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Thematic Learning Community Courses

Spring 2017 Thematic Learning Communities

Are We A Nanny State? 
GOVT 2305 Federal Government & ECON 2301 Macroeconomics

Building a Strong Foundation: American History and English Language
ESOL 0310 Integrated Reading and Writing for ESOL & HIST 1301 United States History to 1877

Criminal Minds
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice & PSYC 2301 General Psychology

The Importance of the American West
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II & HIST 1302 United States History since 1877

Myth Busters: Digging for the Truth
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II & PSYC 2301 General Psychology

 

Thematic Learning Community FAQs

Q. So, will I have two instructors?
A. Yes! Your Thematic Learning Community classes will be taught by 2 professors from each subject building the integrated course. In fact, professors interested in teaching a Learning Community class must fill out the Thematic Learning Community Application providing students with new creative and innovative ways of learning the course subject beyond what is taught in the courses separately.

Q. How do I register for a Thematic Learning Community course?
A. It’s easy! Just email CyFairLC@LoneStar.edu to register with your Student ID and Thematic Learning Community selection!

Q. How am I graded?
A. Each LC course has its own parameters, but most likely there will be ”community” projects that are graded by both instructors. Some Thematic Learning Community courses may have individual assessments or projects that focus only on one or the other discipline. Students receive grades for both courses.

Q. What are the benefits of enrolling in a Thematic Learning Community?
A. Here are benefits to 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