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    Learning Communities are groupings of two or more courses, often surrounding a common theme. There are two types of Learning Communities, Clusters (consisting of three or more classes) and Pairs (consisting of two classes).

    Learning Communities can help you:

    • Make connections among courses
    • Form a community with your classmates
    • Work closely with faculty
    • Be more successful in your courses
    • Be more likely to stay in school and graduate

    Learning Communities are required for first-year Liberal Arts students.

    The Liberal Arts clusters and pairs are listed below. To help you determine which themes and courses interest you most and which schedule works best for you, each includes a full description and schedule, with CUNYfirst registration Section codes 

    Liberal Arts Learning Communities for Continuing Students

    Spring 2017 Schedule

  •  PR01 - American Cultural Identities in Poetry, Prose, Beats and Rhymes

    Writing Through Literature(ENG102) 
    American Music (HUM210)

    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    9:15 - 10:15 ENG102
    10:30 - 11:30 ENG102 HUM210  
    11:45 - 12:45 HUM210

    In this pair you will:

    • Explore connections among literature, music and American cultural identity
    • Learn about the history of Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock & Roll and Blues in the United States
    • Examine drama, poetry, fiction and film that focus on music themes
    • Participate in field trips to museums plays

     PR02 - The Cosmic Past

    Topics in Astronomy (SCP140)
    World History 2 (SSH106)

    Time Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
    10:30 - 11:30 SSH106 SCP140  
    11:45 - 12:45 SSH106
    1:00 - 2:00 SSH106 SCP140   

    In this cluster you will:

    • Examine the social context of the scientific revolutions in history and the social forces that surround them, beginning with the Copernican Revolution
    • Explore how scientific paradigms emerge
    • Link astronomy and history through exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History

     LC30 - Alienation and Inquiry

    Statistics with Elementary Algebra (MAT119) 
    Writing Through Literature (ENG102)
    Introduction to Philosophy (HUP101)

    Time Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
    9:15 - 10:15 MAT119  MAT119    MAT119   
    10:30 - 11:30 MAT119 MAT119 
    11:45 - 12:45 HUP101

    1:00 - 2:00 HUP101 ENG102  HUP101   
    2:15 - 3:15    ENG102    ENG102   

    In this cluster you will:

    • Discover and apply various research and information analysis methods used in English, Math, and Philosophy (e.g. textual analysis, statistical analysis, and philosophical argument)
    • Identify and analyze the interconnections among these methods
    • Develop an understanding of social alienation via critical inquiry
    • Learn to use Statistics as a tool to illustrate any inquiry process

  • Liberal Arts Learning Communities for New Students

    Spring 2017 schedule

  •  LC10 - Technology, Power and Freedom: Building your Digital Identity

    First Year Seminar for Liberal Arts (LIF101) 
    Composition I (ENG101)
    The Research Paper (ENG103)
    Critical Thinking (HUP102)
    Public Speaking (HUC106)

    Time Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
    9:15 - 10:15
    HUC106  HUC106 HUC106   
    10:30 - 11:30 HUP102 HUP102 ENG103 HUP102   
    11:45 - 12:45
    ENG101 ENG103 ENG101   
    1:00 - 2:00 LIF101 ENG101  ENG103  ENG101   
    2:15 - 3:15  LIF101 LIF101   LIF101  

    In this cluster you will:

    • Explore liberty and control in our digitally-connected lives
    • Reflect on how technology has shaped our identities and ideas about personal freedom
    • Read about the connection between mass media, social movements, and invisible labor in digital communities
    • Go on field trips to the Museum of the Moving Image and the Met

     LC20 - Truth, Lies and Videos

    First Year Seminar for Liberal Arts (LIF101) 
    Composition I (ENG101)
    The Research Paper (ENG103)
    Mass Media and Their Evolution (HUC120)
    American Film (HUC270)

    Time Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
    9:15 - 10:15 HUC120 ENG101  ENG103 ENG101   
    10:30 - 11:30 HUC120 ENG101 ENG103 ENG101   
    11:45 - 12:45 HUC120 HUC270 ENG103   HUC270   
    1:00 - 2:00 LIF101 HUC270    HUC270  
    2:15 - 3:15  LIF101 LIF101   LIF101  

    In this cluster you will:

    • Examine how the various media presents our world to us
    • Question the relationship between the medium and the subject matter it presents
    • Engage with a wide range of films, novels, plays, advertisements, TV shows, and printed material

  • Contact Info

    If you have questions, please contact: 

    Naomi Stubbs   
    Learning Communities Coordinator 
    (718) 482-5680

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