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Learning Networks FAQs

Q. Do Learning Networks classes transfer?
A. Yes. They are the same courses as “regular” courses. They have the same learning outcomes as non-Learning Networks classes. They are just taught with an emphasis on student engagement.

Q. Are Learning Networks classes more difficult than “regular” classes? Are they easier?
A. No,they are neither harder nor easier. They are taught with a theme intended to spark the interest of the students.

Q. Why would someone take a Learning Networks class?
A. There are many reasons. Some include:

  • Meet other students interested in the theme;
  • Meet instructors who have an interest in making their classes engaging;
  • Take a class with an interesting focus;
  • Try something new;
  • Get exposed to what the college has to offer you;
  • Occasionally, there are free t-shirts, giveaways, free food, etc.

Q. What do the themes have to do with the classes?
A. Many college professor may choose to teach classes by integrating themes. However, the themes in Learning Networks classes are designed to create a community among faculty and students to enhanced active learning experiences in and outside the classroom. These courses are promoted to give students an idea of what to expect regarding the thematic content.

Q. What if I want to know more about a course before I sign up?
A. This is no different than any other course.  Just contact the instructor and ask for more information.

Q. Do I have to take all of the Learning Networks classes if I take one? Do I have to sign up for more than one Learning Networks class?
A. No. These are not linked classes. You don’t have to take all Learning Networks classes.

Q. Do all of the Learning Networks classes meet together?
A. No. These are not linked classes.

Q. Is there a common book that is shared across the Learning Networks classes?
A. No.  Learning Networks classes don’t have an assigned common reader.

Q. What kinds of instructors teach Learning Networks classes?
A. Learning Networks instructors are the same instructors that teach our other college classes.