Learning Communities Courses

FAll 2014 courses include:


Banned, Burned, and Offensive

Banned, Burned and Offensive: Censorship in America
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 251 001 Intro to Literature VanSickle
ENG 152 001
Composition II Midday

We’ll examine controversial films, music, fiction, poetry, drama and more – all of which someone at one time or another tried to ban. Find out why and how they did or didn’t succeed. (TR 10 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.)

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Love Song

Love Songs
Course Number Course Title Instructor
SOC 175
Sociology of Families Eckel
MUS 151 Music Appreciation Hillstrom

Do love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage? Is family life in crisis these days? Explore these and other sociological questions at the same time you learn to understand and appreciate music. The two courses come together as students listen to and study operatic "love songs" written over the centuries, along with other music that illustrates the ups and downs of family life. (MW 11:30 a.m to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 2:20 p.m.)

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You will be Assimilated

You Will be Assimilated
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ROB 110 002 Robotics Brzezinski
ENG 151 001 Composition I Humphrey

Explore the social, moral, scientific and creative facets of a world that relies on robots…and then write about them! This is a linked Learning Community that includes hands-on robotics instruction along with English composition. (M noon to 3:50 p.m. and W 1 to 3:50 p.m.)

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Talking Dirty Poster

Talking Dirty
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PHI 251 003
Intro to Ethics Seitz
PSY 175 001
Human Sexuality Grela

Yes, this class is all about sex – what’s not to like? Join in this fascinating study of ethics as it relates to the many forms and facets of human sexuality. (MW 10 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.)

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OMG: Culture Clash

OMG! - Religions and Culture Clash!
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PHI 261 World Religions Young
ANT 170 Cultural Anthropology Cameron

Examine how culture and religion interact to shape world views, ethics and values. Develop a deep sense of how culture and religion regulate food, politics, marriage, gender, music and more. Examples from a diversity of cultures, including the U.S., and each of the major religious traditions will be explored. (TR 10 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.)

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The Hunger Games Poster

The Hunger Games
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PHI 251 Introduction to Ethics Gould
ENG 152 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? (TR 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 2:20 p.m.)

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CONNECT2
Course Number Course Title Instructor Day/Time
ENG 095 Intro to College Writing Humphrey MW 10 to 11:20 a.m.
MAT 095 Elementary Algebra Middaugh TR 10 to 11:50 a.m.
SOC 151 Intro to Sociology Venkataswamy MW 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
CDM 110 Computer Literacy Jackson TR 1 to 2:20 p.m.
NSL C01 Student Services Lab Hendrieth MW 1:30 to 2:20 p.m.

As key course components of the CONNECT2 program, this Twofer(learning community) is a specialized offering of developmental Math and English with an inclusive Student Services component. Additional support for enrolled students will encourage successful completion of developmental coursework while simultaneously succeeding in articulated classes. Teaching faculty and support staff work together to aid CONNECT2 students in this cohort, with a special focus on developing the tools students need to succeed in future coursework. Concurrent enrollment in ENG 095, MAT 095, SOC 151, CDM 110, NSL C01 is required. For more information, contact Advising (815) 479-7565. (TR 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 2:20 p.m.)

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