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 Learning Communities

 

CGCC Learning Communities (LCs)  

Learning communities integrate two or more courses in ways that meaningfully connect the knowledge of each course.  At CGCC, learning communities can be comprised of fully integrated classes or linked courses in three basic areas: General Education, Professional Careers or College Success.

CGCC Learning Communities offer the following benefits:

  • A deeper understanding of course material
  • Pairing courses with your field or career area
  • Personal growth among others in your major
  • Active participation in one's own learning, class and community

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Learning Communities

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​Benefits of Learning Communities (LCs)

If you want:

Classes that use examples for your career, professional, or special interest, rather than general lessons:
  • Courses that often meet two or three graduation requirements in one shot;
  • Courses that reduce "busy work", overlap, unnecessary textbooks and repetition because they are designed by partnered professors to "fit" together;
  • Classes that are small and full of other students interested in your SPECIFIC field or special interest, taught by professors who will give you deeper understanding of how the content plays a role in our field, the "real world" and the topic of interest;
...you need to consider enrolling in a learning community to complete courses you need anyway for degree and/or transfer, in the most effective teaching approach possible.

Questions? Email an LC instructor

Learning Communities (LCs) Important Information

 
Why Does It Matter? Research-Based Writing – ENG 102 / IFS 110

In the online ENG 102 and IFS 110  learning communities, students use digital content such as eBooks, eJournals and streaming videos to explore current issues through the lens of a global, national and local citizen. The research discovery and writing experiences in these learning communities prepare students for life-long learning and issues engagement.
 
You must enroll for both the ENG102 online section (3 credit) AND an IFS online course (1 credit). 
 
What Lies Beneath: Exploring Real-World Issues Through Documentaries

Students in this learning community will use documentaries to further focus the class discussion and research projects on real-world issues.

ENG 102 (#31258)                IFS 110 (#29850)
T. Moser                               C. Kilbridge
ENG 102 (#31261)                IFS 110 (#29853)
T. Moser                               K. Chuppa-Cornell
 
Social Issues of the Day

What is in the news? How does it impact you and your nation? Students in this learning community use OER (open education resources) to identify and analyze current social problems and their diverse spheres.

ENG 102 (#31259)                IFS 110 (#29851)
M. Fernandez                        M. Johnson
ENG 102 (#31260)                IFS 110 (#29852)
M. Fernandez                        M. Johnson

Learning Community - Steps to Register

  1. Check out the courses available as a Learning Community.  If you need a math, writing, reading or student success course, or an intro or 201 course in your major, there is definitely an LC available for you.

  2. Once you find a learning community of interest, register for the two (in some LC's three) courses as a combination by calling 480.732.7320

Because you must take the combined courses together in the same semester, you need to register for them by phone, rather than the standard registration.