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ERIC Number: ED454897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 12
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Sociology, Writing, and Reading and the Community College Learning Community: The Skills/Content Tango Principles of Sociology and Freshman English and Critical Reading and Principles of Sociology.
Trautmann, Nancy; Boes, Chris
This document details the planning process and briefly discusses the experiences of faculty and students in two distinct paired-course learning communities at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania). One learning community paired a critical reading course with principles of sociology, while the other paired a freshmen composition course with principles of sociology. The first learning community took a fully integrated approach where faculty developed an almost seamless course for students; the other learning community was matched thematically, but was less integrated for both students and faculty. In both experiences, faculty appreciated the opportunity to interact across disciplines, and they noticed increases in faculty-student interaction compared to their traditional course offerings. Additionally, in both learning communities there was an increase in course retention and grades earned, compared with traditional course offerings. (LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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