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Learning Communities

A Learning Community is composed of courses in different areas linked by a common theme. You will take classes with the other students in your cohort, and the faculty teaching the classes become your academic advisors. All full-time first-year students are required to register for a Learning Community in the fall semester. Completing a Learning Community is also a requirement of the WCore liberal education program.

2021–22 Learning Communities

Big Picture, Little Picture: Locating the Self in Society


Art, Sociology, Social Science, Diversity

Can Love Change the World?


Gender Studies, Philosophy, Folklore, Popular Culture

Chemistry of the Earth


Chemistry, Geology, Science, Environmental Science, Pre-med, Engineering 3-2

Everything Is a Drug


Science, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Pre-Med, Biology

Experiencing Business

Required for all business students


Business, Computer Information Systems

Pixels to Prints: Creativity in 3 Dimensions


Art, Design, Special Effects, Technology, Animated Films

Probability, Reason, and Myths About Human Behavior


Social Science, Psychology, Mathematics

Rock Your Body


Geology, Outdoor Leadership, Outdoor Activities

Social Justice and Equity Beyond the Ballot Box


Social Justice, Equity, Politics, Data, Environmental Justice, Leadership

Stars of Film and Sky: Memory, Identity, and Science


Astronomy, Science Fiction, Film, History, Science