Fall 2015 Integrated Learning Community Offerings

What is an integrated learning community?  An integrated learning community is a community that embeds components of a Freshman Seminar course (COL 105) that will help you succeed in the college environment.  The integrated learning community's purpose is to show you the connections between the course content and the behaviors you should adopt to become a successful college student.  The integrated learning communities being offered in Fall 2015 are listed below.  

Microbiology and Beyond
BIO 115-001 (CRN: 11445), MW 8:00-8:55 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Did you know that microbes generate at least half the oxygen we breathe? Or that virus particles can travel at 320 kilometers an hour, faster than a passenger jet at takeoff?!?  This learning community will provide you with a basic background in microbiology, infection, wound healing, and disease prevention.  In addition to participating in laboratory techniques, a disease project, and concept mapping of the immune system, you will acquire other academic skills that will engage you with the subject matter and impact your success in future courses.

"GIT-R-DONE": Basic Writing for Success
ENG 032-015 (CRN: 10804), TR 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Do you struggle to grasp the principles of basic writing? Do you struggle with grammar? Do commas confuse you?  Do you dread the thought of writing college essays? Then this learning community is for you:  we'll help you "Git-R-Done" by putting the power to succeed back in your hands! Not only will your grammar and writing skills improve, but we'll also help you become a better learner, so you can succeed in all areas of college life. If you want to succeed, we'll help make sure you Git-R-Done!

Mission Possible: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
SPC 205-002 (CRN: 10242), MWF 10:10-11:05 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
SPC 205-010 (CRN: 10249), TR 2:30-3:55 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

There are generally three goals to accomplish when giving a presentation: do the research; know the material; and have confidence the audience wants to hear what you have to say. However, if you are one of twenty-two million people who suffer from public speaking anxiety (PSA), the outcome doesn't always match the hours of preparation. This integrated learning community will put your public speaking fear into perspective, reduce nervousness and lack of focus, and work on avoidance behavior and anticipatory anxiety. The class will build on the principles of SPC 205 and use group participation to encourage your enjoyment of public speaking.

Finding Your Compass: A Science Major's Survival Guide
BIO 113-002 (CRN: 10891), MW 2:30-4:30 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Are you a science major who always made A's in high school? That first college Biology course can make you feel like you've been thrown into the wilderness! Lost takes on a new meaning amidst a forest of scientific writing, bioethical scenarios, and Latin names. In this course, you will use your learning style as a compass as you create your own survival guide of time management and study skills along with a bioethical toolbox to take with you as you continue your scientific journey!