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Social Connections and Communities

Identity and Experience: Social Connections and Communities

Identity & Experience: Social Connections and Communities is a Learning Community focusing on a variety of human organizations and social institutions.

SOC 104 - Elements of Sociology
Lisa-Marie Wright, Sociology

Fulfills Goal 4 Outcome 1 (AE41), Goal 1 Outcome 1 (GE11), Goal 3 Social Sciences (GE3S)

The study of social life, including how human groups are organized, how they change, and how they influence individuals. Consideration is given to a variety of human organizations and social institutions and how these groups and institutions both determine, and are determined by, human beings.

Lisa-Marie Wright - bio coming soon.






UNIV 101 – University Seminar
Katie Bottorff, Undergraduate Advising Center

2 credit hours

UNIV 101 helps students to make a smooth transition to KU and provides an important foundation to their academic studies. This two-credit hour seminar is small, enrolling about 19 students. In addition to making connections as part of the Identity & Experience: Social Connections and Communities learning community, you will know campus better, will more fully understand your individual and team strengths, will practice and develop critical thinking skills, will learn about information literacy and research, and will gain memorable experiences.

Katie Bottorff is an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center. She is a native Iowan and received a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa, then relocated to Kansas to earn a master's degree in Higher Education Administration here at KU. Because teaching was her first love, she quickly found a way to incorporate it into her day-to-day job. As a college student, Katie was an active member of the campus communitiy. Outside of the classroom, she was involved in various student organizations focusing on recruitment and welcoming new students to the university, as well as the U of I's Dance Marathon organization. When she is not in her office or somewhere around campus, you can generally find her in the record store (Love Garden), reading a good book, hanging out with her cat, Lu, or listening to some rad tunes. 


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