Learning Communities | Twofers
Explore two subjects at once. Break down barriers between disciplines. Interact in new and unexpected ways with other students and instructors. Complete two classes in one time slot.
Learning Community Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What are Learning Communities?
- How can a Learning Community enhance my classroom experience?
- Why should I enroll in a Learning Community?
- Are Learning Communities extra work?
- How does a Learning Community appear on my transcript?
- Who should I contact for more information?
What are Learning Communities?
Learning Communities are either fully integrated or linked classes that integrate two separate courses into one learning experience. They break down the barriers between disciplines and enable students to interact in new and unexpected ways with each other and the faculty.
How can a Learning Community enhance my classroom experience?
The coursework is integrated to emphasize the connections between two subjects. There is a higher degree of interaction and involvement between teachers and students.
Why should I enroll in a Learning Community?
Learning Communities are an exciting and challenging approach to learning. Topics from separate courses are blended together in a unique way, and the class is usually team taught with both instructors present at all times. As discussion evolves, ideas are examined from different viewpoints.
Are Learning Communities extra work?
One of the benefits of Learning Communities is that assigned readings, written papers and class projects are typically designed to receive credit for both classes.
How does a Learning Community appear on my transcript?
The two courses are listed as stand-alone courses with individual grades and credit.