What is a “Learning Community?”
A learning community is two ACC classes that are paired with a common theme. Two professors, one from each class/subject area, work closely together to offer students an opportunity to learn content in a strategically-connected manner. Each course has at least one shared assignment. Students complete the assignment, and then both instructors grade it based on established learning objectives in their individual course.
- Students must enroll in both classes
- Students earn full credit for both classes
- Grades are given for each class, independent of the paired class
- All of our spring Learning Community Courses are guaranteed to transfer.
Spring 2019 Learning Community Courses
Literature and Psychology of the Apocalypse
LIT 115-102 and PSY 102-103 (Intro to Literature & General Psychology II) Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m. A fully-integrated course in which students read, write, and learn about the end of the world while considering how real people would respond in apocalyptic situations. Both courses are part of the Great Books program.
Sex and cinema: it's more than porn!
PSY 217-101 and HUM 103-101 (Human Sexuality & Intro to Film Art) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:15 p.m. and 2:30-3:45 p.m. A fully-integrated course in which students explore sexual identity, sexual health, and sexual behavior through the stylistic and narrative systems of film.
ENG 122-109 and HIS 101-102 (English Composition II & Western Civ: Antiquity-1650) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. A linked course that will look at the events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that have shaped Western Civilization from the prehistoric era to 1650. By studying the direct writing of this period as well as modern modes of historical and argumentative writing, students will analyze, evaluate, and construct their own arguments and writing. ENG 122 is part of the Great Books program. HIS 101 includes a 6-week gaming component.
Arguments and Astronomy
ENG 122-110 and AST 101-102 (English Composition II & Planetary Astronomy with Lab) Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:15 p.m. and 2:30-4:45 p.m. A linked course that will apply advanced composition research, rhetorical analysis, and writing skills to the study of the universe within the solar system. Both courses are part of the Great Books program. For more information about learning communities courses at ACC, contact Erica Henningsen at 303.797.5786 or erica [dot] henningsen [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (erica[dot]henningsen[at]arapahoe[dot]edu).