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Your Classes Explained

 

Full-Time Day Students

You'll be enrolled in learning communities (frequently referred to as LCs) during your first and second semesters. Learning communities are three thematically linked classes, and your faculty work together to relate the work you do across all three courses.

All of your learning community classes count toward your general education requirements.

You'll also take IDIS 101: First-Year Seminar: Applied Learning and Study Skills.This course will help you develop college-level learning and study skills, and you'll explore how involvement in University activities outside of the classroom increases your overall learning and college success.

After your first year, you'll choose classes based on your remaining requirements.


Your First-Year Schedule

A typical full-time first-year schedule is about 15 credits per semester. Ideally, your schedule will look like this:

  • learning community course (3credits)
  • learning community course (3 credits)
  • learning community course (3 credits)
  • IDIS 101: First-Year Seminar: Applied Learning and Study Skills (3 credits)
  • one course you take based on your placement test results (3 credits)

Part-Time Evening Students

We understand you need to balance school and work life. Part-time students take fewer than 12 credit hours, which includes two-course learning communities during your first and second semesters.

Learning communities are two thematically linked classes, and your faculty work together to relate the work you do across both courses. All of your learning community classes count toward your general education requirements. Learning community classes are scheduled two days a week and begin at 5:30 p.m.

If possible, we recommend you also take IDIS 101: First-Year Seminar: Applied Learning and Study Skills during your first semester. This course will help you develop college-level learning and study skills.


Your First-Year Schedule

A typical part-time, evening schedule looks like this:

first semester

  • learning community course (3 credits)
  • learning community course (3 credits)
  • IDIS 101: First-Year Seminar: Applied Learning and Study Skills (3 credits)

second semester

  • learning community course (3 credits)
  • learning community course (3 credits)