Learning Communities Courses

Fall 2015 Semester

Charting Your Course: Communication and Careers

Develop a clearer sense of your college and career direction while building stronger communication skills in this First Year Experience learning community. By combining a general education course, Speech 1100, with Career Development, Education 1105, you will map out a pathway to college and career achievement and gain the confidence and communication competence to succeed in the 21st century. Must co-enroll in EDUCA-1105-FS025 and SPEEC-1100-FS025.

Information: Lauren Morgan, (630) 942-2007, email: morgan@cod.edu or Stacie Haen-Darden, email: haen-dardens@cod.edu

EDUCA-1105-FS025, Career Development
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

SPEEC-1100-FS025, Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Read 'em Their Rights

This learning community explores the natural relationship between reading and the American criminal justice system. Students will be exposed to critical reading strategies, vocabulary assimilation and active comprehension techniques while being introduced to content areas within criminal justice. Topics will include policing, criminal investigations, law, courts, corrections and juvenile justice. Must co-enroll in ENGLI-0482-FS001 and CRIMJ-1100-FS001.

Information: Danica Hubbard (630) 942-2101, email: hubbard@cod.edu or Theodore Darden, (630) 942-2989, email: darden@cod.edu.

ENGLI-0482-FS001, Approaches to College Reading
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

CRIMJ-1100-FS001, Introduction to Criminal Justice
Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Visions of (Im-) Perfect Societies: Social Utopias

For Honor students only. This honors seminar combines the study of world literature with the analysis of political ideologies by examining a variety of utopias and dystopias from the earliest examples in ancient Greece to the present day. Since utopias/dystopias deal with idealized or future forms of societies, they are the perfect genre to explore the intersection of literature and Political Science. Through careful reading and text analysis, we hope to find out what utopias tell us about past and current social problems, what role they play in the development of political ideology, and how they can help us set goals or avoid mistakes. Students will have the opportunity to visit the historic utopian settlement in New Harmony, IN to see firsthand how these utopian impulses are put into practice. Fee: $58 (includes transportation, lodging and entry fees). Tuition is extra. Must co-enroll in ENGLI-2226-HON01 and POLS-1160-HON01.

Information: Jim Allen, (630) 942-3421, email: allenj@cod.edu or Chris Goergen, (630) 942-2012, email: goergen@cod.edu

ENGLI-2226-HON01, Masterpieces of World Literature
Monday and Wednesday, 12 to 1:15 p.m.

POLS-1160-HON01, Modern Political Ideologies
Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.


Contact Information

James Allen
(630) 942-3421