Learning Communities Courses


'Till Divorce Do Us Part

'Till Divorce Do Us Part
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 Composition ll Crizer
SOC 175 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.(6 credits)

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Battle Cry: Speaking Truth to Power

Battle Cry: Speaking Truth to Power
Course Number Course Title Instructor
HIS 172 American History II Culp
ENG 152 Composition II Waters

American Oppression, Power, and Protest.(6 credits)
Explore the social, political, and cultural impact of American protest movements since the Civil War—including modern civil rights, anti-imperialism, anti-war, and the women's movements.

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Gandhi's Playlist

Gandhi's Playlist
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PHI 160 Eastern Philosophy Seitz
ART 155 Non-Western Art History Ruthven

Gandhi's Playlist explores philosophy and art from India, China, and Japan. From the origins of Eastern thought and image making to contemporary influences, you will gain knowledge and think about and see the world in new ways.(6 credits)

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Laugh Your Ass Off: The Written and Spoken Arts

Laugh Your Ass Off: The Written and Spoken Arts
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 Composition II Midday
SPE 151 Intro to Speech Geller

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!(6 credits)

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MINDSPEAK

MINDSPEAK
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 Composition ll Humphrey
PSY 151 Intro to Psychology Grela

Should juries trust eye-witness testimony? Is there a perfume that really drives men wild? Have you wondered if ADHD is just an excuse for bad parenting? In this writingfocused psychology class, we’ll look at the science behind human behavior—from learning and brain development to phobias and disorders.(6 credits)

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Morals and Malice in Middle Earth

Morals and Malice in Middle Earth
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 003 Composition ll Hazelgrove
PHI 251 007 Ethics Gould

A HOBBIT'S JOURNEY THROUGH GOOD AND EVIL
This course will examine questions of good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice through J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic, Lord of the Rings. What motivates villains like Saruman to do evil? What makes ordinary hobbits like Sam and Frodo perform heroic acts? (6 credits)

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