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FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE

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FALL 2015 LEARNING COMMUNITY DESCRIPTIONS & CONNECTED COURSES

DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC LEARNING COMMUNITIES

LEARNING COMMUNITIES OPEN TO ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

#1  Minutia: Scope it out!
UNIV 110: Minutia: Scope it out! (2 cr.) R 1 - 2:50 Okeson
BIOL 142: (4 cr.) MWF 2 - 2:50 Lepp
BIOL 142L: T 1 - 2:50 Lepp

#2  Music Student Survival Guide
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) WF 10 - 10:50 D. Anderson
MUSC 123: (3 cr.) MWF 9 - 9:50 E. Anderson
"Orchestra, Band, Choir" (1 cr.) (need to register independently for this course)

#3   So…You want to be a Techie
(Recommended for Computer Science majors)
In this FYE you will explore what it means and takes to be a cyber (computer) professional in the 21st Century. Through hands-on experiences, you will explore and learn foundational concepts and skills regarding hardware and software (applications and operating systems) which are needed to succeed in the profession. You will also learn how to write code which is the foundation of getting cyber technology hardware to work.
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) TR 8 - 8:50 Hayton
CSCI 297: (3 cr.) MWF 8-8:50 Hayton
CSCI 111: (4 cr.) MTWR 9 - 9:50 OR
CSCI 160: (4 cr.) MTWR 1 - 1:50 Hayton



#4  Explore Expand Express Yourself
(Open ONLY to International Students)

This Learning Community is designed to help International Students have a positive transition to Minot State University. Students will be encouraged to "explore" their new environment and take advantage of being in a new place, to "expand" their perspectives through an introspective awareness of a new culture, and to "express" themselves through art and literature.
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) TR 1 - 1:50 Clearebout
ART 110: (3 cr.) TR 2 - 3:15 Donovan
COMM 110: (3 cr.) TR 11 - 12:15 Pearson

#5 Great Minds Think Alike. Or Do They?
(Recommended for students in Teacher Education)
This group of courses will explore the connections between classroom practices and the processes of learning. Why do some students remember pictures and others remember words? Is it useful to label students? Why are some students motivated and others not so much? Does development affect learning? How can educators help students be successful? We will explore these questions through coursework that looks at the complicated decisions that adults and kids in schools make every day and then visit elementary, middle and high schools to apply the information.
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) T 1 - 2:50 Hintz
ED 260: (2 cr.) R 1 - 2:50 ?
PSYCH 111: (3 cr.) MWF 9 - 9:50 Olson

#6 Great Minds Think Alike. Or Do They?
(Recommended for students in Teacher Education)
This group of courses will explore the connections between classroom practices and the processes of learning. Why do some students remember pictures and others remember words? Is it useful to label students? Why are some students motivated and others not so much? Does development affect learning? How can educators help students be successful? We will explore these questions through coursework that looks at the complicated decisions that adults and kids in schools make every day and then visit elementary, middle and high schools to apply the information.
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) T 1 - 2:50 Hintz
ED 260: (2 cr.) R 1 - 2:50 ?
PSYCH 111: (3 cr.) MWF 9 - 9:50 Olson

#7 Speak Up and Branch Out
(Recommended for Communication Disorders majors)
Just as a tree has many branches, communication disorders, too, has many branches. Which branch will you choose? Are you out on a limb? Afraid to speak up? Explore the various branches of communication disorders, discover the opportunities to merge public speaking skills with community outreach, and prepare to plant your future on solid ground.
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) MW 2 - 2:50 Harmon
CD 150: (2 cr.) TR 2 - 2:50 Holt

#8 To Play or Not to Play? The Psychology of Injury
(Recommended for Physical Education Majors, Coorporate Fitness Majors and Athletic Training majors)
Broken bones, concussions, sprains, and pulled muscles - commonplace in the sporting realm! Who determines when an athlete can get back on the court or field:coaches, players, or professional athletic trainers? In the wild world of sports, when does "mind over matter" really apply? This learning community will explore the psychology of sport and injury, as well as the ethics of playing when injured. If you like sport and want to know whether or not athletes play with concussions, bruised muscles or injured egos, this is the learning community for you.
UNIV 110: (3 cr.) MWF 12 - 12:50 Odahlen
BIOL 220: (4 cr.) MWF 3 - 3:50 Shabani
BIOL 220L: M 10 - 11:50 Shabani
HPER 210: (2 cr.) TR 9 - 9:50 Martinson

#9 What's Math Got to do With it?
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) TR 10 - 10:50 Nielsen
ENGL 110: (3 cr.) TR 11 - 12:15 Sherve
MATH 210: (4 cr.) MR 9 - 9:50 Morris

#10 Take Me Out to the Ballgame
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) MW 12:12:50 Andreasen
SOC 110: (3 cr.) MWF 10 - 10:50 Eddie
PHIL 101: (3 cr.) MWF 9 - 9:50 Kelly
#11 This is Your Life: Telling Stories and Making Ssense of the World
Explore your life and the greater world through stories of the past and present as you build narratives from your own life and uncover new storeis from the lives of others to be preserved digitally. This FYE will duscuss the relevance and necessity of stories in the formation of a culture and its identity and will help you discover what you know, what you don't know, and what you don't know you don't know.
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) MWF 11 - 11:50 Thoms-Arens
ENGL 110: (3 cr.) MWF 10 - 10:50 Aleshire
SOC 110: (3 cr.) MWF 1 - 1:50 Larshus
#12 History Science Theater
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) R 1 - 2:50 Ringrose
HIST 212: (3 cr.) TR 9:30 - 10:45 Ringrose
BIOL 151: (4 cr.) MWF 11 - 11:50 Deufel
BIOL 151L: T 1-3 Deufel
#13 Cycling Through Geology and Chemistry
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) T 2 - 3:50 Webster
GEOL 105: (4 cr.) MF 9:00 - 10:15 Collette
GEOL 105L: W  10:15 -10:50
CHEM 121: (4 cr.) MWF 2 - 2:50 Crackel
CHEM 121L: T 1 - 1:50 Winburn
CHEM 121L: R 2 - 4:50
#14 Trivial Crossroads
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) MWF 10 - 10:50 Reynolds
GEOG 267: (3 cr.) MWF 2 - 2:50 Sowers
BIT 123: (2 cr.) MW 8 - 8:50 Seymour
#15 Balancing Instinct
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) TR 9 - 9:50 Standar
HPER 126: (2 cr.) MW 2 - 2:50 Eckmann

#16 Muddy Water
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NIV 110: (2 cr.) F 2 - 3:50 Gilseth
CHEM 127: (4 cr.) MWF 10 - 10:50 Clayton
CHEM 127L: F 12 - 1:50 Clayton
ART 250: (3 cr.) MWF 1 - 1:3:50 Olson

#17 Super Hero Delusion!
UNIV 110: (2 cr.) MW 12 - 12:50 Neuharth
COMM 110: (3 cr.) MWF 11 - 11:50 Watson
CJ 201: (3 cr.) TR 11 - 12:15 Spelchen