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Arts & Letters ILCs

Communication

If you are pursuing a major in Communication, you should consider this Impact Learning Community. You will be part of a first-year group of 25 students who have 2 linked courses, along with a seminar in which you will receive information about your major; on-campus resources, activities, and technologies; and career advice. You will have the opportunity to engage in out-of-class activities with faculty and students in the community. You also will receive information regarding possible careers for Communication majors and possible internship opportunities. You will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor, who is an upperclassman in the Communication major.

Courses: Public Speaking (COMM 101R), Intro to Human Communication (COMM 200S), and Intro to Arts & Letters (AL 100)


Criminal Justice

If you are pursuing a major in Criminal Justice, you should consider this Impact Learning Community. You will be part of a first-year group of 25 students who have 2 linked courses, along with a seminar in which you will receive information about your major; on-campus resources, activities, and technologies; and career advice. You will have the opportunity to engage in out-of-class activities with faculty and students in the community. You will receive information regarding possible careers for Criminal Justice majors as well as possible internship opportunities. You also will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor, who is an upperclassman in the Criminal Justice major.

Courses: The Criminal Justice System (CRJS 222), Intro to Sociology (SOC 201S), and Intro to Arts & Letters (AL 100)

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Criminal Justice II

If you are pursuing a major in Criminal Justice, you should consider this Impact Learning Community. You will be part of a first-year group of 25 students who have 2 linked courses, along with a seminar in which you will receive information about your major; on-campus resources, activities, and technologies; and career advice. You will have the opportunity to engage in out-of-class activities with faculty and students in the community. You will receive information regarding possible careers for Criminal Justice majors as well as possible internship opportunities. You also will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor, who is an upperclassman in the Criminal Justice major.

Courses: The Criminal Justice System (CRJS 215S), Intro to Sociology (SOC 201S), and Intro to Arts & Letters (AL 100)


International Studies & Political Science

If you are pursuing a major in Political Science and/or International Studies, you should consider this Impact Learning Community. You will be part of a first-year group of 25 students who have 2 linked courses, along with a seminar in which you will receive information about your major; on-campus resources, activities, and technologies; and career advice. You will have the opportunity to engage in out-of-class activities with faculty and students in the community and will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff within Political Science and International Studies. You also will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor, who is an upperclassman in either Political Science and/or International Studies major.

Courses: Intro to International Politics (POLS 100S), Intro to Philosophy (PHIL 110P), and Intro to Arts & Letters (AL 100)


Social Justice

If you are pursuing a major in Arts and Letters (e.g., philosophy, history, English, the fine arts, languages, religion, women's studies, or any related field), you should consider this Impact Learning Community. You will be part of a first-year group of 25 students who have 2 linked courses, along with a seminar in which you will receive information about your major; on-campus resources, activities, and technologies; and career advice. You will have the opportunity to engage in out-of-class activities with faculty and students in the community and will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff within the College of Arts and Letters. You also will meet weekly with an academically successful peer mentor, who is an upperclassman in an Arts and Letters major.

Courses: Human Nature (PHIL 155E), Public Speaking (COMM 101R), and Intro to Arts & Letters (AL 100)


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