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    WHAT'S A LEARNING COMMUNITY? Liberal Arts Learning

    Communities -or "clusters" -consist of four courses linked by a common theme. Learning communities are a requirement for Liberal Arts day students.

     

    When you take a Liberal Arts Cluster, you:

    • Earn 12 credits that count towards your Associates Degree
    • All 12 credits apply to Pathways Common or Program Core
    • Make connections among courses
    • Form a community with your classmates
    • Work closely with all of your faculty
    • Are more successful in your courses
    • Are more likely to stay in college and gradate

    The learning community clusters are listed below. To help you determine which themes and courses interest you most and which schedule works best for you, each cluster includes a full description and schedule, with CUNYfirst registration Section codes.

    If you have questions, please contact:

     

    Phyllis van Slyck,

    Learning Communities Coordinator

    vanph@lagcc.cuny.edu 

    (718) 482-5660

     

    Liberal Arts Clusters - Classes List


  •  FRE200.L10 - SEX, MONEY and POP CULTURE

    Composition I (ENG101); The Research Paper (ENG103); Public Speaking (HUC106); Introduction to Statistics (MAT118)
     
     

    • What are the connections between money, sex appeal and power?
    • How does New York City feature in discourses about financial wealth and fashion?
    • How can you tell when numbers conceal or fudge the truth about who controls a system?
    • Can speaking to the public translate into monetary gain?

    TIME  MON.  TUES.  WED.  THURS.  FRI. 
    9:15 - 10:15 MAT118
    36772


     
    ENG103
    9583
    HUC106
    10239
     
    10:30 - 11:30 MAT118
    36772


     
    ENG103
    9583
    MAT118
    36772
     
    11:45 - 12:45 ENG101
    45466
    HUC106
    10239
    ENG103
    9583
    ENG101
    45466
     
    1:00 - 2:00 ENG101
    45466
    HUC106
    10239


     
    ENG101
    45466
     

     FRE200.L20 - TRUTH, LIES and VIDEO

     Composition I (ENG101); The Research Paper (ENG103); American Film (HUC270); Mass Media and Their Evolution (HUC120); 


    • How do the various media present our world to us?
    • Does the medium shape the subject matter that it represents?
    • How do we know that what we see in network or cable news is true?
    • Are fictional films "just entertainment", or do they harbor hidden messages that influence how we think about such matters as gender, race and class?

     

    TIME  MON.  TUES.  WED.  THURS.  FRI. 
    9:15 - 10:15 HUC120
    36773
    ENG101
    45480
    ENG103
    9586
    ENG101
    45480
     
    10:30 - 11:30 HUC120
    36773
    ENG101
    45480
    ENG103
    9586
    ENG101
    45480
     
    11:45 - 12:45 HUC120
    36773
    HUC270
    10188
    ENG103
    9586
    HUC270
    10188
     
    1:00 - 2:00   HUC270
    10188
      HUC270
    10188
     

     FRE200.L30 - BRAINS, MINDS and CONSCIOUSNESS

    Composition I (ENG101); The Research Paper (ENG103); Intro To Philosophy (HUP101); General Psychology (SSY101) 


    • What can we learn from dreams?
    • What is the nature of the self and being human?
    • What is the nature of consciousness and its relation to science and computation/information processing?
    • What is the nature of mind and its relation to behavior and society?

     
     

    TIME MON. TUES. WED. THURS. FRI.
    9:15 - 10:15 HUP 101
    36780
    HUP101
    36780
      HUP101
    36780
     
    10:30 - 11:30   SSY101
    36785
    ENG103
    9589
    SSY101
    36785
     
    11:45 - 12:45   SSY101
    36785
    ENG103
    9589
       
    1:00 - 2:00 ENG101
    45485
      ENG103
    9589
    ENG101
    45485
     
    2:15 - 3:15 ENG101
    45485
        ENG101
    45485
     

     FRE200.L40 - CREATIVITY

    Composition I (ENG101); The Research Paper (ENG103); Philosophy of Art (HUP107); Art and Society (HUN192) 


    • What is creativity and why is it important?
    • What are some methods of creative expression?
    • What influences affect creative people and their way of working?
    • What part does the viewer, spectator, or listener play in creativity?

