Students share a common intellectual experience with an academic focus. Two or more General Education courses are paired to promote student success and align with a CI Mission Pillar. Students are housed with students in their learning community. Activities are aimed at blurring the boundaries between living and learning, and improving students’ transition to college life. Students are in fixed cohorts in specific sections of the courses listed, and once accepted, will be enrolled by the registrar.
*Living on campus is required*

Michele Serros Multicultural Living-Learning Community

Description

This community is named for Michele Serros, celebrated Chicana author who was from Ventura County, and is focused on social justice and equity. Students are enrolled in a 7-unit course block in the Fall. 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. The UEA collaborates with faculty and the Resident Assistant (RA) in housing to promote transition to University life for the LLC cohort. DIGs and LLC programming continue in the Spring semester.

Eligibility/Condition

Designed for incoming freshmen from any major. Living in campus housing required. Students will be housed in Santa Rosa Village.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

Fall 2017:

  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking, C3b Multicultural, or E Human Psychological and Physiological Perspectives)
  • CHS 100 Chicanas/os in Contemporary Society 103 Stretch Composition II (GE: C3b Multicultural or D Social Perspectives).

International Living-Learning Community

Description

This community is focused on international themes. Students are enrolled in a 7-unit course block in the Fall. 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. The UEA collaborates with the faculty and Resident Assistant (RA) in housing to promote transition to University life for the LLC cohort. In Spring, students enroll in 3 units of English together, and DIGs and LLC programming continue.

Eligibility/Condition

Designed for incoming freshmen from any major. Living in campus housing required. Students will be housed in Santa Rosa Village.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

Fall 2017:

  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking, C3b Multicultural, or E Human Psychological and Physiological Perspectives)
  • ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (Counts as elective units)

Spring 2018:

  • ENGL 103 Stretch Composition II (GE A1: Written Communication)

Integrative Student Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Living-Learning Community

Description

This interdisciplinary research community is focused on Santa Rosa Island. Students will be enrolled in a 9 unit bock in Fall semester, and a 10 unit block in the Spring semester. A Research Ambassador peer mentor will be embedded in UNIV 198 in Fall and UNIV 150 in Spring and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. The mentor collaborates with faculty and the Resident Assistant (RA) in housing to promote transition to University life for the LLC cohort.

Eligibility/Condition

Designed for incoming freshmen from any major. Living in campus housing required. Students will be housed in Santa Rosa Village.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

Fall 2017:

Students will be enrolled in a 9 unit block.
  • UNIV 198 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research (GE: Critical Thinking, A3)
  • ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (Counts as elective units)
  • COMM 101 Public Speaking (GE: Oral Communication, A1)

Spring 2018:

Students will be enrolled in a 10 unit block.
  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Multicultural, C3b or E Human Psychological and Physiological Perspectives)
  • ENGL 103 Stretch Composition II (GE: Written Communication, A2)
  • POLS 150 American Government (Partially Satisfies Title V American Institutions)

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Outdoor Adventure Living-Learning Community

Description

This community engages students in examining the environment and learning through community service. Students will be enrolled in 7-unit course block in the Fall. A University Experience Associate (UEA) is embedded in the First Year Seminar, and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. ESRM course involves off-campus community service and field trips. The UEA collaborates with faculty and the Resident Assistant (RA) in housing to promote transition to University life for the LLC cohort. DIGs and LLC programming continue in the Spring semester.

Eligibility/Condition

All incoming freshmen. Living in campus housing required. Students will be housed in Santa Rosa Village.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

Fall 2017:

  • 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)