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Learning Communities Descriptions

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INTEGRATED


Comparing Civilizations I

This Learning Community will integrate World Civilization I and World Literature I and focus on the period from pre-history to about 1600. We will use literary texts to better understand the cultures that produced them and we will use historical texts to shed light on the literature. Most importantly, students will be actively engaged in understanding the relationship between the two disciplines, and in understanding their own roles as learners. We will all work to create a supportive community for learning.

Departments of English and Global Studies: Professors Barbara Stachniewicz and Stephen Russell

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8190 HIS121-HLC World Civ I MWF 9-9:50 TBA
8191 LIT271-HLC World Lit I MWF 10-10:50 TBA

The Immigrant Experience

The experience of being an immigrant is a common thread that has shaped and formed American culture. In this integrated Learning Community that combines English Composition I and College Reading you will be reading and writing about the immigrant experience, particularly as it relates to your own experience as well as the culture and history of our local area.

Departments of English and Academic Preparation: Professors McCarthy and Joanna Fortna

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8865 REA021-HLC College Reading TBA TBA TBA
8195 ENG101-HLC English Comp I MWF 11-11:50 TBA
8195 ENG101-HLC College Reading MW 10-10:50 TBA
      F 9-10:50 TBA

Speak Out For Education

This is a course designed to help early childhood educators strengthen their public speaking skills. Using a variety of ice breakers, theater games and team building activities students will learn to use their voice and body to communicate effectively. Students will use this knowledge in their work with young children. Particular attention will be given to presenting lesson plans, effective communication with parents and classroom management strategies.

Professors Budzyna and Murphy

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8800 COM111-HLC Public Speaking TBA TBA TBA
7480 ECE111-HLC Preschool Curriculum TR 9:15-12:00 tba

LINKED


Introduction to Creativity: Reading and Writing

This learning community will strengthen students’ reading and writing skills according to the Basic Reading and Basic Writing Curricula, and will integrate reading and writing activities through the theme of creativity. Students will apply reading and writing skills in activities related to the shared reading: Uncommon Genius by Denise Shekerjian. The classes will build a community of readers and writers in order to support college success and retention goals.
The learning community will build in students the awareness that every person is creative, and that creativity plays a role in all aspects of our lives.

Professors Scannell and Rubico

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8866 REA011-HLD Basic Reading TR 8:00-9:50 TBA
8193 WRT010-HLD Basic Writing TR 10-11:50 TBA

Reading and Writing Toward Home

Closely linking the theme of home and self discovery this learning community will focus on strengths and community. Together we will read and write about home and personal growth. The theme of all assignments will be centered on what home means to students and how we can bring home with us where ever we are. Students will also find out their top strengths using an innovative survey developed by Gallup. It is our hope that students who complete the courses will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and what home means to them and to others in their community.

Departments of Academic Preparation and College Success: Professors Clare Thompson-Ostrander and Schade

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8867 REA021-HLE College Reading TR 8-9:50 TBA
8868 WRT010-HLE Basic Writing TR 10-11:50 TBA

Pathways

This LC will link a section of College Reading with a section of Basic Writing. A theme will be chosen, and reading and writing instruction will be interrelated. This LC will be similar to the one Trish and Clare have been offering in Haverhill.

Instructors TBA

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8869 WRT010-LLD Writing TR 9-9:50 TBA
8870 REA021-LLD College Reading TR 10-11:50 TBA

ALPHA Haverhill

ALPHA is a learning community for students who wish to improve their reading and writing skills in a cooperative learning environment. Reading and writing instruction are interrelated, focusing on themes relevant to success in college. Students will build their skills in a supportive environment, and will learn how reading and writing skills are interrelated.

Professors Wintner and Leeman

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8187 WRT010-HLC Basic Writing MW 10-11:50 TBA
8871 REA011 Basic Reading MWF 10 TBA
8872 REA012-HLC BR Lab F 10 TBA

Writing America

The ability to write well about academic subjects like history is key to succeeding in college. Writing America, which pairs English Composition I and U.S. History I has two goals: 1) Students will sharpen and develop writing skills by engaging with the evidence in U.S. history; and 2) Develop skills in analyzing historical evidence and present those findings in analytic essays, presentations and other formats.

Departments of English and Global Studies: Professors Barbara Stachniewicz and Stephen Russell

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8197 ENG101-HLD Composition I TBA TBA TBA
8611 HIS101-HLD US History TR 10:45 and 12:15 TBA

ALPHA Lawrence

Alpha Lawrence is a sister learning community to Alpha Haverhill and links Basic Reading, Basic Reading Lab, and Basic Writing. Students will explore the connections between reading and writing in a learner-centered, cooperative environment that fosters a successful transition to and continuation of the community college experience. We will collaborate on reading and writing tasks including the research for and the writing of the Opinion/Research (Essay #5) end of the semester paper due in Basic Writing. The Alpha Lawrence Learning Community will use the stories of ordinary people shared in the book, Listening Is an Act of Love, to read and write about themes such as families, work and dedication, journeys, history and struggle, and fire and ice (or emergency situations such as 911). Alpha Lawrence students must also register for Basic Reading Lab (REA012).

Professors Ullman and Leeman

CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8873 REA011-LLC Basic Reading TR 10-11:15 TBA
8874 REA012-LLC BR Lab T 11:20-12:00 TBA
8604 WRT010-LLC Basic Writing TR 8-9:50 TBA

College Success


CRN Course Course Title Days Times Room
8848
8424
CSS101-HLL
MAT 021-HLL
College Success
Basic Algebra I
MWF
MW
1-1:50
2-3:50
TBA
TBA
7457
7155
CSS101-HLM
ENG101-HLM
College Success
Eng Comp I
MWF
MWF
11-11:50
10-10:50
TBA
TBA
8460
7087
CSS101-HLN
WRT010-HLN
College Success
Basic Writing
MWF
MW
9-9:50
10-11:50
TBA
TBA
8461
8052
CSS101-HLO
MAT 022-HLO
College Success
Basic Algebra II
T
TR
6-8:40
4-5:50
TBA
TBA
8462
7090
CSS101-HLP
WRT010-HLP
College Success
Basic Writing
W
M
6-8:40
6-9:50
TBA
TBA
8449
7055
7069
CSS101-LLN
REA011-LLN
REA012–LLN
College Success
Basic Reading
Basic Reading Lab
MW
MWF
MW
1-2:15
10-10:50
11-11:50
TBA
TBA
TBA
8841
7099
CSS101-LLO
WRT010-LLO
College Success
Basic Writing
MW
W
2:30-3:45
4-7:40
TBA
TBA
8447
7173
CSS101-LLP
ENG101-LLP
College Success
English Comp I
MWF
TBA
8-8:50
9-9:50
TBA
TBA
8499
7098
CSS101-LLQ
WRT010-LLQ
College Success
Basic Writing
TR
TR
3:15-4:30
1-2:50
TBA
TBA
7835
7918
CSS101-LLU
MAT022-LLU
College Success
Basic Algebra II
TR
TR
12:15-1:30
2-3:50
TBA
TBA
8628
7103
CSS101-HLQ
WRT101-HLQ
College Success
Basic Writing
TR
TR
2-3:15
12:05-1:55
TBA
TBA
8456
7061
8604
CSS101-HLU
REA011-HLU
REA012-HLU
College Success
Basic Reading
Basic Reading Lab
TR
TR
TR
7:45-9
9:15-10:30
10:40-11:30
TBA
TBA
TBA
8450
7013
CSS101-HLV
MAT-021-HLV
College Success
Basic Algebra I
TR
TBA
12:15-1:30
10-11:50
TBA
TBA

 
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