Welcome to Casper College Learning Communities
The mission of Learning Communities at Casper College is to foster excellence in student learning, engaged teaching, and professional development through the promotion, support, and growth of multi-or inter-disciplinary learning communities that offer students and faculty opportunities for collaboration, connection, and cohesiveness.
If you have any questions about Learning Communities, please contact Cara or Holly or stop by the Learning Communities Office in the Educational Resources Center (LH 132B).
Cara Rodriguez - English Instructor - Contact & Biographical Info
Learning Communities Office Hour: Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Holly M. Wendt - English Instructor - Contact & Biographical Info
Learning Communites Office Hour:
Monday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
EVENT: Come to our Integrated Assignment Workshop on January 17, from 1-3 p.m., in LH 132. We'll walk you through the process of creating a Learning Community; by the end of this session, you could be ready to hit the ground running! You can bring a potential teaching partner or come solo. RSVP to Holly or Cara!
- Current & Upcoming Learning Communities
- For Students
- For Faculty
Spring 2014 Learning Communities
In order to participate in a Learning Community, students must enroll in both courses.
HMDV 1300 90 (On Course, 2 cr.), taught by Janet de Vries, T/Th 12:30-1:20 p.m.
ENGL 0505 90 (Fundamentals of Reading, 3 cr.), taught by Darby Sawyer, T/Th 9:30-10:45 a.m.
What choices are you making in your life? Are they wise choices that will help you reach your goals? HMDV 1300 On Course and ENGL 0505 Fundamentals of Reading I will help you consider your goals and choices, including learning about how others have been successful or failed.
HST 2300 90 (World War II, 3 cr), taught by Lance Jones, T/Th 5:30-6:45 p.m.
PSYC 2490 90 (Psychology of War & Genocide, 3 cr.), taught by Kim Talbot, W 3:00-5:50
GENOCIDE and MASS MURDER: Where History & Psychology Meet
Have you ever wondered why history seems to repeat itself? Have you ever wondered how groups of people can ruthlessly slaughter, seemingly without remorse, other groups of people by the hundreds of thousands and, occasionally, even by the millions? This learning community will attempt to answer these questions by focusing on the events of WWII and the Holocaust, and by examining the psychological factors that dominated the behavior of the perpetrators, victims, and bystanders. By the completion of the semester, students will have a firm grasp of the events of WWII and the Holocaust, as well as a better understanding of how aspects of human nature allowed these events to unfold such as the did and continue to allow similar events to occur.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Check out the Learning Communties home page to see what Learning Communities are available for Spring 2014!
Questions about how to register? E-mail Cara or Holly, or stop by the Learning Communities Office (LH 132B)!
Interested in teaching in a Learning Community? You're in the right place!
Come to our Integrated Assignment Workshop on January 17, from 1-3 p.m., in LH 132. We'll walk you through the process of creating a Learning Community; by the end of this session, you could be ready to hit the ground running! You can bring a potential teaching partner or come solo. RSVP to Holly or Cara!
"I've taught in a Learning Community before (prior to Spring 2014). What's different?"
"Got it. Now what do I do?"
- Find a faculty teaching partner! If you're having difficulty locating a faculty member willing to participate, contact Holly or Cara. They may be able to help you find someone.
- Complete the following forms & submit by the advertised deadline:
- If you'd like some help brainstorming, we can help you design a new Learning Community in an hour. E-mail Holly or Cara to set up a workshop that fits your schedule.
"What is an Integrated Assignment?"
- An integrated assignment (also called an integrative assignment) is an assignment that utilizes content and skills from both of the courses in the Learning Community. The integrated assignment should factor into the grades for both courses, and it should be clear how that assignment will be graded in each course.
- Most importantly, Cara and Holly can bring an integrated assignment workshop to you! In thirty minutes, we can help you design an effective integrated assignment for your Learning Community.