Curricular Learning Communities
What is a curricular learning community?
A learning community is “Any one of a variety of curricular structures that link together several existing courses—or actually restructure the material entirely—so that students have opportunities for deeper understanding and integration of the material they are learning and more interaction with one another and their teachers are fellow participants in the learning enterprise.” (Gabelnick, MacGregor, Mathews, and Smith, 1990, p. 19.)
What types of courses comprise the CLCs at Missouri State?
In fall 2012 we will have several cohorts of linked courses for our curricular learning communities. The most common linkage is GEP 101 combined with ENG 110 and COM 115. However, if you are interested in REL,BMS, LLT or CIS they will also be available in our upcoming cohorts.
Living Learning Communities
What is a living learning community?
A living learning community is a residential education unit that is organized on the basis of an academic theme or approach and is intended to integrate academic learning and community living, allowing students to transition seamlessly between their academic and residential environments.
Are there any sections of GEP 101 linked with a living learning community?
In fall 2012 we are excited about three sections of GEP 101 set aside for undecided students. Residence Hall students will be able to interact with academic advisors and career service staff to gain a better feel, for their goals and objectives in their college pursuits.
Also in fall 2012 there will be LLC available for two section that are dedicated for Campus Recreation interest, and also two other GEP 101 sections that will be designated for CNAS students.