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.  One linked learning community below is being offered in Spring 2017, but more linked learning communities will be available for Fall 2017!  Stay tuned!


Under the Microscope--Exploring Communication in Science

BIO 225-003 (CRN: 30212), TR 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS
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SPC 205-011 (CRN: 31370), TR 9:35-11 a.m., PENDLETON CAMPUS 

This learning community will focus on public speaking in the field of science as well as strengthening the skills that will lead to public speaking confidence in the classroom, workplace, and community.  The demands of clear communication are not limited to the public speaking classroom. Through college and beyond, science-related presentations are a means of exchanging knowledge and information that is essential to scientific endeavors. For example, you may be required to inform an audience of how you arrived at your research conclusions.  So if you are headed into the field of science or medicine, this learning community is what you are looking for!