Fall 2014 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 2014 are listed below.  

Know How and Numbers: The Basics of EIT Careers
MAT 170 (CRN: 71292) Online

Do you want an easier way to learn the fundamentals of physics and mathematics that are needed to excel in any engineering or industrial technology program? Try this online integrated learning community experience! It builds on the content of MAT 170, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I. Don't miss out! This community is limited to students in the Engineering & Industrial Technology Division.

Finding Your Compass: A Science Major's Survival Guide
BIO 113 (CRN: 71371) TR 2:30-4:30 p.m. OR BIO 113 (CRN: 71023) MW 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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!     

Mission Possible: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
SPC 205 (CRN: 70268) TR 11: 10 a.m.-12:35 p.m. OR SPC 205 (CRN: 70258) MWF 10:10-11:05 a.m.

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.

Decode:  Deciphering Spanish 101 (SPA 101)
SPA 101 (CRN: 71803) MW 2:30-3:55 p.m.

¡Ay, caramba!  Are you nervous about taking Spanish for the very first time ever????  What if you didn't take any language in high school and now you have to take it at the collegiate level?  Then, you are what we call a "true beginner" and this course is just for you!  In this course, your Instructor will help you develop the study skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in a college language class.  You will be completing part of your language requirement AND acquiring important skills such as goal setting, self-motivation, self-belief and becoming "learner-centered" ...all while laying the foundation for success at the basic level and the Spanish courses that follow!  ¡Vámonos!

"GIT-R-DONE": Basic Writing for Success (ENG 032)
ENG 032 (CRN: 70297) MWF 9:05-10 a.m.

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!