Spring 2014 Linked Learning Community Offerings
What is a linked learning community? A linked learning community is a community that links one or two academic courses with a Freshman Seminar course (COL 105) OR a community that links two or more academic courses and embeds Freshman Seminar (COL 105) principles into the linked learning community. The linked learning community's purpose is to show you the connections between the courses while you explore a theme or specific topic that ties the courses in the community together. The theme or specific topic of a linked learning community is stressed through integrated (common) assignments, activities, lecture topics, etc. The thematic learning communities being offered in Spring 2014 are listed below.
Status Update: I B.L.A.S.T.ed Into Psychology!!
COL 105 (CRN: 51248) TR 9:35-11 a.m.
PSY 201 (CRN: 50119) TR 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Do you really believe all the wall posts or tweets you read? How do current events, social media outlets, movies, television, and video games affect you? Your life? Your future? Join us as we learn to discern between all the sound bytes in this information age and figure out how it affects your life and your ability to be successful. This in-depth evaluation of popular media, psychology, and the application to lifelong learning will be made possible by linking activities and assignments between PSY 201: General Psychology and the COL 105: B.L.A.S.T. Freshman Seminar course.
LIFE: Be Ready for What it Throws at You
COL 105 (CRN: 51630) MWF 12:20-1:15 p.m.
CPT 170 (CRN: 50370) MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Students who enroll in this learning community will learn how to succeed in college by setting goals, multitasking, being responsible, and creating and making use of a support system. By sharing the COL 105 and CPT 170 courses, students will work together to achieve success while also learning to use MS Office and to create an electronic portfolio (that will include but is not limited to a scholarship letter, cover letter, resume, life plan, budget, etc.) in preparation for the future.
Don't Take your Tools and go Home: Understanding and Communicating with People at Work
ENG 165 (CRN: 51162) MWF 12:20-1:15 p.m.
PSY 120 (CRN: 50943) MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
What was she thinking??? THAT is NOT in MY job description! Is my résumé good enough? Why would someone want to hire me? Are these questions that you find yourself asking? If they are, then these courses are for YOU!!! Building on the theme of success in the workplace, these courses will emphasize the importance of expository writing and public speaking through practice and development of communication skills while studying the basic psychological principals of supervision and organizational dynamics. The emphasis is placed on people skills and general human relation techniques in the workplace while developing academic survival skills for higher education and the future. This community is currently limited to students in the Engineering & Industrial Technology Division .