Learning Communities Courses

Fall 2018 Semester


Charting Your Course: Communication and Careers

Engage in career exploration while developing an understanding of the communication process and fundamental workplace communication skills, especially in the contexts of intrapersonal, small group, and public communication. To participate, you must co-enroll in EDUCA-1105-LC003 and SPEEC-1100-LC003.

Information: Contact Sara Kirby at kirbys371@cod.edu or Lauren Morgan at morgan@cod.edu, (630) 942-2007.

EDUCA-1105-LC003, Career Development                                
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 to 10:50 a.m.

SPEEC-1100-LC003, Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Decision 2018: Rhetoric and Reality

This learning community combines English composition and political science to explore the processes of American government and the role or rhetoric by focusing on the issues of the 2018 Illinois State, Congressional, and local campaigns and elections. You will have the opportunity to study, analyze and evaluate the strategies and practices of the candidates as they relate to the principles of American politics and written communication. A service-learning project and other out-of-class activities will be required. To participate, you must co-enroll in ENGLI-1101-LC020 and POLS-1101-LC020. This class is in hybrid format, a blend of classroom and online coursework. Internet access required.

Information: Contact Jim Allen at allenj@cod.edu, (630) 942-3421 or Chris Goergen at goergen@cod.edu, (630) 942-2012.

ENGLI-1101-LC0020, English Composition I                                 Monday and Wednesday, 1 to 1:50 p.m.

POLS-1101-LC020, American Government
Monday and Wednesday, 2 to 2:50 p.m.

Human Resources Management (HRM) Certificate Learning Community
This Learning Community offers students who have previously completed the MANAG 2240 (HR Management) course to concurrently complete the three advanced HRM courses required for earning the HRM certificate. The three courses will be team-taught and integrated throughout the 16-week term in a 50% hybrid format. To participate, you must co-enroll in MANAG-2242-LC017, MANAG-2245-LC017 and MANAG-2248-LC017. 

Information: contact Jane Murtaugh at (630) 942-2821, murtaugh@cod.edu.

MANAG-2242-LC017, Human Resource Management                          Thursday, 6 to 6:50 p.m..

MANAG-2245-LC017, Workforce Development and Compensation       Thursday, 7 to 7:50 p.m.

MANAG-2248-LC017, Strategic Human Resource Management      Thursday, 8 to 8:50 p.m.

Integrated Reading and Writing

Join a cohort of students who support each other throughout the course. See how reading and writing are connected and experience how these two communication skills enhance and extend each other. Students may be able to register for ALP classes upon completion of this learning community. To participate, you must co-enroll in ENGLI-0481-LC005 and ENGLI-0491-LC005.

Information: Contact Mary Anderson at andersnm@cod.edu, (630) 942-2536.

ENGLI-0481-LC005, Approaches to College Reading I                         
Monday and Wednesday, 9 to 10:50 a.m.

ENGLI-0491-LC005, Approaches to College Writing I
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 10:50 a.m.

Honors Seminar: Seed, Soil and the Soul: A Critical Analysis of World Food Practices

This honors seminar combines biology and film to explore food as a key to understanding human cultures and human relationships with the environment. The study of food offers a rich and unique focal point from which to engage in an interdisciplinary inquiry because food encompasses a wide variety of human activities. Through topics relating to the production and consumption of food, you will focus on the interface of scientific thought and film to explore the ways in which the disciplines of biology and film studies complement each other in understanding the most fundamental of human activities: feeding ourselves. For Honors students only. To participate, you must co-enroll in BIOLO-1110-HON22 and ENGLI-1154-HON22. Fee: $30 (includes transportation). Tuition is extra.

Information: Contact Deborah Adelman at adelman@cod.edu, (630) 942-3406 or Shamili Ajgaonkar at sandifor@cod.edu, (630) 942-2123.

BIOLO-1110-HON22, Environmental Biology                          
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

ENGLI-1154-HON22, Film as Literature                           
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Video Games as Art, History and Culture

This learning community pairs English with humanities to explore the ever-growing world of video games - including their history, design, development, and cultural impact - through the lens of humanities study. You will consider video games not only as a multi-million dollar 21st century industry, but also as a set of important cultural, artistic productions. Using the comparative framework of the humanities to situate video games in long traditions of creative endeavors across artistic genres that include music and visual art, will let you explore, understand and think critically about how video games work as creative endeavors, how they reflect our cultural and historical moment, and how they also shape that very moment itself. To participate, you must co-enroll in ENGLI-1102-LC018 and HUMNT-1102-LC018.

Information: Contact Tim Henningsen at henningsent@cod.edu, (630) 942-2276 or Jason Snart at snartj@cod.edu, (630) 942-2033.

ENGLI-1102-LC01, English Composition II                          
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

HUMNT-1102-LC018, Introduction to Humanities: Ideas and Values       Online

For more information about online courses, visit cod.edu/online


The Write Mind for Success

Who are you? How do you interact with your world? Learn to put these thoughts into words as you explore how to navigate college learning and life. Develop an effective mindset for college-level courses and strengthen your skills as a successful college student through interpersonal, analytical and argumentative writing. To participate, you must co-enroll in ENGLI-1101-LC008 and PSYCH-1100-LC008.

Information: Contact Sarah Butler at butlers584@cod.edu, (630) 942-2035 or Trina Sotirakopulos at sotirakopulost@cod.edu, (630) 942-2177.

ENGLI-1101-LC01, English Composition I                          
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

PSYCH-1100-LC008, Introduction to Psychology
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 to 10:50 a.m.


Contact Information

James Allen
(630) 942-3421

Learning Communities at COD


Learning Communities

Diverse courses of study are linked by way of a common theme, offering different perspectives on subjects.

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