Thematic Learning Community Courses
LSC-CyFair Learning Community (LC) is a part of the Learning Signature. LC classes offer students an innovative and exciting way to learn through the integration of two courses from different disciplines which are taught separately, but focus on a common theme or question. This provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective and the ability to apply knowledge in new situations, while fostering intellectual interactions with other students and faculty throughout the process.
Thematic Learning Community FAQs
So, will I have two instructors?
Yes! Your Learning Community classes will be taught by 2 professors from each discipline that create the LC.
Professors interested in teaching a Learning Community class may fill out the Thematic Learning Community Application.
How do I register for a Thematic Learning Community course?
How am I graded?
Each LC course has its own parameters, but most likely there will be ”community” projects that are graded by both instructors. Some LC courses may have individual assessments or projects that focus only on one or the other discipline. Students receive grades for both courses.
What are the benefits of enrolling in a Thematic Learning Community?
- The student’s experience goes beyond what they would ordinarily encounter in the classes if taken separately.
- Improved student success
- Receive academic credit for both classes
- Both classes will transfer as courses taken in a traditional format
Why NOT take 2 courses at 1 time? NO extra cost!
Spring 2015 Thematic Learning Communities
Click here for a complete list of Spring LC courses.
- Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Social Justice in American History and Literature
- The Immigrant Experience
- Individual Involvement, Group Impact
- Building a Strong Foundation: American History and English Language
- Diverse Perspectives on Education in the 21st Century
For general questions about learning communities, contact Michel Zuch, Dean of Academic Affairs, Michel.Zuch@lonestar.edu.