Learning Communities

Learning communities are a high impact practice for college success because they encourage integration of learning across courses. In learning community courses, students work closely with one another and with their instructors. Student success is elevated because course content is integrated and presented in a meaningful way. MCC offers two types of learning communities: partially-integrated and integrated academic support.

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Partially-Integrated Learning Communities

In a partially-integrated learning community, students enroll into two linked courses that share complementary learning objectives. Instructors teaching the courses spend time integrating concepts across both courses, and there is at least one shared assignment. Even though students are enrolled into these course concurrently, the grades for each course are independent.

If you would like to enroll into this type of learning community, use the course search feature and select "Learning Communities." Find a course with the note: "This course is half of a partially integrated learning community with XXX###(Section), with which it shares some topics and assignments. Students must enroll in this course and its co-requisite."

Spring 2022 Partially-Integrated Learning Communities

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE SECTION LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE SECTION LOCATION INSTRUCTOR
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 28257 SD Campus MW 12:00PM-1:15PM Peter Brown ENG101 First-Year Composition 28014 SD Campus Tu 12:00PM-1:15PM Alex Arreguin
BIO182 General Biology (Majors) II 28334 On Your Own Time Online Cassidi Rush ENG102 First-Year Composition 28095 SD Campus Hybrid Tu 12:00PM-1:15PM Stacy Wilson
ARH102 Renaissance through Contemporary Art 27613

SD Campus Th 10:30AM-11:45AM

Lindsey Pedersen SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 27937

Live Online

Tu 10:30AM-11:45AM

Paul Harasha
MAT206 Elements of Statistics 28429 RDM Campus MW 8:00AM-9:15AM Cynthia Franklin BIO205 Microbiology 29046 RDM Campus MW 11:00AM-12:25PM Graham Boorse
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication 29138 On Your Own Time Online Puvana Ganesan PHY101 Introduction to Physics 28689/28690 RDM Campus MW 9:00AM-11:45AM Leann Thompson

Integrated Academic Support

In an integrated academic support learning community, RDG100LL: Disciplinary Literacy Lab is linked to an academic content course. Reading materials from the academic content course are used in the reading course for students to learn and practice reading skills. Students are required to enroll into RDG100LL and the academic content course at the same time. Even though students are enrolled into these course concurrently, the grades for each course are independent.

If you would like to enroll into this type of learning community, use the course search feature and select "Learning Communities." Find a course with the note: "Students must be concurrently enrolled in RDG100LL XXX###(Section) and any section of PSY101 or PSY132."

Spring 2022 Integrated Academic Support Learning Communities

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE SECTION LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE SECTION LOCATION INSTRUCTOR
RDG100LL Disciplinary Literacy Lab 34736/34737 SD Campus Mo 9:00AM-10:15AM Anna McWhirter PSY101 Introduction to Psychology Any Any Any
RDG100LL Disciplinary Literacy Lab 34736/34737 SD Campus Mo 9:00AM-10:15AM Anna McWhirter PSY132 Psychology and Culture Any Any Any