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    WHAT'S A LIBERAL ARTS CLUSTER?

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

    When you take a Liberal Arts Cluster, you:

    • Earn 15 credits that count towards your Associates Degree
    • All 15 credits apply to Pathways Common or Program Core
    • Make connections among courses
    • Form a cluster 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 Liberal Arts 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:

    Naomi Stubbs  
    Learning Communities Coordinator
    nstubbs@lagcc.cuny.edu
     
    (718) 482-5680 

    Liberal Arts Clusters - Classes List


    Liberal Arts Learning Communities - Spring 2016

  •  CLUSTER LC10 - Social Change and the Artist's Journey

    Art of Theatre (HUT101), Composition I (ENG101), The Research Paper (ENG103), First Year Seminar (LIF101), Social Movements (SSS102)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
    9:15-10:15 SSS102 ENG101/ENG103 SSS102 ENG101/ENG103  
    10:30-11:30 LIF101 ENG101/ENG103 SSS102 ENG101/ENG103
    11:45-12:45 LIF101 ENG101/ENG103 LIF101 ENG101/ENG103
    1:00-2:00 LIF101 ENG101/ENG103
    HUT101  
    2:15-3:15   HUT101   HUT101      

     
    In this Learning Community you will:

    • Explore how social movements, artistic genres and formative life experiences
    • Examine the influences of writings, musician, theatre artists, visual artists 
    • Attend museums and theatre performance

     CLUSTER LC20 - Creativity

    Philosophy of Art (HUP107), Composition I (ENG101), The Research Paper (ENG103), First Year Seminar (LIF101), Art & Society (HUN192)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    9:15-10:15   HUP107 HUP107 HUP107  
    10:30-11:30   ENG101/ENG103  HUN192 ENG101/ENG103   
    11:45-12:45
    ENG101/ENG103     HUN192 ENG101/ENG103  
    1:00-2:00
    ENG101/ENG103 HUN192 ENG101/ENG103   
    2:15-3:15

      ENG101/ENG103   
    3:25-4:25
    LIF101   LIF101  
    4:35-5:35  LIF101 LIF101 


    In this Learning Community you will:

    • Explore what creativity is, who is creative, and why we create 
    • Examine why creativity is important in our lives
    • Investigate the creative process, and what influences creative people and their ways of working
    • Visit a variety of museums, live musical performances, stories, and plays

     CLUSTER LC30 - Medicine, Mind, and Body

    General Psychology(SSY101), Composition I (ENG101), The Research Paper (ENG103), First Year Seminar (LIF101), Medical Ethics (HUP114)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
    9:15-10:15 ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103 
     
    10:30-11:30 ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103   
    11:45-12:45 SSY101 LIF101 SSY101 LIF101  
    1:00-2:00
    LIF101 SSY101     LIF101  
    2:15-3:15 HUP114 HUP114   HUP114  


    In this Learning Community you will:

    • Examine how we conceptualize what it means to be a healthy person
    • Investigate if we have a psyche that is distinct from our physical being 
    • Question how medical practices, technologies, and representations of illness alter the ways we perceive ourselves

     CLUSTER LC40 - Technology, Power, and Freedom: Building your Digital Identity

    Introduction to Philosophy (HUP101), Composition )ENG101), The Research Paper (ENG103), First Year Seminar (LIF101), Public Speaking (HUC106)


    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
    9:15-10:15 HUP101
    HUP101 HUP101   
    10:30-11:30   ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103   
    11:45-12:45 HUC106 ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103   
    1:00-2:00 HUC106 LIF101 ENG101/ENG103  LIF101  
    2:15-3:15 HUC106 LIF101   LIF101  


    In this Learning Community you will:

    • Examine our app-centric, digitally-connected lives
    • Reflect on how technologies have shaped our identities and personal freedom
    • Visit places like the Museum of the Moving Image to explore our digital past and present


     CLUSTER LC50 - Truth, Lies, and Video

    Mass Media and their Evolution (HUC120), Composition I (ENG101), The Research Paper (ENG103), First Year Seminar (LIF101), American Film (HUC270) 

    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
    9:15-10:15 HUC120 ENG101/ENG103    ENG101/ENG103   
    10:30-11:30 HUC120 ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103  ENG101/ENG103   
    11:45-12:45 HUC120 HUC270 ENG101/ENG103  HUC270  
    1:00-2:00 LIF101 HUC270 ENG101/ENG103  HUC270  
    2:15-3:15 LIF101 LIF101       LIF101  


    In this Learning Community you will:

    • Examine how the various media present our world to us
    • Question the relationship between the medium and the subject matter that it presents
    • Engage with a wide range of films, novels, plays, advertisements, TV shows, and print culture 
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