Learning Community #8a, 8b and 8c:
DISCOVERING THE DIVERSITY IN OUR WORLD
This community will include three classes: Ethnic Studies 11 (a GE course), the First Year Seminar and the EOP Strategies of Learning course. More specifically, communities 8 and 8a will also offer students the opportunity to learn about the Asian American experience through Ethnic Studies 14 and students in community 8a will learn about the Chicano Latino experience in more depth through Ethnic Studies 30. Overall, Ethnic Studies 11 will introduce students to the diverse institutional, cultural, and historical issues relating to the past and present life circumstances of African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Mexican Americans, and Native Americans. The First Year Seminar will provide students with an introduction to the nature and meanings of higher education, and the functions and resources of the University. The EOP Strategies of Learning course will provide students with an opportunity to interact with fellow students and their seminar leader to build a community of academic and personal support.
Communities 8a, 8b and 8c are well suited for students who are undeclared or who just need to meet basic GE requirements. Students enrolled in Ethnic 11 in Summer Bridge should not select this community.