• Liberal Arts Learning Communities

  • WHAT ARE LEARNING COMMUNITIES?

    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 strongly recommended 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.

  • Available to all Liberal Arts: Social Science and Humanities majors, including all Liberal Arts Options


    LC10 - Communication in a Global Age

    Composition I (ENG101.52819)
    The Research Paper (ENG103.52820)
    Public Speaking (HUC1060.52821)
    Introduction to Language (ELL101.52822)
    First Year Seminar (LIF101.52823)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM          
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ELL101    ELL101  ELL101  ENG103 
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  LIF101  LIF101  LIF101  LIF101  ENG103 
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  HUC106  ENG101  HUC106  ENG101  ENG103 
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  HUC106  ENG101    ENG101   

    In this Cluster, you will:

    • Examine what constitutes a language and how many are spoken today
    • Explore the connections between languages, culture, and identity
    • Learn about bilingualism, language extinction, translation and hate speech
    • Visit the United Nations and learn how to address a global audience

    LC20 - Fighting for our Rights!

    Composition I (ENG101.52859)
    The Research Paper (ENG103.52860)
    Introduction to Sociology (SSS100.54853)
    US Power and Politics (SSP101.54809)
    First Year Seminar (LIF101.52863)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM SSP101 ENG103 SSP101   
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  SSP101 ENG103 SSS100 ENG103  
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  SSS100 ENG101 SSS100 ENG101  
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  LIF101 ENG101 ENG101  
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  LIF101 LIF101   LIF101  

    In this Cluster, you will:

    • Examine what your rights are in the Age of Trump
    • Explore social movements and revolutions
    • Understand how to use your rights to make a better world in our uncertain times
    • Explore ways for you as students at LaGuardia to demand your rights!

    LC30 - Movies to the Internet: Media for the Masses

    Composition I (ENG101.58623)
    The Research Paper (ENG103.58629)
    Mass Media and Their Evolution (HUC120.52853)
    American Film (HUC270.52854)
    First Year Seminar (LIF101.55845)


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

    In this Cluster, you will:

    • Examine the role of movies and mass media technologies in our daily lives
    • Trace the evolution of radio, TV, mobile media, and the Internet
    • Investigate the changing demographics of audiences
    • Visit the Museum of the Moving Image and create your own film review videos for the campus WebTV channel

    LC40 - Tragedy, Comedy, Absurdity

    Composition I (ENG101.52841)
    The Research Paper (ENG103.52842)
    The Art of Theatre (HUT101.52847)
    Modern French Literature in Translation (ELF250.58952)
    First Year Seminar (LIF101.59305)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM HUT101 ELF250   ELF250   
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  HUT101 ELF250 HUT101 ENG103  
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  ENG101 ENG103 ENG101 ENG103  
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  ENG101 LIF101 ENG101 LIF101  
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  LIF101    LIF101   

    In this Cluster, you will:

    • Recognize the tragedy, comedy and absurdity of daily life
    • Learn how to think like a playwright and writer
    • Explore literature across multiple languages
    • Create short theater pieces and see live theatre!

    Available to Liberal Arts: Math and Science majors


    LC10 - Per Aspera ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars)
    MAT095 Placement


    Public Speaking (HUC106.58955)
    Fundamentals of Algebra (MAT099.58957)
    First Year Seminar (LMF101.59018)
    This is a full time schedule of six credits/ 13.5 equated credits.


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM HUC106    HUC106  HUC106   
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM LMF101   LMF101 LMF101
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  LMF101 MAT099 MAT099
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  MAT099 MAT099 MAT099
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  MAT099   MAT099  

    PR04 - First Things First: Preparing for College and Math Success
    MAT095 Placement


    Fundamentals of Algebra (MAT099.58976)
    First Year Seminar (LMF101.56266)
    This is a part time schedule of three credits/ 10.5 equated credits; add 1.5 credits more for full time status.


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM LMF101  LMF101
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  LMF101 LMF101
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  MAT099 MAT099   MAT099  
    3:25 PM - 4:25 PM MAT099 MAT099 MAT099  
    4:35 PM - 5:35 PM MAT099  

    LC80 - Eureka! u ≠ a2, i2 < 3 π
    MAT096 Placement


    Composition I (ENG101.58624)
    Algebra and Trigonometry (MAT117.58958)
    First Year Seminar (LMF101.59023)
    This is a full time schedule of nine credits/ 13.5 equated credits.


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM MAT117 MAT117  MAT117   
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM MAT117 MAT117  MAT117
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  MAT117 ENG101 ENG101
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  LMF101 ENG101 ENG101
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  LMF101 LMF101   LMF101  

    PR05 - Growth Mindset and Productive Struggles
    MAT096 Placement


    Algebra and Trigonometry (MAT117.58987)
    First Year Seminar (LMF101.56273)
    This is a part time schedule of six credits/ 10.5 equated credits, add 1.5 credits more for full time status.


