MCC Learning Communities



Learning communities are two highly interactive courses with the same students and the same instructors, usually focused on a theme. Fully integrated learning communities join two or more team-taught courses as if they were one larger class. Linked learning communities thematically connect two separate courses through shared assignments and activities and the faculty meet outside of class to coordinate. Make an appointment with an advisor today!

If you decide to enroll in a learning community, you will

  • earn credits for two courses
  • be more likely to do well in your courses
  • learn and study with the same group of students
  • form partnerships and teams and build a sense of community
  • work together with your classmates and your faculty in a supportive environment

Learning Communities for Spring 2013 are as follows:

LIC 119 - World Views (Bedford Campus)

This course will introduce students to masterworks of literature and art from across the world. Beginning in ancient times, the course will explore works from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Pairing the disciplines of Literature and Art History will provide students a greater context for understanding the cultures in which these works were produced.

Among works we will study are the Life of Buddha and Buddhist sculpture; the Book of Genesis and Albrecht Durer's Adam and Eve and Michelangelo's Creation of Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; and Dante's Divine Comedy with Rodin's Gates of Hell. We will also explore the strong connections among poetry, philosophy, and painting in the Chinese landscape painting tradition, and we will examine religious experience and temple architecture across cultures. Throughout the course, we will consider how ideas about beauty, virtue, and authority are embodied in texts and artwork.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENG 101.

Note: This Learning-Community links ENG 140 and ART 101.

T/R - 10:30 am - 1:15 pm NA 117.

Last Modified: 12/19/12