Learning communities are linked courses; the same group of students enroll in two or more classes. Learning communities support students’ academic success, build student community, and provide opportunities for campus and community engagement.
1. SMART START Learning Communities offer 300-level students highly engaging learning environments to prepare them for college-level work.
2. PUENTE is a state of California transfer program. Students participate in a year-long multicultural learning community focused on achieving their goal of transferring to a 4-year college. Students enroll in English 100 and Counseling 10 in the fall and English 1A and Counseling 80 in the spring.
3. INTERDISCIPLINARY Learning Communities offer integrated curriculum to help students develop the academic skills and content mastery needed to succeed in both classes.
4. CONNECTIONS is a multicultural Degree Completion Program designed to prepare Latino/Latina and/or low-income SRJC students to complete an Associate Degree for transfer or a Degree/Certificate in 3 years or less. Connections will help students become successful by connecting them to SRJC student support services and resources.
5. UMOJA focuses on student success through Academics, Counseling, and career Mentorship. In the fall, students enroll in Umoja linked courses: English 100, History 30, and are encouraged to take Counseling 10. The program is open to all students interested in completing a degree/transferring, meeting with the Umoja counselor, and participating in cultural and personal enrichment activities.
6. ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN STUDENT SUCCESS: Mana is the mind, one’s life force, and nourishment, and in this learning community, students will use their Mana to find success in school. Course themes and topics focus on the Asian and Pacific diaspora, and all SRJC students are invited to enroll. Students enroll in Counseling 10 (First Year Experience) and English 309 (Reading and Writing) in the fall and Sociology 30 (Race and Ethnic Relations), and English 1A (College Composition) in the spring. Students are also encouraged to enroll in Food and Nutrition 75 (Principles of Food) in the spring.
Students enroll in Learning Communities because they benefit from:
- Meeting new students and developing new friendships
- Team-taught courses in learning-centered classrooms
- Numerous opportunities for college and community involvement
7. OUR HOUSE: Our House learning community is a multicultural Degree Completion Program designed to prepare first generation and/or low-income students to complete an Associate Degree for transfer or a Degree/Certificate in 3 years or less. The Our House Learning Community will help students become successful by connecting them to SRJC student support services and resources.
For more information about Learning Communities call New Student Programs at (707) 527-4375 and/or visit: http://learningcommunities.santarosa.edu