Spring 2015 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 Spring 2015 are listed below.  

Debits, Credits, and Brain Power
ACC 101-001 (CRN: 80365), MWF 8:00-8:55 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
ACC 101-002 (CRN: 80366), MWF 9:05-10 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Do you often think you know the material only to do poorly on the test?  What happened between the time you studied and the time you took the test?  Why can't you recall what you studied?  Learn how to study so you remember the content - not just enough to get through the test but enough to use in the future.  This course will help you identify specific learning techniques and how they apply to accounting to help you develop the study skills needed to be successful in ACC 101 or any other course.  Learn how to use your brain to get the results you want!   

MAT 102-006 (CRN: 80319), MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Do you worry about doing well in a math class?  The LOOK! I CAN DO MATH!  learning community will help you develop study skills to succeed in Mathematics.  You will identify your learning style, you will learn how to take notes in a mathematics class, and you will learn how to study mathematics.  In doing so, you will also learn to manage your study time, to be a lifelong learner, to take personal responsibility and, to work with others.  All of these skills contribute to a successful college experience and success in post-college jobs.  Learning these skills early will positively impact your success throughout your life!

Success in College and Beyond: Work and Play Well with Others!!
PSY 120-003 (CRN: 80100), TR 8:00-9:25 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
PSY 120-004 (CRN: 81410), TR 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.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!!

Mission Possible: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
SPC 205-004 (CRN:80192), MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
SPC 205-008 (CRN:82051), TR 9:35-11:00 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

SPC 205-012 (CRN:80201), TR 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.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.

Help! I'm Taking BIO 101!
BIO 101-001 (CRN: 80241), MWF 8-8:55 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
BIO 101-007 (CRN: 80864), MW 4:05-5:35 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
BIO 101-009 (CRN: 80245), TR 9:35-11:00 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
BIO 101-034 (CRN: 80672), TR 8:00-9:25 a.m., ANDERSON CAMPUS
BIO 101-035 (CRN: 80673), TR 9:35-11:00 a.m., ANDERSON CAMPUS
BIO 101-038 (CRN: 81041), TR 9:35-11:00 a.m., EASLEY CAMPUS
BIO 101-039 (CRN: 81042), TR 2:30-3:55 p.m., EASLEY CAMPUS
BIO 101-040 (CRN: 81458), TR 7:15-8:40 p.m., EASLEY 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.