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Learning is often strengthened when working closely with other students. Enrollment in Learning Communities helps you connect with other students and significantly increases your chances of passing and excelling in your coursework. Learning Communities is a proven learning model with benefits such as:

  • Increasing your confidence as you work closely with supportive classmates
  • Deeper Learning as you study related subjects and disciplines together
  • Faster Completion where you may finish a course sequence in one semester instead of two
What is a Learning Community?

A learning community is a pair of courses grouped with a common theme. Instructors work together to create assignments and learning experiences that cross over into each class. The same group of students work together to form a community that supports one another’s academic achievements. Learning communities are recognized as a High-Impact Practice by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and correlate to higher success rates.

Spring 23 Learning Communities

Writing in the Health Sciences

This learning community pairs ENGL 1711: Composition 1 and BIOL 1730: Human Body Systems. It is designed for students interested in Health Science majors, such as Nursing, Medical Lab Tech, Respiratory Therapy, and Pharmacy Tech. Students in this learning community will develop critical reading and writing skills related to current issues in health care while meeting the preliminary requirements for these health science majors.

The courses in this learning community are co-requisites, which means you must register for BOTH courses in each section.

Section 32

BIOL 1730-32: Human Body Systems

ID 000478 - 3 credits

Tuesday - 8:30am - 12:25pm

On Campus - Anita Bansal

ENGL 1711-32: Composition 1

ID 000915 - 3 credits

Friday - 10:00am - 11:55pm

On Campus - Kelly Hulander

Writing Our Values: Comp 1 for English Learners

This learning community pairs ENGL 1711: Composition 1 with EAPP 0900: Academic Reading & Writing. Assignments in the Academic Reading & Writing course will support the work in Composition 1, giving you a chance to develop your language skills while earning transferable college credit.

The courses in this learning community are co-requisites, which means you must register for BOTH courses in each section.

Section 30 (On Campus)

ENGL 1711-30: Composition 1

ID 000346 - 4 credits

Monday & Wednesday - 8:00am - 9:55am

On Campus - Kelly Hulander

EAPP 0900-30: Academic Reading & Writing

ID 000410 - 5 credits

Monday & Wednesday - 12:00pm - 2:25pm

On Campus - Celia Martin Mejia

Section 31 (On Campus & In Zoom)

ENGL 1711-31: Composition 1

ID 000625 - 4 credits

Monday & Wednesday - 10:00am - 11:25am

Online in Zoom - Kassie Duthie

EAPP 0900-31: Academic Reading & Writing

ID 000498 - 5 credits

Tuesday & Thursday - 9:00am - 11:25am

On Campus - Isa Keller

Reading & Writing for College Success 2

This learning community pairs READ 0722: Reading 2 and ENGL 0922: Fundamentals of Writing 2. It is designed to help you develop reading, writing, and thinking skills essential to college success.

The courses in this learning community are co-requisites, which means you must register for BOTH courses in each section.

Section 34 (Starts January 24, 2023)

READ 0722-34: Reading 2

ID 000254 - 3 credits

Tuesday - 10:00am - 12:25pm

On Campus - Natasha Fleischman

ENGL 0922-34: Fundamentals of Writing 2

ID 000577 - 4 credits

Thursday - 10:00am - 12:25pm

On Campus - Natasha Fleischman

Section 35

READ 0722-35: Reading 2

ID 000255 - 3 credits

Wednesday - 6:00pm - 6:55pm

On Campus - Natasha Fleischman

ENGL 0922-35: Fundamentals of Writing 2

ID 000329 - 4 credits

Wednesday - 7:00pm - 7:55pm

On Campus - Natasha Fleischman

Reading & Writing for Power of You

This learning community is for students in the Power of You Program. It pairs ENGL 1711: Composition 1 and READ 1350: Critical Reading & Thinking to give an opportunity to develop your reading, writing, and thinking skills more in depth.