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM MAT117 MAT117  MAT117  
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM MAT117 MAT117 MAT117
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  MAT117 LMF101
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  LMF101 LMF101 LMF101

    PR06 - Accelerating Remedial Math Students’ Progress
    MAT096 Placement


    Algebra and Trigonometry (MAT117.58171)
    First Year Seminar (LMF101.56276)
    This is a part time evening schedule of six credits/ 10.5 equated credits, add 1.5 credits more for full time status.


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    5:45 PM - 6:45 PM MAT117 MAT117 MAT117  
    6:55 PM - 7:55 PM MAT117 MAT117 LMF101 MAT117
    8:05 PM - 9:05 PM   MAT117 LMF101 LMF101 LMF101

    PR01 - Visualizing the Past
    Recommended for all Liberal Arts students

    Statistics with Elementary Algebra (MAT119)
    World History II (SSH106)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM SSH106 SSH106
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  SSH106
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  MAT119 MAT119 MAT119
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  MAT099 MAT099   MAT099  
    3:25 PM - 4:25 PM MAT099  

    In this Pair, you will:

    • Support historical claims with data and statistics
    • Visualize data with tables, bar graphs, box plots, scatter plots, line plots and histograms
    • Learn to gather historical data at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Additional information:

    • This Pair contains 10 equated credits, you must add at least two (2) additional credits in Fall I and/or Fall II to be full time
    • MAT119 fulfills MAT096 (remedial math) and MAT120 (Required Core math course for many majors)
    • SSH106 fulfills Flexible Core World Cultures
    • CUNYFirst codes 58970 and 55500

    PR02 - Compositions of the Self
    Recommended for all Liberal Arts, Health Sciences and Psychology students

    Composition I (ENG101)
    Composition I (ENG101)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM ENG101   ENG101  
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ENG101   ENG101
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  SSY101 SSY101
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  SSY101

    In this Pair, you will:

    • Examine various theories of mind, behavior and identity through readings, discussions and writing assignments
    • Explore how personal identity is shaped through perception, learning, memory, the environment and communication
    • Consider hour psychological practices and representations of mental health alter the ways in which people come to know themselves and their world
    • Develop research and critical thinking skills by collecting and analyzing data

    Additional information:

    • This Pair contains 6 credits, you must add at least six (6) additional credits in Fall I and/or Fall II to be full time
    • ENG101 is a Required Core requirement
    • SSY101 fulfills Flexible Core Individual and Society or a Program Core for Liberal Arts and Psychology majors
    • Contains two (2) “Key Courses” for Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students
    • CUNYFirst codes 58625 and 55444

    PR07 - The Art and Science of Photography
    Only available to Fine Arts, Commercial Photography and Liberal Arts: Social Science and Humanities students

    Beginning Photography (HUA130)
    Chemistry of Photography (SCC102)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM HUA130   HUA130  
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM HUA130   HUA130
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  SCC102 SCC102
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  SCC102 SCC102

    In this Pair, you will:

    • Consider the creative use of photographic techniques as they relate to creative expression
    • Be introduced to the chemical structure and properties of photographic film
    • Be introduced to the chemical basis for photographic development process
    • Learn how light interacts with film and dyes to produce an image

    Additional information:

    • This Pair contains 6 credits, you must add at least six (6) additional credits in Fall I and/or Fall II to be full time
    • SCC102 fulfills Life and Physical Sciences Required Core
    • HUA130 fulfills a Program Core for to Fine Arts, Commercial Photography and Liberal Arts: Social Science and Humanities students
    • CUNYFirst codes 59264 and 59265

    PR08 - Consumers, Market Efficiency, Welfare and Profit Maximization
    Recommended for Business & Technology students

    College Algebra and Trigonometry (MAT115)
    Microeconomics (SSE103)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM    
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  MAT115 MAT115
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  SSE103 MAT115 SSE103 MAT115

    In this Pair, you will:

    • Learn price determination, goods distribution and market efficiency under
    • alternative market structures
    • Measure the effect of government regulations on welfare
    • • Learn about cost minimization, revenue and profit maximization of firms

    Additional information:

    • This Pair contains six (6) credits; you must add at least six (6) additional credits in Fall I and/or Fall II to be full time
    • MAT115 may fulfills the Required Core math course, depending upon your major
    • SSE103 fulfills Flexible Core Individual and Society
    • CSSE103 is a hybrid course and meets two (2) hours per week in person and one (1) hour per week online
    • CUNYFirst codes 50934 and 52608

    If you have questions, please contact:

    Naomi Stubbs
    Learning Communities Coordinator
    nstubbs@lagcc.cuny.edu
    (718) 482-5680