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Dimensions of Communication:
Political Campaigns


Explore politicians' use of language and political tactics with running for office, and contemporary and historical uses of media to advance their position in elections.

  • ENGL 1010 - English Composition
  • COMM 1851 - Introduction to Film
  • INTD 1000 - Freshman Seminar

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FALL 2014

LEARNING COMMUNITIES

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The following communities are being offered in Fall 2014. Scroll down to see the descriptions and class schedules!

General Communities:
C01: GEN-ONE (Generation One)*
C03: Student Success and Engagement*
C04: Leadership
C05: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Honors)

General Communities with English 1010:
C11: It's A World of Difference
C12: Building Connections 1*
C13: Building Connections 2*
C14: Pathway to Success 1 (with Combined English)*
C15: Pathway to Success 2 (with Combined English)*

Major Specific Communities:
C21: Pre Health 2
C22: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles*
C23: Future Business Leaders (Honors)
C24: Future Teachers

Major Specific Communities with English 1010:
C31: Entry to Engineering
C32: Law and Order*
C33: Pre Health 1
C34: Pathways to Helping Professions*
C35: Future Business Leaders

*Communities included ACAD 1100

**Community availability status is subject to change until registration ends. Please check back often for updates.**

Learning Communities are a great way to satisfy General Education requirements!
The following codes are listed at the end of each course below to indicate what GenEd the course satisfies:


     Comm - Communication                    Math - Mathematics
     H/FA - Humanities/Fine Arts             Hist - History
     S/BS - Social/Behavioral Sciences      NSci - Natural Sciences
     Elec - Electives                                 HrMjr - Hours for the Major


General Communities:

C01: GEN-ONE (Generation One; 9 Credit Hours)
Are you the first person in your family to attend college? If so, we would like to introduce you to the many resources and opportunities available to you on campus. Join with other first generation college students in taking a behind-the-scenes look at how the University of Memphis operates. Members of the Gen-One Learning Community will learn how to navigate the U of M system and understand the keys to succeeding both in and out of the classroom. You will connect with other students, faculty, and staff who identify as first generation to assist with your transition to college.

82106 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies TR 11:20-12:45 Elec.
92411 PSYC 1030 3 Intro to Psychology MWF 8:00-8:55 S/SB
89536 THEA 1030 3 Intro to Theatre TR 11:20-12:45 H/FA

 

C03: Student Success and Engagement (9 Credit Hours)

Welcome to the University of Memphis! College is full of many exciting opportunities and challenges. This learning community will help and support you in making connections on campus and prepare you intellectually, socially, and culturally for your college career.

82107 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies TR 11:20-12:45 Elec.
86890 HIST 1110 3 World Civilization 1 MWF 10:20-11:15 Hist
89541 ANTH 1200 3 Cultural Anthropology MWF 11:30-12:25 S/BS

 

C04: Leadership (4 Credit Hours)
Do you wish you were more able to get involved and have a voice? Are you interested in learning strong leadership practices? This community is for new leaders who want to learn and practice skills that will help make them more effective in whatever they do! Whether you have been a leader in high school or you want to expand your interests into new areas at college, this community will help you form and articulate goals for college and life after; learn to make choices that further your goals; explore ways of managing your time, listening to others, and resolving conflict; and consider exemplary leadership practices for student leaders.

94253 INDP 1000 1 Freshman Seminar W 2:20-3:15 Elec.
92402 POLS 1030 3 American Government MWF 10:20-11:15 S/BS

 

C05: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Honors; 4 Credit Hours)^
This course is designed to introduce students, regardless of major, to the culture, concept and processes of innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking. The innovation and entrepreneurship principles of design thinking, identifying and evaluating opportunities for new ventures, managing risk, dealing with failure, and building successful teams will be explored through interactions with both active and previously successful entrepreneurs as guest speakers, readings, simulations and group activities.
^Students in this community must be in the Honors Program.

92490 UNHP 1100 1 Honors Forum W 2:20-3:15 Elec
90643 PHIL 1102 3 Values in the Modern World MW 12:40-2:05 H/FA


General Communities with English 1010:

C11: It's A World of Difference (7 Credit Hours)
College is a different and exciting world! In this learning community, you will learn to appreciate the numerous differences (cultural, social, political, historical, culinary, artistic, etc.) that the University boasts and recognize that this world of difference is wonderful place to inhabit. Through the learning community you will be introduced to similarities and differences in world cultures, learn to communicate with different audiences, and explore the University of Memphis' many offerings.

94254 INDP 1000 1 Freshman Seminar R 10:00-10:55 Elec.
88484 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition MWF 8:00-8:55 COMM
91502 HIST 1110 3 World Civilization 1 MWF 10:20-11:15 HIST

 

C12: Building Connections 1 (9 Credit Hours)
College is a different and exciting world! Learning to make meaningful connections with fellow students and faculty is essential in finding your way in this new environment. This learning community will help and support you in making these connections and prepare you intellectually, socially, and culturally for your college career.

89583 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies TR 1:00-2:25 Elec.
89521 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition MWF 9:10-10:05 COMM
92404 PSYC 1030 3 Intro to Psychology TR 11:20-12:45 S/BS

 

C13: Building Connections 2 (9 Credit Hours)
Welcome to the University of Memphis! While here you will experience many exciting opportunities and challenges. Learning to make meaningful connections with fellow students and faculty is essential in finding your way in this new environment. This learning community will help and support you in making these connections and prepare you intellectually, socially, and culturally for your college career.

82042 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies MW 12:40-2:05 Elec.
89548 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition TR 9:40-11:05 COMM
89540 THEA 1030 3 Intro to Theatre TR 8:00-9:25 H/FA

 

C14: Pathway to Success 1 (with Combined English; 9 Credit Hours)
This community focuses on a students' readiness to perform at the collegiate level. It will prepare students intellectually, socially, culturally and academically to acclimate to the college environment.

