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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 2014 FY Living Learning Communities:
Students in these Living Learning Communities take two or more courses together around a theme and also are housed together within the same residence hall to provide for interaction and collaboration both in and outside of the classroom. They work with faculty and other students through projects, assignments, and out of class experiences.
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.
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.
Exploring Majors & Careers for Undecided Students (3 credits) Many students enter college unsure of a major. Join together with other undecided first year students as you explore your own identity, strengths, and skills while developing interests to guide you on your path to discovering a major that is right for you.
First in the Family (2 credits) Being the first in your family to attend college can be both exciting and overwhelming. join with other first generation students in this living learning community to explore the resources available to you, to navigate the college systems, and to gain knowledge to assist you on the road to graduation.
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.
Science Learning Cohort (6 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. This learning cohort is open to all biology and environmental science majors.