervousness and lack of focus, and work on avoidance behavior and anticipatory anxiety. The class will build on the principles of SPC 205 and use group participation to encourage your enjoyment of public speaking.

Decode:  Deciphering Spanish 101 
SPA 101-016 (CRN: 71803), MW 2:30-3:55 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

¡Ay, caramba!  Are you nervous about taking Spanish for the very first time ever????  What if you didn't take any language in high school and now you have to take it at the collegiate level?  Then, you are what we call a "true beginner" and this course is just for you!  In this course, your instructor will help you develop the study skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in a college language class.  You will be completing part of your language requirement AND acquiring important skills such as goal setting, self-motivation, self-belief and becoming "learner-centered" ...all while laying the foundation for success at the basic level and the Spanish courses that follow!  ¡Vámonos!

"GIT-R-DONE": Basic Writing for Success 
ENG 032-001 (CRN: 70297), MWF 9:05-10 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Do you struggle to grasp the principles of basic writing? Do you struggle with grammar? Do commas confuse you?  Do you dread the thought of writing college essays? Then this learning community is for you:  we'll help you "Git-R-Done" by putting the power to succeed back in your hands! Not only will your grammar and writing skills improve, but we'll also help you become a better learner, so you can succeed in all areas of college life. If you want to succeed, we'll help make sure you Git-R-Done! 

Psyched Up For Success!!
PSY 201-003 (CRN: 70010), TR 9:35-11 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
PSY 201-005 (CRN: 71761), TR 2:30-3:55 p.m., EASLEY CAMPUS

Ever wondered if that Freshman Seminar course would really help you be successful in college?  YES, the ideas in Freshman Seminar can be helpful!  Can't find a way for it to fit into your schedule?  Do you need a social science class for your major?  Check out this standalone learning community where some of the key concepts from the Freshman Seminar course are embedded directly into PSY 201 (General Psychology)!  You will Psych Yourself Up For Success while learning psychology principles and theories!  Who knew learning about Pavlov, Freud, and all those disorders could be FUN?!?!

Success in College and Beyond: Work and Play Well with Others!!
PSY 120-008 (CRN: 71119), TR 4:05-5:30 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
PSY 120-009 (CRN: 70965), TR 8-9:25 a.m., ANDERSON CAMPUS

What does psychology have to do with your future?  How does learning about human behavior help you in your career path?  EVERYTHING!!!  College is only one aspect of your future, and it establishes a successful career path once you have graduated.  You will to need to know how to prepare a portfolio and effective résumé in order to get a job. You will need to know how to research local businesses in your job field.  You will also need to understand how to work with PEOPLE.  Yes, people!  In this integrated PSY 120 learning community, you will not only learn all these skills, but you will also prepare yourself for a successful future for college and beyond!!

Help! I'm Taking BIO 101!
BIO 101-016, (CRN: 70310), TR 9:35-11 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Are you concerned about doing well in Bio 101?  Do you have anxiety about learning all the molecular and chemical details?  In this learning community, we will work together in success teams to solve biology problems, participate in discussions, and complete assignments.  You will also learn test-taking skills, reading skills, and writing skills that will assist in mastery of the material.  This learning community will be structured around readings and activity-based instruction that will help you to be successful in BIO 101 and future biology courses.