Spring 2016 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.  When you enroll in a linked learning community, you will have the same classmates in the classes that make up 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 linked learning communities being offered in Spring 2016 are listed below.

Chemistry by the Numbers--Quite a Reaction!
CHM 110-003 (CRN: 13190), TR 9:35-11:00 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
MAT 110-004 (CRN: 14800), TR 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Are you taking MAT 110 and CHM 110?  You may be interested in Chemistry by the Numbers-Quite a Reaction!  Math skills can help you succeed in understanding a variety of chemistry concepts. This linked chemistry and mathematics learning community will prepare you to be comfortable using one subject to support learning in the other and will give you an opportunity to see direct applications for algebra in career fields.  In this learning community setting, you will learn a process you will use later in your chosen science or health-career field for analyzing information, building equations, and then solving the equations.

Under the Microscope--Exploring Communication in Science
BIO 225-001 (CRN: 13199), TR 8:00-9:25 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
SPC 205-024 (CRN: 14550), TR 9:35-11:00 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

This learning community will focus on public speaking in the field of science as well as strengthening the skills that will lead to public speaking confidence in the classroom, workplace, and community.  The demands of clear communication are not limited to the public speaking classroom. Through college and beyond, science-related presentations are a means of exchanging knowledge and information that is essential to scientific endeavors. For example, you may be required to inform an audience of how you arrived at your research conclusions.  So if you are headed into the field of science or medicine, this learning community is what you are looking for! 

Pop Culture, Media & Film: Unglue Your Eyeballs & Engage Your Brain!
ENG 101-028 (CRN: 13104), TR 2:30-3:55 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
PSY 201-011 (CRN: 13103), TR 4:05-5:30 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Are your eyeballs constantly glued to a screen of some sort?  Movies and television OFTEN portray aspects of psychological principles, theories, and disorders.  These can be fair and unbiased portrayals, or they can be stereotypical and generalized.  Commercials and other media use all kinds of appeals to convince the masses.   Facebook statuses or Tweets can be accurate or completely misleading.  In the ENG 101/PSY 201 linked learning community, not only will you learn to understand and critique pop culture, media, and film, but you will also learn about YOU and how to be successful in college.  This learning will occur through reflective essays and assignments between both classes.  Come get your eyeballs unglued!!

Success for Life
BIO 101-002 (CRN: 13215), MWF 9:05-10 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
COL 105-004 (CRN: 14831), MWF 10:10-11:05 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Are you anxious about taking a college-level science course for the first time?  Have you heard of students taking BIO 101 more than once just to pass?  This learning community will teach you strategies for succeeding in BIO 101 and all of your other classes.  We will focus on time management, effective studying, setting and reaching goals, preparing for and taking exams, as well as reading and understanding your syllabus.  You can do it!  This learning community will show you how.   Get the grades you want and start your college career off on the right path by enrolling in this success-oriented learning community. 

Get Your Brain in Shape: Workout for Success!
RDG 100-011 (CRN: 14298), TR 12:45-2:10 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
ENG 100-002 (CRN: 13078), MWF 9:05-10 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Do you want to do your best in college? Do you have rusty learning skills that could use a little sharpening? Maybe it's time to get your brain in shape!  In this learning community, you will find out how "exercising" your communication skills in reading and writing can help you get better grades. You will make the logical connection between reading and writing, and what you learn in one class will help you understand material in the other. In addition, through linked activities, you will become a better learner, taking what you learn in this community beyond the classroom and into your everyday life. Join the workout for success! Get your brain in shape!

LIFE: Be Ready For What It Throws at You
COL 105-006 (CRN: 14838), MWF 8-8:55 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
CPT 170-002 (CRN: 13253), MWF 9:05-10 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

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, résumé, life plan, budget, etc.) in preparation for the future.