89538 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies TR 8:00-9:25 Elec.
89539 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition MW 11:30-12:25 & TR 11:20-12:45 COMM
91496 THEA 1030 3 Intro to Theatre MWF 9:10-10:05 H/FA

 

C15: Pathway to Success 2 (with Combined English; 9 Credit Hours)
This learning community prepares students intellectually, socially, and culturally to acclimate to the college environment. Making meaningful connections with students, between classes, and with faculty is essential to college academic success. This learning community will help and support you in making these connections in the first semester of college and beyond.

82109 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies MW 12:40-2:05 Elec.
90570 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition MW 8:00-8:55 & TR 8:00-9:25 COMM
92405 SOCI 1010 3 Intro to Sociology MWF 11:30-12:25 S/BS


Major Specific Communities:

C21: Pre Health 2 (8 Credit Hours)
Are you thinking about a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or one of the allied health professions? Students in this learning community will examine multiple educational paths leading to health care professions, explore the numerous career opportunities that exist within the field, meet a variety of health care professionals, and focus on developing the skills needed for success as a student and beyond!

94255 INDP 1000 2 Freshman Seminar MF 11:30-12:25 Elec.
89519 PHIL 1102 3 Values in the Modern World MW 12:40-2:05 H/FA
93456 SOCI 1010 3 Intro to Sociology MWF 9:10-10:05 S/BS

 

C22: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles (9 Credit Hours)
Are you thinking about a career in health and exercise sciences? With lifestyle behaviors contributing to the leading causes of death and with a national obesity epidemic, there is an increasing demand for health and fitness professionals in all sectors of society. Health and Fitness professionals encourage the adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors which lead to active lifestyles, healthy food choices, freedom from substance abuse, stress management, healthy relationships, social and emotional wellness, and other positive health behaviors.

89733 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies TR 9:40-11:05 Elec.
82173 HPRO 2100 3 Wellness Concepts Practice TR 8:00-9:25 HrMjr
94357 PSYC 1030 3 Intro to Psychology MWF 8:00-8:55 S/BS

 

C23: Future Business Leaders (Honors; 7 Credit Hours)^
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate! It is critical that future entrepreneurs, managers, financial analysts, and others in the business world have an excellent command of written and oral communication. Learn more about the numerous opportunities within the business profession, as well as develop the communication skills that will serve you well in the classroom and beyond.
^Students in this community must be in the Honors Program.

94256 INDP 1000 1 Freshman Seminar M 2:20-3:15 Elec.
91499 MIS 2749 3 Foundation/Information Systems MW 12:40-2:05 HrMjr
91500 COMM 2381 3 Oral Communication TR 1:00-2:25 COMM

 

C24: Future Teachers (7 Credit Hours)
Thinking about teaching as a career? Explore the possibilities and passion needed to be a successful educator.

94257 INDP 1000 1 Freshman Seminar T 2:40-3:35
83785 EDPR 2111 3 Dev. Across Life Span TR 11:20-12:45
84454 SPED 2000 3 Foundation/Exceptional Learning MW 12:40-2:05


Major Specific Communities with English 1010:

C31: Entry to Engineering (4 Credit Hours)
Is there an engineer inside you? The field of engineering has expanded over time to incorporate new technology and to meet the growing demands of industry, and public service. Students in this learning community will explore careers in engineering, technology and other closely related fields. They will examine educational paths leading to degree completion and skills needed to be successful in the engineering profession.

94258 INDP 1000 1 Freshman Seminar W 12:40-1:35 Elec.
89514 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition MWF 9:10-10:05 COMM

 

C32: Law and Order (9 Credit Hours)
Explore the political and legal systems of America and other nations. This learning community will focus on differing concepts of law and order and the reality of maintaining law and order in American society.

82046 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies MWF 11:30-12:25 Elec.
88459 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition TR 8:00-9:25 COMM
88460 CJUS 1100 3 Intro to Criminal Justice TR 9:40-11:05 HrMjr

 

C33: Pre Health 1 (8 Credit Hours)
Are you thinking about a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or one of the allied health professions? Students in this learning community will examine multiple educational paths leading to health care professions, explore the numerous career opportunities that exist within the field, meet a variety of health care professionals, and focus on developing the skills needed for success as a student and beyond!

94260 INDP 1000 2 Freshman Seminar WF 11:30-12:25 Elec.
88480 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition TR 11:20-12:45 COMM
92403 SOCI 1010 3 Intro to Sociology MWF 9:10-10:05 S/BS

 

C34: Pathways to Helping Professions (9 Credit Hours)
Are you interested in helping people but not sure which major to choose? Are you a good listener? Perhaps a career in counseling, social work, or a similar profession is right for you. Students in this learning community will examine the various educational paths leading to these professions and explore the numerous career opportunities that exist within each field.

89534 ACAD 1100 3 Academic Strategies MW 12:40-2:05 Elec.
89535 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition MWF 10:20-11:15 COMM
94358 PSYC 1030 3 Intro to Psychology TR 11:20-12:45 S/BS

 

C35: Future Business Leaders (7 Credit Hours)
Thinking about a major in business or are you confused about what those "in business" do? This learning community will introduce you to professors and successful professionals who will provide the specifics regarding careers in the various majors offered by the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Make an enlightened decision as to just what kind of "businessperson" you want to be!

94261 INDP 1000 1 Freshman Seminar T 11:30-12:25 Elec.
89734 ENGL 1010 3 English Composition MWF 10:20-11:15 COMM
90572 MIS 2749 3 Foundation/Information Systems MWF 9:10-10:05 HrMjr

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