|About this Learning Community|
General Studies learning community was launched in the Fall of 2006.
It is designed to enhance the student’s college experience through
increased interaction with a group of students who have similar
concerns and interests—as well as to allow for special, value-added
opportunities like trips, speakers, films and increased contact with
The program allows students to take a cluster of the same classes. Going through the classes as a group or cohort allows students to develop a support system of other students.
Contact Ellen Elmes for more information at 276.881.8941.
Each fall semester, a 3-credit General Studies Learning Community flagship class, the Humanities Seminar, is offered. The class for fall 2012 is HUM 241-01, Interdisciplinary Principles of Humanities, # 36709 and will satisfy the General Studies Associate degree requirement for taking three credits in a Humanities Elective.
We will examine stereotyping and how it affects human relationships, community life, and personal perceptions. This class engages the student in critical thinking and the sharing of ideas with faculty and fellow students. It also brings together General Studies students in a friendly, informal environment from which long-lasting friendships often evolve.
Learn more about the Humanities Seminar course.
The class is a discussion class based on film showings and readings pertaining to the topic, "Getting to Know the 'Other:’ How Stereotyping Diminishes Understanding.”
|HUM 241-01 will meet once weekly on Wednesdays in Buchanan Hall (Room TBA) at
12:15 PM until 2:55 PM.
A one–credit version of this class, HUM 198-01, #27880, “Seminar and Project in Critical Thinking,” is also being offered on Wednesdays at 1:40 PM until 2:55 PM.
|If you are interested in learning more about the General Studies Learning Community experience contact:|
Ellen J. Elmes
||View photo journal of 2007 GS LC Trip||