Learning Community #11:
LEADERSHIP, POLITICS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
This learning community will be comprised of Ethnic 21, Government 1, and ALS-70A, a college success course. This community will explore issues of social justice, as well as investigate the larger impact on the society as a whole. Given ongoing trends to ensure equality and solidarity within our communities and within educational sectors, the intersection of social justice topics with higher education will be examined. Students will also be provided with an introduction to the nature and meanings of higher education, and the functions and resources of the University. This overall learning community experience is designed to help students develop and exercise fundamental learning strategies, to improve basic learning skills, and to develop as an integrated social and psychological individual in the college setting. The Government 1 course will provide an arena in which to discuss leadership issues and trends, as well as provide an avenue for the exploration of past/current political systems. The ALS-70A strategies of learning course will serve as a platform for enhancing students’ skills in core student development and leadership areas.