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Learning communities extend your learning by connecting a seminar (UNIV 101 or a First-Year Seminar) to a residence hall or a second course. By enrolling in a learning community, you will explore an interesting topic with other new students in multiple contexts. 

 

 

  • Connects a section of UNIV 101 to a set of residence halls with a shared dining facility
  • UNIV 101 course explores the university through a particular theme (sports, leadership, service, well-being, global culture, and creativity)
  • Each learning community includes a peer mentor, a continuing KU student who helps to facilitate course activities and connect new students to resources
  • 2-credit hour experience for incoming freshman students

 

 

  • Connects a section of UNIV 101 or a First-Year Seminar to a second course that satisfies a KU Core requirement
  • Explore a topic or theme across two courses
  • Get to know other new students in your seminar course who will also be in the same linked courseā€”provides support for navigating larger courses
  • Each learning community includes a peer mentor, a continuing KU student who helps to facilitate course activities and connect new students to resources
  • Open to students living on or off campus
  • 5-6 credit hour experience for incoming freshman students

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