What is a learning community?
A learning community (LC) is when two course sections in the same semester are linked together and the same students enroll in both course sections. Professors work together to coordinate assignments and content, and to improve crossover learning between the courses.
For example, say you’re learning how to structure a research paper in your English composition class. Now say you have a paper due in Western Civilization on the development of the European government. Wouldn’t it be convenient to write one paper and get credit for it in both classes? Well, that’s the concept of a Learning Community – to coordinate what you are learning in one class and apply it to another. What a practical way to learn and complete your class requirements.
Why should I take an LC?
- Convenient scheduling—LC classes are typically scheduled back-to-back.
- Shared assignments and topics—Instructors work to integrate assignments and build a common theme.
- Support system—The LC structure makes it easier to meet peers, make friends, and get assistance from professors.
- And that’s not all—The linked courses can help you meet the requirements for your program at no additional cost!