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First-Year Learning Communities Program
Pursue an Interest, Find a Passion
The FY Learning Communities Program at Curry College allows you to collaborate with faculty and other FY students both in and out of the classroom as you investigate a theme and complete your required courses. You will be asked to challenge yourself as you engage in discussions, lectures, activities and community events throughout the semester. This fall we have six distinct Living Learning Communities available. Each is described in more detail below. Students who have deposited should complete the FY Learning Community Preference form in CWIS to indicate which communities they are interested in for the Fall 2014 semester.
Fall 2015 FY Living Learning Communities:
Students in these Living Learning Communities take two or more courses together around a theme, are engaged both in and out of the classroom with other students and faculty, and also are housed together within one of two residence halls, North Campus Residence Hall (NCRH) and Bell Hall. Bell Hall is our newest residence hall which opened in the Fall 2014 semester and allows students access to a classroom and event space. Both Bell Hall and North Campus Residence Hall allow students and faculty access to group and individual study spaces and technology, and are designed to support interaction and collaboration both in and outside of the classroom.
NCRH Pricing: $7,800 Multiple occupancy; $9,930 Single occupancy
Bell Hall Pricing: $9,261 Multiple occupancy; $11,381 Single occupancy
All Living Learning Communities are limited to 20 students.
Communication Scholars (5 credits) Take the first step in an ongoing course of study designed to provide exciting academic and professional opportunities to exceptional students, with an interest in the field of communication, who are ready to challenge themselves with a more adventurous and demanding curriculum. An application is required for this Living Learning Community and Communication Scholars are housed in North Campus Residence Hall.
Community Action: Seeking Justice, Making Change (6 credits) Explore issues related to inequality, justice and social change when you join this living learning community. Through assignments, speakers and projects you will have opportunities to uncover how you can be an agent of change and make a difference in the world today. Students in this Living Learning Community are housed in North Campus Residence Hall.
Exploratory Health Professions (4 credits) This Living Learning Community is designed for students in our Exploratory Health Professions Program. Students in this community will take the Health pre-requisites and have opportunities to explore more fully options available to them in health related careers. Students in this Living Learning Community can also apply for a student exchange program through St. Francis University in Ambialet, France which allows them to examine health systems in France and other countries. This Living Learning Community is housed in Bell Hall.
Life Changes: Making Transitions, Making Connections (5 credits) Develop your communication skills and explore how to use these skills as you transition from high school to college. Use active learning techniques to discover how to practice critical thinking, identify campus resources, develop interpersonal skills and implement effective communication strategies. Learn how to make the campus connections that will enhance your social and academic success. Students in this Living Learning Community are housed in North Campus Residence Hall.
Science Learning Cohort (5 Credits) Designed to foster student success in the sciences, this learning cohort provides structured courses and support for students entering with a major in biology or environmental science. Students will work together on course projects and assignments, while also exploring the possibilities for internships and other experiential learning beyond the classroom. Students in this learning community must be majoring in biology or biochemistry and live in Bell Hall.