Students in the City Colleges of Chicago can often enroll in Learning Communities, where they experience a multidisciplinary exposure to a complex idea or problem. In a Learning Community, students enroll in a collection of classes with a common theme such as:
- Social Justice
- Clean and Sustainable Energy
- Climate Change
- Urban Asthma
By taking courses in general education areas, such as English, Math, Science, Humanities and others, students are able to gain a broad and unique perspective of complex relevant issues, and how they cross traditional disciplinary lines. Students proceed through the classes a cohort, seeing the same classmates in each class, and take part in projects that spread out over classes.