Course Offerings

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, login with your portal username and password and select “Search for Sections”.

Learning Communities for Spring 2018:

Psychology and Human Communication:
Speech Communication Honors COM-100-027HP & General Psychology Honors PSY-101-027HP:

Did you ever wonder about the connection between your thoughts and your behavior? Did you ever wonder why you get so anxious when you need to present a speech, sell yourself on a job interview or go on a first date? These paired courses will examine anxiety as it relates to public speaking, social situations and interviewing and will explore the connection between cognition and communication. Students must register for both courses (6 credits).

COM-100-027HP Speech M/W 3:15-4:30pm (Williams) & PSY-101-027HP General Psychology M/W 1:45-3:00pm (Ochoa)

“All the World’s a Stage”: Theater & Contemporary Society:
Introduction to Theater THR 101-036P & English Composition WRT 101-036P  

This learning community broadens students’ exploration and understanding of plays, scenes, etc. through writings and discussions. In WRT 101, students focus on readings and writings related to theater. Students must register for both courses (6 credits).

WRT 101-036P Comp 1 M/W 12:20-1:35pm (Helff) & THR 101-036P Intro to Theater M/W 3:15-4:30pm (Bumgardner)

Who am I? Who are We?:
Cultural Psychology PSY-123-011P & US History to Reconstruction HIS-111-011P

This learning community examines the formation of cultural and historical identities and explores how American history and culture led to the rise of individualism. Students must register for both courses (6 credits).

PSY-123-011P Cultural Psy T/Th 9:30-10:45am (Ahn) & HIS-111-011P US History to Reconstruction T/Th 11-12:15pm (Yi)

Write or Wrong:
Contemporary Moral Issues PHR-102-001NP & Composition I for Non-Native Speakers WRT-101-001NP

This section of Composition I for non-native speakers of English pairs with Contemporary Moral Issues to provide students with an opportunity to digest the material presented in PHR-102 through the intensive practice of writing. Students in both courses will be exposed to the readings and discussions of primary source materials by philosophers and other writers on moral issues. They will complete a substantial amount of expository and critical writing in response to the material.  Students must register for both courses (6 credits).

PHR 102-001NP T/F 9:30-10:45 (Bozicevic) & WRT 101-001NP T/Th 1:45-3pm (Kasparova)

Understanding Contemporary Issues in Policing:
Developmental Skills II EBS-012-014P & Contemporary Moral Issues in Policing CRJ 109-014P

 In this Learning Community, students will develop skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking through an exploration of the relationship between the police and the community. Participants will consider topics such as media relations; citizen grievances and review boards; police professionalism; discretionary use of police authority; police unionism; crime prevention; and the role of women in police agencies (6 credits).

EBS 012-014P Developmental Skills II M 11:-12:40 /T & Th 11-12:15 (Fitzgerald) & CRJ 109-014P Contemporary Issues in Policing T/TH 12:20-1:35 (Kuiters)

Write about What You Think and Do:
Intro to Psychology PSY 101P & ESL Writing ALP 063P:

This learning community 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 (3 college credits).

ALP-063-047P (Hybrid) ESL Writing III F 11-12:15 (Kasparova) & PSY-101-047P Psychology M/W 11-12:15 (Ahn)

Read about What People Think and Do:
Intro to Sociology SOC 101P & Reading ALP 064P

This learning community emphasizes reading for content, making inferences, distinguishing main and subordinate points, and evaluating ideas. Students will discuss and present reading material on topics related to social processes, problems, and phenomena (3 college credits).

ALP-064-020P ESL Reading III M/F 9:30-10:45 (Figaro) & SOC-101-020P Sociology T/TH 11-12:15 (Lataianu)

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 Theatre

To learn more about learning communities, contact Learning Community Coordinators for questions:  [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]