Students enrolled in Learning Communities will receive many benefits and opportunities!
A learning community is a set of classes organized around a theme. It is a dynamic learning experience designed specifically for first-year students.
Lindenwood students have an exciting opportunity to participate in a specialized learning community created to make the most of their first-year experience. Learning communities are comprised of students with similar interests/majors. These students choose to learn, study, and explore their fields of interest together.
The Learning Community (LC) program consists of co-enrolling students in two to four courses in the fall. Each of these courses are selected around either a topic of interest or an academic degree program. You may participate as either a residential or commuter student.
"Learning Communities help you make friends with people you would not be able to meet otherwise. We all rely on each other and it brought it us so close. Also, it helps your grades a lot even in classes that aren't with the program! I was on Dean's List both semesters my freshmen year thanks to the close bond I had with the students and professors."- Christine Bryant, History and Religion with Comparison Emphasis double major
"You have so much more support, so much more community, and it won't feel like you against the world. I think that's a really good benefit for the students." -Melissa Qualls, Assistant Professor of English
"If you bring together students in a community, not just in one class but in three classes together, they are going to create bonds that will last at least through their college career- we'd like to think even further."- Kris Smith, Professor of History
Lindenwood is offering six Learning Communities during the 2018-2019 academic year.