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Fall 2015 Learning Communities
Schedule of Linked Courses

There are many Fall 2015 learning communities to choose from! Use the Quicklinks section below to jump to and read about the learning communities that look interesting to you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the Learning Communities Team members:

Charlie Peterson
Karyn Pallay

Quicklinks

Getting a Clue Freshman Seminars (ENG 111 & SDV 100)

Early Childhood Distance Learning Community (CHD 120 & CHD 205)

Writing to Connect Your Lifespan Story (ENG 111 & PSY 230)

What Does It Mean to Be an American? (ENG 111 & HIS 121)

Global Boundaries-Global Connections (ENG 111 & HIS 111)

Making History (ENG 241 & HIS 121)

Surviving College (ENF 2 & SDV 100)

Personal Development LC (HLT 115 & SDV 100)

The Auto LC (AUT 111 & SDV 100)

Teacher Prep (ENG 111 & SDV 101)

Eating WRITE! (ENG 111 & HLT 230)

How to Register for a Learning Community

Getting a Clue Freshman Seminars

This learning community will help you make those critical life choices (like picking a major, a career, or a transfer college) by teaching you how to set goals, improve productivity, and develop the habits needed to ensure success in school and in life. “Getting a Clue,” which links ENG 111 and SDV 100, has been awarded the Virginia Community College System’s first-place honors for Excellence in Education. Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed. You have four clues to choose from. 

PARHAM ROAD CAMPUS

CLUE #1 pairs the following classes:
59579 ENG 111-01CP, Mon & Wed, 1-2:15 pm
60115 SDV 100-01CP, Fridays, 1-2:30 pm (first 8 weeks)

CLUE #2 pairs the following classes:
59286 ENG 111-02CP, Mon, Wed, & Fri, 11-11:50 am
59545 SDV 100-02CP, Wed, 12-1:30 pm (first 8 weeks)

CLUE #3 pairs the following classes:
59421 ENG 111-03CP, Thurs, 1-2:15 pm (50% meetings online)
59674 SDV 100-03CP, Tues, 1-2:30 pm (first 8 weeks)


DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

CLUE #4 pairs the following classes:
59575 ENG 111-01CD, Tues & Thurs, 9:30-10:45 am
61848 SDV 100-01CD, Thurs, 11 am-12:30 pm (first 8 weeks)


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Early Childhood
Distance Learning Community

CHD 120 and CHD 205 are two of the first classes you should take as you work towards your degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education. With this learning community, you can take them together while establishing a professional network with members of your learning-community cohort! You will not only interact virtually with like-minded colleagues, but also have the opportunity to meet during an enriching (but optional) field trip. Four of the assignments will apply to both classes, maximizing the learning experience. Get a great start on your education by enrolling in the Early Childhood Distance Learning Community! Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed.

This LC pairs the following classes:

59722 CHD 120-DL01, Distance Learning-no set meeting hours
59723 CHD 205-DL01, Distance Learning-no set meeting hours


NOTE:
Students should check the Blackboard site at: http://learn.vccs.edu beginning August 24th for course orientation and other information. In addition, students new to Distance Learning are automatically enrolled in CDL001: Orientation to Learning Online. New students must complete this free orientation prior to the start of their online classes.

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Writing to Connect
Your Lifespan Story

This learning community is perfect for students majoring in nursing and allied health, human resources, or the social sciences. Students who need PSY 230 and ENG 111 will benefit from shared writing assignments that focus on critical thinking and PSY 230 concepts while fulfilling the learning outcomes of both courses. The professors purposefully connect the content of their disciplines to provide an engaging learning experience students can enjoy and build on. This learning community uses the PSY 230 textbook for both courses. That is, students do not need to purchase the ENG 111 texts. Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed.


This LC pairs the following classes at the DOWNTOWN campus:
60492 ENG 111-02CD, Tues & Thurs, 11:30 am-12:15 pm
60494 PSY 230-02CD, Tues & Thurs, 1-2:15 pm

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What Does It Mean
to Be an American?

This learning community will examine the formation and development of what it has meant to be “American” from Pre-Columbus to Reconstruction. Students will explore questions such as what are the defining characteristics of American culture and society? Who can be an American? What does it take to go from being an immigrant and foreigner to becoming “red-white-and-blue?” Why do some groups have an easier time of it? How can a country composed of so many different races, religions, and peoples ever share one identity? Is it possible to be “American” in an age of “multiculturalism” and “diversity”? Using government documents, personal letters and diaries, poetry, fiction, political cartoons, and even modern Hollywood cinema, we will read and write about how Americans have shaped, defined, and defended their identities. Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed.


This LC pairs the following classes at the PARHAM ROAD campus:
59285 ENG 111-05CP, Mon, Wed & Fri, 11-11:50 am
60493 HIS 121-05CP, Mon, Wed & Fri, 10-10:50 am

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Global Boundaries-Global Connections

This learning community provides a venue for those who want to gain a wider understanding of different cultures and to overcome the boundaries (whether based on geography, language, culture, or economics) that can separate people from each other. Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed.


This LC pairs the following classes at the PARHAM ROAD campus:
59424 ENG 111-04CP, Tues & Thurs, 1-2:15 pm
59581 HIS 111-04CP, Tues & Thurs, 2:30-3:45 pm

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Making History

There just isn't a better, more fun place to study early America and its literature than Virginia and Richmond. Where else can you spend a day visiting one of the first English settlements, stop by an early Plantation to see life of the rich and poor, and visit where Tom Jefferson went to school? Where else can you sit in the graveyard where Poe's love is buried, stand where Patrick Henry said (we think), "Give me Liberty, or Give me Death," and see where the fate of the Civil War was decided? Much of the history of Early America took place in our own back yard, and this class brings together a chance to study this history alongside the authors and the writing that helped produce early America. This learning community is a great opportunity for those interested in historical tourism. In addition, the courses offered can help to fulfill the electives of several Reynolds programs. Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed.


