Spring 2017 Linked Learning Community Offerings

What is a linked learning community?  A linked learning community is a community that links one or two academic courses with a Freshman Seminar course (COL 105) OR a community that links two or more academic courses and embeds Freshman Seminar (COL 105) principles into the linked learning community.  When you enroll in a linked learning community, you will have the same classmates in the classes that make up the linked learning community.  The linked learning community's purpose is to show you the connections between the courses while you explore a theme or specific topic that ties the courses in the community together.  The theme or specific topic of a linked learning community is stressed through integrated (common) assignments, activities, lecture topics, etc.  See the offerings for Fall 2017 below.


Pop Culture, Media & Film: Unglue Your Eyeballs & Engage Your Brain! (ENG 101 and PSY 201)

ENG 101-001 (CRN: 36169), MWF 8-8:55 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
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PSY 201-001 (CRN: 36005), MWF 9:05-10 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS

Are your eyeballs constantly glued to a screen of some sort?  Movies and television OFTEN portray aspects of psychological principles, theories, and disorders.  These can be fair and unbiased portrayals, or they can be stereotypical and generalized.  Commercials and other media use all kinds of appeals to convince the masses.   Facebook statuses or Tweets can be accurate or completely misleading.  In the ENG 101/PSY 201 linked learning community, not only will you learn to understand and critique pop culture, media, and film, but you will also learn about YOU and how to be successful in college.  This learning will occur through reflective essays and assignments between both classes.  Come get your eyeballs unglued!!