Register Now for Fall 2019 Learning Communities

By: Mike McKissack

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College of DuPage will offer new classes this fall through its Learning Communities program.

Learning communities are unique, innovative learning experiences that typically involve students enrolling as a cohort in two or more courses connected by a common theme. Learning communities for the fall 2019 term include:

  • Charting Your Course: Communication and Careers: Combining the general education requirement Speech 1100 with a career development course, this learning community focuses on career exploration while developing an understanding of the communication process and fundamental workplace communication skills. For more information, contact Lauren Morgan at
  • Communicating with Confidence in Clinical Communities: This learning community features general education requirement Speech 1120 with a group dynamics course to develop skills and confidence toward leading a clinical group. For more Information, contact Jason Florin at or Steve Schroeder at
  • Design, Refine, Execute: Entrepreneurship in Motion: This learning community combines online and classroom settings, as well as field trips to examine entrepreneurship and marketing. Students participate in tours of local businesses to discuss relevant issues with the corporate hosts. For more information, contact Peter James at, Christine Kickels at or Mary Rojas-Carlson at
  • Human Resources Management Certificate: This learning community offers students who have completed the Human Resource Management course the opportunity to concurrently complete the three advanced courses that are requirements for earning the Human Resource Management certificate. Upon completion, students can demonstrate competencies in responding to today’s HR management job challenges. For more information, contact Jane Murtaugh at
  • Seed, Soil and the Soul: A Critical Analysis of World Food Practices: This Honors seminar combines Environmental Biology and Film as Literature to explore food as a key to understanding human cultures and human relationships with the environment. For more information, contact Deborah Adelman at, (630) 942-3406 or Shamili Ajgaonkar at, (630) 942-2123.
  • Science, Society and Social Media: Using the Scientific Method to enrich Your Life: This learning community combines a general education requirement biology course with a research class to teach students how to ask and answer scientific questions. Please note: this learning community is offered at the College’s Naperville Center only. For more information, contact Laura Burt-Nicholas at or Beth Shaffer-McCarthy at

Learn more about learning communities at College of DuPage.