Learning Communities by Major

 

Application Update

RLC Application is open NOW! 

FYS & LC Application will open Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:00pm! 

FYS - First Year Seminar course; taught as a standalone course with a theme if indicated. 

LC - Learning Community; taught as a themed FYS course with associated pre-registered core classes. 

Alabama Power
The Engineering Academic Excellence Program Learning Community is open to underrepresented students in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Programming offered during the academic year supports the development of scholars who are prepared to pursue engineering graduate and professional education and enter the engineering workforce. Students participate in a variety of academic, personal development, and career exploration activities intended to build a sense of community and increase understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Math placement will be determined by your SAT/ACT scores. Contact the Engineering Academic Excellence Program at aep@eng.auburn.edu for more information and to sign up.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      PHYS 1600 Engineering Physics I (4)

MATH 1610 Calculus I (4)                                                                                   MATH 1620 Calculus II (4)
HIST 1210 Technology & Civilization I (3)                                                           HIST 1220 Technology & Civilization II (3)
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I (4)
Architecture, Design, & Construction
The College of Architecture, Design and Construction's Learning Community is for all incoming students in all programs within the college. Students in the Learning Community will be exposed to different resources and opportunities available to them in the college and will get to meet the faculty and administrators who will support them throughout their undergraduate careers. The College of Architecture, Design and Construction embraces the belief that to be successful in their fields, students need to collaborate across disciplines and practice their disciplines in the community through service. They will opportunity to do so through service-learning groups within the college. The Learning Community will serve to enhance that civic engagement through partnerships and teamwork.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      COMM 1000 Public Speaking (3)

ENVD 2040 Design, Invention, & Society (3)
Business: Harbert Hello
Harbert Hello is an introduction course to the Harbert College of Business. The focus of this course is to orient students to Harbert College’s student services and academic majors. Through experiential learning, students will participate in self-exploration activities, establish community amongst the Freshmen class, and engage with faculty , staff, upperclassmen, alumni, and potential employers.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      ACCT 2700 Business Law  (3)
HIST 1010 World History I (3)                                                                             HIST 1020 World History II (3)
BUSI 1010 Contemporary Issues in Business Administration I (1)

Conservation Biology
Students will be exposed to a broad range of issues relating to the theme of Conservation Biology. They will meet professors doing conservation research in the Department of Biological Sciences, attend meetings of conservation oriented student groups, and participate in a Rare Species Poster group project. Our class will also make connections with material covered in the first semester biology class, as a way to support learning in that class and show its conservation relevance. We also support student establishment in the University environment through exercises targeting study skills and other aspects of the student transition to Auburn. These activities will foster connectivity both among the students and between the students and Biological Sciences faculty.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (2)                                                                      BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology (4)

BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology (4)                                                             
COMM 1000 Public Speaking (3)
Communication & Journalism
This learning community focuses on the following majors: Communication, Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. We will focus on the coursework required to obtain a degree, the opportunities to get involved in the on-campus student media outlets and future career paths for each major. We will also cover topics to help the adjustment from high school to college by learning about AU resources, study skills, time and money management.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      JRNL 1100 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)

MDIA 2350 Introduction to Film Studies                                                            COMM 1000 Public Speaking (3)
HIST 1010 World History I (3)                                                                             PSYC 2010 Intro. to Psychology (3)
Cultivating Diversity in STEM
The goal of this learning community is to assist students traditionally underrepresented in STEM (including, but not limited to, people of color, women, students from communities that are underserved, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students from rural areas) succeed within majors offered by College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). Students in the Cultivating Diversity in STEM learning community will explore the breadth and depth of opportunities in the sciences and mathematics including requirements for attending graduate and/or professional school, the benefits of participating in scientific research, and explore STEM career options while building a sense of community with other COSAM students.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology (4)

CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I (4)                                                        CHEM 1040 Fundamentals of Chemistry II (4)
MATH 1610 Calculus I (3)
Education
The Education Learning Community is open to all incoming freshmen to the College of Education. Education professionals specialize in intervention in a variety of ways such as teaching, counseling, administration or working in allied health & performance settings. Participation in this learning community is an excellent way to engage with your peers in organized activities to enhance and promote collaboration, advocacy, and diversity-all necessary building blocks to becoming successful in your chosen career. This experience will provide increased exposure to opportunities and resources within the College of Education and help smooth the transition to college for our incoming freshmen.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      COMM 1000 Public Speaking (3)

COUN 2000 Living & Communicating in a Diverse Society (3)                          MUSI 2730 Appreciation Of Music (3)
SCMH 1010 Concepts Of Science (4)
Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
This first year seminar is offered as an elective course to help students in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences achieve a successful transition to college life. This course provides opportunities to explore strategies and academic success relevant to their first year experience through discussion, activities, reading, writing, teamwork and community service. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of academic skills, career opportunities in forestry, wildlife sciences and natural resources, time management, test taking, note taking, reading, computer skills, personal development and relevant social issues.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1100  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      NATR 2050 People & the Environment (3)

BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology (4)                                                                   BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology (4)
FOWS 1010 Intro Renewable Natural Resources
Human Sciences
The students in the Human Sciences Learning Community will have opportunities to connect with other students, faculty, and administrators within the College of Human Sciences through shared classes and participation in events organized by the College. These events include specialized academic advising sessions, college-wide initiatives for student learning and student development, and study abroad information sessions.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health (3)

HDFS 2000 Marriage Family In Global Context (3)                                            CADS 2000 Global Consumer Culture (3)
COMM 1000 Public Speaking (3)
Kinesiology
The Kinesiology Learning Community is designed for students pursuing degrees in Exercise Science, Physical Activity and Health, Fitness Conditioning and Performance, and Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Studies (especially those interested in occupational therapy and physical therapy). Members of this community will become familiar with the Kinesiology advisor, be exposed to career opportunities and requirements, and learn success strategies for their first year and beyond.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      PSYC 2010 Intro. to Psychology (3)

KINE 1103 Wellness (2)                                                                                      PHED 1003 Active Auburn (2)
COMM 1000 Public Speaking (3)                                                                       BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology (4)
Nursing
The Nursing Learning Community is made up of freshmen in Pre-Nursing. All incoming freshmen in the School of Nursing are eligible to participate. These students will take several classes together and have the opportunity to participate in different activities coordinated by the college and the Learning Communities Activities Board. Through the experiences the community will get to know other freshmen in Nursing and make connections with faculty who will assist them in their path towards graduation.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health (3)

PHIL 1030 Ethics & the Health Sciences (3)                                                       CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I (4)
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology (4)
Nursing: First Generation
The Nursing First Generation Learning Community provides an opportunity for diverse first generation students to explore the unique experience of being the first in their families to attend college. Students in this learning community will have opportunities to network with other first generation professionals and gain insight into how to overcome specific obstacles relevant to first generation students. The program also provides academic support for rigorous coursework, navigating college resources, and developing career goals.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1150  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health (3)

PHIL 1030 Ethics & the Health Sciences (3)                                                       CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I (4)
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology (4)
Pre-Vet
Students in the College of Agriculture Pre-Vet Learning Community will concentrate on preparation for graduate studies in the field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about expectations and processes of applying for veterinary school and will meet faculty and upperclassmen in the Animal Sciences, pre-veterinary option. This Learning Community is for pre-vet students in the College of Agriculture. Pre-vet students in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences or the College of Sciences and Mathematics are encouraged to consider Learning Communities offered through their school or college.

Fall 2018 Courses                                                                         Spring 2019 Courses

UNIV 1100  First year Seminar (1)                                                                      CHEM 1040 Fundamentals of Chemistry II (4)

ANSC 1100 Orientation to Animal Sciences (1)                                                 BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology (4)
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I (4)
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology (4)

Last modified: April 19, 2018