This LC pairs the following classes at the PARHAM ROAD campus:
59302 ENG 241-01CP, Mon, Wed & Fri, 10-10:50 am
60133 HIS 121-01CP, Mon, Wed & Fri, 9-9:50 am
 
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Surviving College

You deserve a break today that will result in a unique experience that will help you reach your goals faster. If you received a recommendation for developmental English, this may be the learning community for you. Save nearly $300 in tuition and books (over the previous system) and possibly finish your developmental English study in only ONE semester! You also gain earlier than usual access to SDV 100 so that you can hone your study skills while brushing up on your English. This LC is a win-win for ensuring future academic success! There are four combinations possible. Choose the one that fits best your schedule.

PARHAM ROAD CAMPUS

SC LC I pairs the following classes:
61653 ENF 2-06CP, Mon & Wed, 9-10:50 am
61850 SDV 100-06CP, Mon, 11-11:50 am

SC LC II pairs the following classes:
61687 ENF 2-07CP, Tues & Thurs, 8-9:50 am
61853 SDV 100-07CP, Thurs, 10-10:50 pm


DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

SC LC III pairs the following classes:
61664 ENF 2-03CD, Mon & Wed, noon-1:50 pm
60501 SDV 100-03CD, Wed, 11-11:50 am

SC LC IV pairs the following classes:
61614 ENF 2-04CD, Tues & Thurs, noon-1:50 pm
60112 SDV 100-04CD, Thurs, 11-11:50 am
 
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Personal Development LC

Start your day right and learn how to be a healthier, happier student in the Personal Development LC while you get a fantastic benefit of completing the Virginia Community College System’s minimum degree requirements for health, physical education, and student development courses for all AA, AS, and AAS degrees. The instructors of HLT 115 and SDV 100 combine and connect the content of their disciplines to give you a seamless and engaging academic, social, and personal experience. Taking HLT 115 and SDV 100 together will provide you with a great introduction to what Reynolds and the greater Richmond community have to offer you as a student and a whole person. The Personal Development LC is a great way to take two credits in a single time slot during an eight-week session—all with the same group of students. You have two of these LCs to choose from.


PD LC I pairs the following classes at the PARHAM ROAD campus:
58951 HLT 115-05CP, Tues, 8-9:50 am (second 8 weeks)
61845 SDV 100-05CP, Thurs, 8-9:30 am (second 8 weeks)

PD LC II pairs the following classes at the DOWNTOWN campus:
61834 HLT 115-02CD, Tues, 8-9:50 am (first 8 weeks)
59541 SDV 100-02CD, Thurs, 8-9:30 am (first 8 weeks)

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The Auto LC

This learning community is for students who have been accepted into the automotive program at Reynolds Goochland Campus. It is designed to help students get off on the right foot and closer to graduation. Assignments and activities in both subjects are designed to create a synergistic effect leading to a better understanding of the material. Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed. 


This LC pairs the following classes at the GOOCHLAND campus:
61731 AUT 111-01CG, Tues & Thurs, 10:30 am-1:10 pm
60482 SDV 100-01CG, Tues, 1:30-2:20 pm

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NEW! Teacher Prep

If you are in a Teacher Prep program, or are thinking about becoming a teacher, this learning community will help you get off to a great start. The director of Teacher Ed at Reynolds will teach the SDV 101 portion of the LC, while his LC partner, who will teach ENG 111, is a former public school teacher and assistant principal. Together, the professors of this LC have collaborated to integrate assignments that feature education-related topics. Many assignments will earn credit in both classes. This LC helps students to fulfill the SDV and ENG 111 requirements associated with most programs at Reynolds, so even if you are undecided about becoming a teacher, you can take this LC to explore the option with confidence. Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed.


This LC pairs the following classes at the PARHAM ROAD campus:
62328 ENG 111-06CP, Mon, Wed, & Fri, 10-10:50 am
61737 SDV 101-06CP, Wed, 11 am-12:50 pm
 
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NEW! Eating WRITE!

This brand new learning community that pairs ENG 111 and HLT 230 enables students to gain practical experience with the writing process while becoming savvier in nutrition science. Through a series of integrated assignments between the two courses, including a major writing project and a number of weekly activities, students will explore energy nutrients, energy expenditure, and a knowledge-based approach to weight management. The professors of this course act as “learning partners” to deliver an LC experience that helps students fulfill the requirements of many Reynolds programs. Students interested in this learning community must register for both course sections listed.


This LC pairs the following classes at the PARHAM ROAD campus:
62329 ENG 111-07CP, Tues & Thurs, 9:30-10:45 am
61840 HLT 230-07CP, Thurs, 11 am-12:15 pm (50% meetings online)

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How to Register 
for a Learning Community

  1. Read above to find the LC you’re interested in.
  2. Write down the 5-digit course numbers for the paired classes
  3. In your Student Center, add both classes to your schedule by following these steps:

    • Click Enroll, then click Add
    • Type the 5-digit number for Class #1 and press Enter
    • Type the 5-digit number for Class #2 and press Enter
    • Click Proceed to Step 2 of 3
    • Click Finish Enrolling
    That’s it!

    NOTE: If you get a “requisites not met” message, make sure you meet the prerequisites and BOTH classes are in your shopping cart! If you continue to have problems, just visit Enrollment Services.
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