     

    TIME  MON.  TUES.  WED.  THURS.  FRI. 
    9:15 - 10:15   HUP107
    10182
    HUP107
    10182
    HUP107
    10182
     
    10:30 - 11:30   ENG101
    45510
    HUN192
    36790
    ENG101
    45510
     
    11:45 - 12:45   ENG101
    45510
    HUN192
    36790
    ENG101
    45510
     
    1:00 - 2:00   ENG103
    9591
    HUN192
    36790
    ENG103
    9591
     
    2:15 - 3:15       ENG103
    9591
     

     FRE200.L50 - GLOBAL POLITICS

     Composition I (ENG101); The Research Paper (ENG103)Social and Political Philosophy (HUP106); Global Politics (SSP200) 


    • How can we begin to understand the complex, globalizing world we live in?
    • Why do some countries prosper while others are plagued by poverty?
    • How does access to strategic natural resources produce or reduce conflict in certain nations and regions?
    • To what extent do decisions and choices made in one part of the world affect lives in another?

    TIME  MON.  TUES.  WED.  THURS.  FRI. 
    9:15 - 10:15 SSP200
    10152
           
    10:30 - 11:30  SSP200
    10152
           
    11:45 - 12:45 HUP106
    10242
    HUP106
    10242
      HUP106
    10242
     
    1:00 - 2:00 ENG101
    45523
    ENG103
    9593
      ENG101
    45523
     
    2:15 - 3:15 ENG101
    45523
     ENG103
    9593
      ENG101
    45523
     
    3:25 - 4:25    ENG103
    9593
         

     FRE200.L60 - BLACKLASH: THE URBAN BLACK EXPERIENCE

    Composition I (ENG101); The Research Paper (ENG103); Urban Study: Urban Black Psychology (SSN280);  Public Speaking (HUC106) 


    • What is the social, historical, economic and political experience of Blacks in urban areas??
    • What can the experience of Blacks teach us about democracy?
    • How does Black experience mirror success and struggle?
    • How does Black artistic expression embody restriction and resistance?

     

    TIME  MON.  TUES.  WED.  THURS.  FRI. 
     9:15 - 10:15 ENG101
    45543
      ENG101
    45543
    ENG103
    9595
     
    10:30 - 11:30 ENG101
    45543
      ENG101
    45543
    ENG103
    9595
     
    11:45 - 12:45 SSN280
    7896
        ENG103
    9595
     
    1:00 - 2:00 SSN280
    7896
       SSN280
    7896
    HUP106
    10161
     
    2:15 - 3:15 HUC106
    10161
        HUP106
    10161
     

     FRE200.L70 - CONSTRUCTING IDENTITY

     Composition I (ENG101); The Research Paper (ENG103); Introduction To Philosophy (HUP101); Fundamentals of Speech Communication (HUC101) 


    • What is an identity? What is it made of?
    • Can you have more than one?
    • How does an identity changeover time?
    • What role do others play in constructing your identity?
    • How is your student identity the same/different from your other identities?

     

    TIME  MON.  TUES.  WED.  THURS.  FRI. 
    8:00 - 9:00 ENG101
    45544
      ENG101
    45544
    ENG103
    9597
     
    9:15 - 10:15 ENG101
    45544
      ENG101
    45544
    ENG103
    9597
     
    10:30-11:30       ENG103
    9597
     
    11:45 - 12:45 HUC101
    36795
      HUC101
    36795
    HUC101
    36795
     
    1:00 - 2:00 HUP101
    36796
      HUP101
    36796
    HUP101
    36796
     

     FRE200.L80 - MEDICINE, MIND and BODY

    Composition I (ENG101); The Research Paper (ENG103); General Psychology (SSY101); Medical Ethics (HUP114) 

     

    • What is a person?
    • Do we have a psyche distinct from our physical being?
    • How do assumptions about personhood affect our definitions of illness?
    • How do representations of illness alter the way people know themselves and their world?

     

    TIME  MON.  TUES.  WED.  THURS.  FRI. 
    9:15 - 10:15 ENG101
    45551
    ENG103
    36771
    ENG101
    45551
       
    10:30 - 11:30 ENG101
    45551
    ENG103
    36771
    ENG101
    45551
    ENG103
    36771
     
    11:45 - 12:45 SSY101
    36797
      SSY101
    36797
       
    1:00 - 2:00 HUP114
    10179
     HUP114
    10179
    SSY101
    36797
    HUP114
    10179
     

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