Section 33

ENGL 1711-33: Composition 1—Power of You

ID 000332 - 4 credits

Monday & Wednesday - 10:00am - 11:55am

On Campus - Justin Bonnett

READ 1350-33: Critical Reading and Thinking-Power of You

ID 000608 - 2 credits

Tuesday - 1:00pm - 2:55pm

On Campus - Patti Gage

Accelerated Fundamental Math & Introductory Algebra

This learning community pairs MATH 0745: Fundamental Mathematics and MATH 0910: Introductory Algebra. It allows you to complete these courses in one semester instead of two. For some students, this means you will finish your math requirement more quickly. For other students, it means you will need less time to begin the math requirements for your major.

The courses in this learning community are co-requisites, which means you must register for BOTH courses.

On Campus

MATH 0745-03: Fundamental Mathematics

ID 000538 - 0 credits

Monday & Wednesday - 2:00pm - 3:55pm
January 9 - March 10

On Campus

MATH 0910-03: Introductory Algebra

ID 000173 - 3 credits

Monday & Wednesday - 2:00pm - 3:55pm
March 20 - May 12

On Campus

Accelerated Intermediate & College Algebra

This learning community pairs MATH 0920: Intermediate Algebra and MATH 1730: College Algebra. It allows you to complete these courses in one semester instead of two. For some students, this means you will finish your math requirement more quickly. For other students, it means you will need less time to begin the math requirements for your major.

The courses in this learning community are co-requisites, which means you must register for BOTH courses.

Blended/Hybrid

MATH 0920-01: Intermediate Algebra

ID 000541 - 3 credits

Tuesday & Thursday - 9:00am - 10:25am
January 9 - March 10

On Campus - Ba Su

MATH 1730-01: College Algebra

ID 000542 - 3 credits

Tuesday & Thursday - 9:00am - 10:25am
March 20 - May 12

On Campus

Accelerated Algebra

This learning community pairs MATH 0910: Introductory Algebra and MATH 0920: Intermediate Algebra. It allows you to complete these courses in one semester instead of two. For some students, this means you will finish your math requirement more quickly. For other students, it means you will need less time to begin the Pre-calculus or College Algebra requirements for your major.

The courses in this learning community are co-requisites, which means you must register for BOTH courses in each section.

Section 02 (On campus)

MATH 0910-02: Introductory Algebra

ID 000206 - 3 credits

Friday - 9:00am - 11:55am
January 9 - March 10

On Campus - Francois Nguyen

MATH 0920-02: Intermediate Algebra

ID 000220 - 3 credits

Friday - 9:00am - 11:55am
March 20 - May 12

On Campus - Francois Nguyen

Co-requisite Statistics

This learning community is designed for students who have already completed MATH 0745: Fundamental Mathematics. It pairs MATH 1740: Introduction to Statistics with MATH 0740-01: Foundation for Statistics. In this pairing, you will receive extra support to complete a college-level math requirement in one semester instead of two.

The courses in this learning community are co-requisites, which means you must register for BOTH courses in each section.

Section 1 (On Campus)

MATH 1740-01: Introduction to Statistics

ID 000196 - 3 credits

Monday & Wednesday - 10:00am - 11:55am

On Campus - Sarah Cooley

MATH 0740-01: Foundation for Statistics

ID 000641 - 3 credits

Monday & Wednesday - 9:00am - 9:55am

On Campus - Sarah Cooley

What do students say about learning communities at Saint Paul College?

Naw Chi, Accounting student, EAPP0900 + ENGL1711 learning community (Fall 2017):

“It was very helpful, especially for second language students. The EAPP instructor helped us with what we needed to write a 5-6 page research paper. She helped us to brainstorm and organize thoughts, to find the right sources and to improve the grammar. We reviewed the papers before turning them in, so it was extra help. How the classes were combined was very helpful. You have the same classmates and you get to know each other better so you’re not as shy.”

Mee Chang, Medical Lab Tech student, READ0722 and ENGL0922 (Fall 2018):

“The combined classes made a lot of sense! I love the idea of using the books and articles from Reading as a reference to write my essays for English. Both professors were always willing to give their advice, time and support, whether it was before, during or after class. Taking courses together in a learning community really helped me to prepared for my actual college level courses as well!”
Contact Information

Amy Tarrell-Florey, Learning Community Coordinator
Amy.Tarrell@saintpaul.edu
651.403.4029

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