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Learning Communities Program

Dr. Carole Heath

Program Chair

​​Learning Communities: An Exciting Way to Learn and Teach

What are Learning Communities?

  • Learning communities are two or more classes taken together and linked around a common theme.
  • All sections of a learning community enroll the same students.
  • Learning communities are collaboratively taught by instructors from different content areas.

Why enroll in a Learning Community?

In general, learning communities have been shown to:

  • Increase student retention and academic achievement;
  • Increase student involvement and motivation;
  • Improve students’ time to degree completion; and,
  • Enhance student learning.

 What are the requirements to enroll in a Learning Community?

In order to enroll in a learning community, students must meet all eligibility requirements for a class in the community. Also, students must enroll and remain enrolled in all the courses in the learning community.

Spring 2012 Learning Communities

  • Interdisciplinary Studies 121, Math 098 Reading 099, and English 098
  • English 100, Reading 125, Interdisciplinary Studies 101, and Math 99
  • Chemistry 121 and Math 118
  • CIS 120 and Interdisciplinary Studies 101
  • African American Studies 101 and English 101
  • English 102 and Philosophy 107 



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Chicago, IL 60612
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