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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 Iíve 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