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Learning Communities Courses

Spring 2020 Learning Communities Courses

Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves

This learning community features courses in life science and speech communication to explore human relationships with the environment, citizenship and how humans work together. Investigate how nature works, how things are interconnected and how theories and principles of small group communication are applied by global citizens to address environmental issues. Develop an understanding of environmental science and fundamental group communication skills to expand your imaginative, creative and reflective abilities to become active citizens in environmental challenges. Sixteen additional hours TBA. Must co-enroll in BIOLO-1110-LC034 and SPEEC-1120-LC034. Fee: $25 (includes transportation). 

SPEEC-1120-LC034, Small-Group Communication (Human Relations/Contemp Life Skill)
Thursday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

BIOLO-1110-LC034, Environmental Biology (Gen Ed: Biological Science)
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

For more information, Shamili Ajgaonkar, (630) 942-2123, sandifor@cod.edu or Lauren Morgan, (630) 942-2007, morgan@cod.edu.

Composing Your Career

Explore through writing, discussion and research, potential career pathways in relation to life values; socio-economic, race and gender issues and personal goals. Learn information literary skills that will help with academic work and career. Students will have a compiled a portfolio designed to help you chart a path toward a fulfilling career. 

Must co-enroll in EDUCA-1105-LC054 and ENGLI-1102-LC054. 

ENGLI-1102-LC054, English Composition II (Gen Ed: Communications)
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

EDUCA-1105-LC054, Career Development (Hum Relations/Contemp Life Skill)
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 to 11:50 a.m.

For more information, Jim Allen, (630) 942-3421, allenj@cod.edu or Dana Thompson, (630) 942-2528, thompsnd@cod.edu

Research as Narrative

How does knowledge get produced and disseminated? Why does it change? Who decides? This learning community critiques the fundamental role of research and rhetoric (i.e., persuasion) within the world of knowledge creation, while also critiquing academic discourse, bias, credibility, objectivity and community writing in the digital world. Must co-enroll in EDUCA-1116-LC045 and ENGLI-1102-LC045. 

ENGLI-1102-LC045, English Composition II (Gen Ed: Communications)
Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 11:15 a.m.

EDUCA-1116-LC045, Research in the Information Age
Monday and Wednesday, 11:20 to 11:50 a.m.

For more information, Tim Henningsen, (630) 942-2276, henningsent@cod.edu or Jason Ertz, (630) 942-3317, ertzja@cod.edu.

Gender, Power and the Arts

Have there been no great women artists or have circumstances, practices and beliefs kept women from producing art that is measured in the same way as men? Consider questions of gender construction, access to power and the effects of changes in 

society as they affect women’s production of art. Must co-enroll in HUMNT-1104-LC031 and SOCIO-1120-LC031. 

HUMNT-1104-LC031, Women in the Arts (Gen Ed: Humanities)
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

SOCIO-1120-LC031, Sociology of Sex, Gender and Power (Gen Ed: Soc/Behav Sci)
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

For more information, Julia diLiberti, (630) 942-2578, dilibert@cod.edu or Mary Jean Cravens, (630) 942-2333, cravens@cod.edu.

Human Resource Management (HRM) Certificate

This learning community offers students who have previously completed the MANAG 2240 HR Management course to concurrently complete the three advanced HRM courses that are requirements for earning the HRM certificate. Upon completion, students can demonstrate to employers their competencies in responding to today’s HRM job challenges. Must co-enroll in MANAG-2242-LC030, MANAG-2245-LC030 and MANAG-2248-LC030. Hybrid format—a blend of classroom and online coursework. Internet access is required. 

MANAG-2242-LC030, Talent Acquisition and Retention
Wednesday, 6 to 7:05 p.m.

MANAG-2245-LC030, Workforce Development and Compensation
Wednesday, 7:15 to 8:20 p.m.

MANAG-2248-LC030, Strategic HR Management
Wednesday, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information, Jane Murtaugh, (630) 942-2821, murtaugh@cod.edu.

Honors Seminar: A Literary History of Chicago

Explore the rich history of Chicago through the narrative elements of a wide array of literature set in and around the city. Look at Chicago’s formative years through 19th century texts, industrialization, politics, race and immigration through seminal early and mid-century novels and current century with texts composed by Chicago locals writing and publishing within the last three decades. For Honors students only. Must co-enroll in ENGLI-1130-HON30 and HISTO-2270-HON30. 

ENGLI-1130-HON30, Introduction to Literature (Gen Ed: Humanities)
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 

HISTO-2270-HON30, History of Chicago

Information: Tim Henningsen, (630) 942-2276, henningsent@cod.edu or Sam Mitrani, (630) 942-3131, mitraniv@cod.edu 


Contact Information

James Allen
(630) 942-3421