Learning Communities Courses
Spring 2017 Semester
Becoming a healthcare professional involves learning a dizzying array of terms and phrases unique to the field. Intended for healthcare majors, this learning community focuses on mastering the language of medicine while exploring the mechanics of the human body. During this learning community, you will learn and apply medical terminology by studying the most fundamental subject of healthcare: the human anatomy. To participate, you must co-enroll in ANAT-1500-LC030 and HLTHS 1110-LC030
ANAT-1500-LC030, Survey of Human A & P
Monday and Friday, 9 to 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, 11:20 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
HLTHS-1110-LC030, Biomedical Terminology Wednesday, 10 to 11:50 a.m.
Breath, Body and Brain: Communicating Consciously
If you are uncomfortable with or fearful of speaking in public, you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 75 percent of people in the U.S. suffer from a fear of speaking in public. Combining the general education requirement Speech 1100 with the relaxation techniques of Hatha Yoga I, this learning community will help you to reduce anxiety and manage the fear of public speaking. To participate, you must co-enroll in PHYS-1901-LC035 and SPEEC-1100-LC035
PHYS-1901-LC035, Hatha Yoga I
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 to 5:50 p.m.
SPEEC-1100-LC035, Fundamentals of Speech Communication Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
English Language Community
During this learning community, students from various countries and cultures around the world work together to improve writing and speaking skills, while also learning about global cultures from each other. Share your unique backgrounds and common problems as non-native speakers of English in a lively and supportive learning environment. To participate, you must co-enroll in ENGLI-1101-LC040 and SPEEC-1100-LC040.
ENGLI-1101-LC040, English Composition I Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
SPEEC-1100-LC040, Fundamentals of Speech Communication Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The Physics of Politics
This highly interactive Honors learning community combines the study of physics with the analysis of American politics by examining a variety of topics that are based on physical concepts but which have caused intensive political debate. Topics include traditional and alternative forms of energy, climate change, the peaceful and military use of nuclear power, electrical power generation and power grids, environmental problems and more. You will gain a basic understanding of the physical processes while applying that knowledge to the political discussion taking place in the U.S. Congress and the mass media. To participate, you must co-enroll in PHYSI-1150-HON01 and POLS-1101-HON01.
PHYSI-1150-HON01 Physics and Society Monday and Wednesday, 8 to 9:15 a.m.
POLS-1101-HON01 American Politics Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:45 p.m.
Living in a global environment will require imaginative, creative and reflective abilities to deal with the environmental challenges on this crowded planet. This seminar combines Environmental Biology with Environmental Ethics to explore human relationships with the environment. Investigate how nature works, how things are interconnected and how theories and principles of ethics are applied to major areas of environmental concern. Connect conceptual discussions with practical experiences during field trips and visits to COD's community farm. Both satisfy general education requirements and Environmental Biology satisfies the lab science requirement. Fee: $25 (includes transportation). Tuition is extra. To participate, you must co-enroll in BIOLO-1110-LC035 and PHILO-1116-LC035
PHILO-1116-LC035, Environmental Ethics Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
BIOLO-1110-LC035, Environmental Biology Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
Research as Narrative
This learning community examines the fundamental role of research and rhetoric (i.e., persuasion) within the world of knowledge creation, while exploring academic discourse, bias, credibility, objectivity and community writing in the digital world. To participate, you must co-enroll in EDUCA-1820-LC045 and ENGLI-1102-LC045
EDUCA-1820-LC045 Research in the Information Age Monday and Wednesday, 11:20 to 11:50 a.m.
ENGLI-1102-LC045 English Composition
Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Watercolors and Webcams: Using Digital Tools to Explore the Arts
Explore the Humanities using education-enhancing technology and tools such as video creation/collection, reflective practice, project learning, and blogging. You will create collaborative projects, YouTube playlists, and video presentations while you build an online portfolio. Assignments will highlight technologies relevant to the arts, your other courses, and your current and future career. To participate, you must co-enroll in EDUCA-2780-LC032 and HUMNT-1101-LC032. Both courses are offered completely online. For information about online courses, visit www.cod.edu/online.
EDUCA-2780-LC032 Video Applications Online
HUMNT-1101-LC032 Introduction to Humanities: The Arts Online
For information about online courses, visit www.cod.edu/online.
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