Make a personal connection to your education
“Learning community classes put the ‘community’ in community college. I got to know fellow students and their beliefs and appreciate that almost everyone can contribute in a meaningful way. No other course I’ve taken matches it in terms of teacher/student interaction and the exchange of ideas.”
–Anna Wahlman, BC Student, December 2004
Students and faculty participating in the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Program build learning communities that integrate teaching and learning across academic disciplines and engage personal, civic, and academic learning objectives in collaborative, supportive, student-centered environments.
Learning communities consists of two or three courses, usually for 10 or more credits, designed and organized around a theme or subject of inquiry that learners investigate through multiple disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary perspectives. Courses provide opportunities to connect personal, academic, and civic responsibilities by building critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and analytic skills. Courses may include seminar, discussion, or group projects along with traditional lectures and assignments. Students actively develop course content and direction
Include a learning community class in your academic schedule! You will not only earn credits in a variety of required courses, you will find yourself in a dynamic and supportive learning environment.
For additional information on BC Learning Community Classes, contact Michael Meyer, English/IDS at firstname.lastname@example.org.