Similar to Living-Learning Communities, two or more courses are intentionally paired for the purposes of student success and aligned with the CI Mission Pillars. For Learning Communities, UNIV seminars are linked to English Composition. Some cohorts take ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I in the Fall, and continue with English 103 Stretch Composition II in the Spring. Once registered, students are in fixed cohorts in specific sections of the courses, which are linked as “co-requisites” in the system. Student enroll themselves. Students in STEM Success cohorts will be chosen through the First-Year Application and will need permission numbers to enroll.
*Campus housing is Not required*

For a list of Fall 2017 learning community courses, please click here.

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Multicultural Learning Communities

Description

In this community, students in UNIV 150 First Year Seminar engage with topics such as intercultural communication or the history of love. Students register in 7-unit course blocks in Fall, including an English composition class. A University Experience Associate (UEA) peer mentor is embedded in each First Year Seminar, and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. DIGs continue on a monthly basis into the Spring semester.

Eligibility/Condition

All incoming freshmen.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking, C3b Multicultural, or E Human Psychological and Physiological Perspectives)
  • ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (continuing with English 103 in the spring, GE A-2 Written Communication)

OR

  • ENGL 105 Composition and Rhetoric I (GE: A-2 Written Communication)

For specific course pairings, click here.

International Learning Community

Description

In this community, students in UNIV 150 First Year Seminar engage with topics such as international relations or immigration. Students register in 7-unit course blocks in Fall, including an English composition class. A University Experience Associate (UEA) peer mentor is embedded in each First Year Seminar, and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. DIGs continue on a monthly basis into the Spring semester.

Eligibility/Condition

All incoming freshmen.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking, C3b Multicultural, or E Human Psychological and Physiological Perspectives)
  • ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (continuing with English 103 in the spring, GE A-2 Written Communication)

OR

  • ENGL 105 Composition and Rhetoric I (GE: A-2 Written Communication)

For specific course pairings, click here.

Integrative Learning Communities

Description

In this community, students in UNIV 150 First Year Seminar engage with topics such as sustainability or the psychology of learning. Students register in 7-unit course blocks in Fall, including an English composition class. A University Experience Associate (UEA) peer mentor is embedded in each First Year Seminar, and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. DIGs continue on a monthly basis into the Spring semester.

Eligibility/Condition

All incoming freshmen.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking, C3b Multicultural, or E Human Psychological and Physiological Perspectives)
  • ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (continuing with English 103 in the spring, GE A-2 Written Communication)

OR

  • ENGL 105 Composition and Rhetoric I (GE: A-2 Written Communication)

For specific course pairings, click here.

STEM Success Integrative Learning Communities

Description

This community engages freshmen interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields (STEM). Students register in a 4-unit block in the Spring, and continue with 3 units in the Spring. Each community includes a peer academic coach.

Eligibility/Condition

All incoming freshmen majoring in, or considering majoring in, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields (STEM).

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

Fall 2017:

  • UNIV 100 University Life and College Success (GE: E Human Psychological and Physiological Perspectives)
  • ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (Counts as electives)

Spring 2018:

  • ENGL 103 Stretch Composition II (GE A-2 Written Communication)

For specific course pairings, click here.

Community Engagement Learning Community

Description

In this community, students engage with the environment and learning through community service. Students register in 7-unit course blocks in Fall. ESRM course involves off-campus community service and field trips. A University Experience Associate (UEA) peer mentor is embedded in the First Year Seminar, and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. DIGs continue on a monthly basis in the Spring semester.

Eligibility/Condition

All incoming freshmen.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

  • ESRM 150 Introduction to Environmental Science and Resource Management (GE: B2 Life Sciences or D Social Perspectives)
  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking, C3b Multicultural, or E Human Psychological and Physiological Perspectives)

For specific course pairings, click here.