Learning Communities Courses

Spring 2015 courses include:


Lauging Your Ass Off Learning Community Poster

Laughing Your Ass Off
The Written and Spoken Arts of Comedy
Course Number Course Title Instructor
SPE 151 026 Intro to Speech Geller
ENG 152 004 Composition II Midday

Every student has to take research writing and public speaking, but not every student GETS to do it with a hilarious topical focus where they can earn double credits for Speech and Comp II at the same time, in one class, with two instructors! Enroll for a fun and different take on two of the more traditional, general education courses - and for some new material!
(MW 10-11:20 p.m. and 11:30-12:50 p.m.)

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Til Divorce Do Us Part Learning Community Poster

`Til Divorce Do Us Part
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 007
Composition II   Crizer  
SOC 175 003 Sociology of Families Venkataswamy

What is a family? Why do people get married? And who’s getting married these days (for how long)? Explore how changes in society have contributed to the new mosaic of American families, and then learn how to effectively communicate your ideas on these complex issues.
(TTh 11:30 a.m to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 2:20 p.m.)

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Morals and Malice in the Middle Earth Learning Community Poster

Morals and Malice in Middle Earth:
A Hobbit’s Journey Through Good and Evil
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PHI 251 005 Introduction to Ethics Gould
ENG 152 038 Composition II Hazelgrove

This course explores good and evil, right and wrong through Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games and other literature. What motivates villains like President Snow and heroes like Katniss Everdeen? Do ordinary moral rules apply in the Arena? Is rebellion against the Capitol justified?
(TTh 10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:50 p.m.)

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Juicy Mangos: Enlightenment in the East Learning Community poster

Juicy Mangos: Enlightenment in the East
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PHI 160 001 Eastern Philosophy Seitz
Art 155 001 Non-Western Art History Ruthven

What does art have to do with enlightenment? What is reality? This Twofer explores the philosophy and art of Eastern regions including India, China, Korea and Japan. (MW 11:30 to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 2:20 p.m.)

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