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At Bergen, we offer several pathways through Learning Communities. Each of these educational pathways is designed to meet the unique and varying needs of different student populations. To register for any of the Learning Community courses listed below visit  go.bergen.edu, login with your portal username and password and select “Search for Sections”.

Learning Communities for Fall 2017:

Who am I; Who are We? [6 credits total]:

  • PSY-123-014P, Cross-Cultural Psychology, T/Th, 9:30-10:45, Ahn [3credits]
  • HIS-112- 014P, U.S. History from Reconstruction, T/TH 11-12:15, Yi [3 credits]

PSY-123 fulfills a diversity gen. ed. requirement [3 credits].  HIS-112 fulfills a gen. ed. requirement [3 credits].  Students must register for both courses [6 credits total]. This learning community pairing examines the formation of individual as well as collective identity in American society when the United States sought to “reconstruct” itself after the Civil War.

Write and Speak Effectively [6 credits total]:

  • WRT-101-OO9HY, Composition I Honors, M 12:25-1:40, Tomko [3 credits]
  • COM-100-009HY, Speech Communication Honors, Th 12:25-1:40, Jewell [3 credits]

WRT-101 fulfills a gen. ed. requirement [3 credits]. COM-100 fulfills a gen. ed. requirement [3 credits]. Students must register for both courses [6 credits total].  This learning community pairing will explore the connections and distinctions between effective writing and speaking with exercises and activities that help build the capacity to communicate effectively at school, work, and in a changing political and social society.  As hybrid honors courses, with two courses meeting on campus in the time of one, much of your work will be conducted online, providing you with the flexibility to complete most of the coursework on your own schedule.

Women’s Ways of Knowing [6 credits total]:

  • HST-105-003P, Women in History, T/Th 1:45-3, Eubank [3 credits]
  • LIT-228-003P, Women in Literature, T/TH 12:20-1:35, Roliston [3 credits]

HST-105 fulfills a diversity gen. ed. requirement [3 credits]. LIT-228 fulfills a diversity gen. ed. requirement [3 credits]. Students must register for both courses [6 credits total]. Enroll in this learning community pairing for a fascinating dive into literary and historical analyses of gender and womanhood.

Write or Wrong [6 credits total]:

  • PHR-102-006NP, Contemporary Moral Issues, M 3:15-6, Bozicevic [3 credits]
  • WRT-101-006NP, Composition I, M/W 11-12:15, Kasparova [3 credits]

PHR-102 fulfills a gen. ed. requirement [3 credits]. WRT-101 fulfills a gen. ed. requirement [3 credits]. Students must register for both courses [6 credits]. Restricted to non-native speakers of English. This learning community pairing provides students with an opportunity to read and discuss primary source materials by philosophers and other writers on controversial topics and moral issues. In Composition I class, students will complete a substantial amount of expository and critical writing in response to the material in PHR-102.

“All the World’s a Stage”: Theater & Contemporary Society [6 credits total]:

  • THR 101-036P, Introduction to Theater, M/W 1:45-3, Bumgardner [3 credits]
  • WRT-101-036P, Composition I, M/W 12:20-1:35, Helff [3 credits]

THR-101 fulfills a gen.ed. requirement [3 credits]. WRT-101 fulfills a gen.ed. requirement [3 credits]. Students must register for both courses [6 credits].  This learning community pairing broadens students’ exploration of the role of theater in our society and deepens understanding of plays and scenes through readings, discussions, and the practice of academic argumentative writing.

Future Teachers [8 credits total]:

  • EDU 101-018P, Introduction to Education, M/W 12:20-1:35, Krieger [3 credits]
  • EBS 021-018P, English Skills, M/T 11-12:15 and T/Th 11-11:50, Gold [5 credits]

EDU 101 is a requirement course for students planning to have careers in education. It fulfills a free elective requirement for most degrees at Bergen [3 credits]. EBS-021 fulfills the Developmental English requirement based on placement scores [5 credits]. Students must register for both courses [6 credits].

This Learning Community pairing is designed to support students considering a career in education as they explore career choices and build academic reading and writing skills. Students will explore theoretical perspectives and philosophies related to Education and Teaching and use those concepts as the basis for written assignments, as well as verbal and visual presentations.

ALP/ESL Learning Communities for Fall 2017:

Write about What You Think and Do [6 credits total]:

  • PSY-101-034P, Introduction to Psychology, M/W 11-12:15, Ahn [3 college credits]
  • ALP-063-034P, ESL Writing, M/W 9:30-10:45, Kasparova [3credits]

PSY-101 fulfills a gen.ed. requirement [3 college credits]. ALP-063 fulfills the ESL requirement [3 credits].  Students must register for both courses [6 credits]. This learning community pairing provides a transition to college-level writing while emphasizing critical thinking and academic skills. Class topics include mental health, behavior, memory, learning, intelligence, and personality.

Read about What People Think and Do [6 credits total]:

  • SOC-101-050P, Introduction to Sociology, W/F 11-12:15, Lataianu [3 college credits]
  • ALP-064-050P, ESL Reading, W/F 9:30-10:45, Figaro [3 credits]

SOC-101 fulfills a gen.ed. requirement [3 college credits]. ALP-064 fulfills the ESL requirement [3 credits]. Students must register for both courses [6 credits]. This learning community pairing emphasizes reading for content, making inferences, distinguishing main and subordinate points, and evaluating ideas. Class topics include social processes, problems, and phenomena.

Read about Cultures and Healthcare [6 credits total]:

  • HSC-100-049P, Cross-Cultural Healthcare, M/W 11-12:15, Salort [3 college credits]
  • ALP-064-049P T/Th 12:20-1:35, Dugan [3 credits]

HSC-100 is a requirement course for the AS.PS. Degree in Health Science Option for  individuals who pursue a track in the healthcare industry other than clinical based careers. It fulfills a free elective requirement for most degrees at Bergen [3 credits].

ALP-064, ESL Reading, fulfills the ESL requirement [3 credits]. Students must register for both courses [6 credits]. This learning community pairing explores issues in cross-cultural healthcare through readings and discussions and emphasizes reading for content, making inferences, distinguishing main and subordinate points, and evaluating ideas. Class topics reflect on the impact of an increasingly diverse population on the healthcare system.

Connect for Success (AIMS EBS 011+MAT 010/011+IST 123, 12 credits):

Connect for Success is designed to support first semester students adjusting to the demands of college by creating a community of peers, instructors, tutors, and advisers to help students build their reading, writing, and math skills.  Success 101 further supports students as they meet their Developmental English and Math requirements by reinforcing vital academic survival skills and guiding students as they create a plan for academic and professional success.

Certain Connect Communities add a General Education or Career Concentration course for a total of 15 credits.  For example, Criminal Justice Connections includes CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Theater Connections includes THR 101: Introduction to Theater.

For more information on Learning Communities, please contact Professor Eileen Fitzgerald at [email protected] or Professor Maria Kasparova at [email protected]