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Spring 2016  Learning Communities

AFFIRM: Unity, Integrity, and Personal Growth

Would you like to be a part of a learning community that focuses on unity, cultural and academic integrity, and personal growth? If so, the AFFIRM learning community is the place to be! This learning community is designed to support the retention and transfer of African American students. However, this learning community is open to ALL students who believe they can benefit from, and be enriched by, a learning experience focused on African American history, utilizing the power of the written word and cultural empowerment.

For more information, contact Angela Williams, Resource Specialist AFFIRM, at 954-5151 ext. 6150 or awilliams@deltacollege.edu

Prerequisites: ENG 079 with a grade of "C" or better or Composition Level 3; and Reading Level 2

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

HIST 017A
Class meets
1/19 – 5/25

MWF

10:30-11:30

*****

 E. Wade

BUDD 408

3

ENG 001A
Class meets
1/19 – 3/18

MWF

12:30-2:30

*****

L. William

LOCK 108

3

ENG 001B
Class meets
3/21 – 5/25

MWF

12:30-2:30

*****

L. William

LOCK 108

3

COM ST 001A
Class meets
1/19 – 5/25
MW
8:00-9:30
*****
J. Toney
SHIM 319
3


California Learnin'

“Diversity” is not just a politically correct buzzword when it comes to the land of California; it is reality. Come join this learning community and together discover and understand what makes California one of the most geographically, geologically, climatically, biologically, and culturally diverse regions in the world. This may be an especially appealing learning community for naturalists and educators who wish to familiarize themselves with their local environment.

For more information, contact Robin Lyons rlyons@deltacollege.edu or Paul Ustach pustach@deltacollege.edu

Prerequisites: Reading Level 2

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

GEOG 003

TTh

9:30-11:00

*****

R. Lyons

SCMA 216

3

BIOL 012

TTh

4:00-5:30

58561

P. Ustach

SCMA 218

3



Deconstructing Astronomy by Reading and Writing

  • Are you fascinated by astronomy?
  • Do you think that learning topics in astronomy is beyond you?
  • Do you find that reading, writing, and understanding about things related to astronomy (or any science) to be challenging and difficult?

The majority of students do not realize that mastery of most subject matters involve mastering reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Once these skills are mastered, they act as a solid foundation to propel the students to do well in any course they choose to study. This Learning Community is designed specifically for students who are interested in improving their reading, writing, and comprehension skills with the goal of doing well in this astronomy lab course. By combining a writing lab with an astronomy lab class, the student will learn and practice reading and writing skills to better comprehend concepts and master writing lab reports on various astronomical lab exercises.

For more information, contact Lincoln Lee at llee@deltacollege.edu or Vickey Aubrey at vaubrey@deltacollege.edu

Prerequisites: ASTRO 001 with a minimum grade of "C" or concurrent enrollment in ASTRO 001

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

ASTRO 001L
Class meets
1/19 - 5/25

Th

5:00pm-8:00pm

18831

L. Lee

SCMA 112

1

ENG 073A
Class meets
2/1 - 5/25

TTh

11:00-12:40

*****

V. Aubrey

SHIM 217A

1



EOPS Student Success Academy

The EOPS Student Success Academy (SSA) is a semester long learning community for first time Extended Opportunity Programs and Services eligible college students with fewer than 12 units completed. This learning community offers an educationally supportive learning experience which nurtures the skills, strategies, attitudes, and behaviors that enhance student success.

For more information, contact the EOPS office at (209) 954-5151 x6296 or DeRicco 234.

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

ENG 033A
Class meets
1/19 – 5/25

MW

12:30 - 1:30

*****

S. Ayers

SHIM 132

2

GUID 008
Class meets
1/19 – 5/25

TTh

9:30 - 11:00

*****

A. Gautam

LOCK 108

3

GUID 019
Class meets
1/20 – 3/16

MW

9:30 - 10:30

*****

J. Rotert

DERIC 274

1

GUID 030
Class meets
1/20 – 3/16

MW

10:30 - 11:30

*****

J. Rotert

DERIC 274

1

GUID 031
Class meets
3/28 – 5/18

MW

10:30 - 11:30

*****

J. Rotert

DERIC 274

1

GUID 036
Class meets
1/19 – 5/12

TBA

1.5 hr/week

*****

J. Rotert

DERIC 219

0.5



EPIC:  Empowering Positive Initiatives for Change

Would you like to be part of a learning community that will help you become aware of yourself and the influences that have shaped who you are today, giving you the knowledge, tools, and motivation to establish goals that will help you to become the person you want to be?

Would you like to be part of an experience that will help you to understand the political process; the inner workings of our country’s institutions; and a deeper understanding of your rights and liberties that will empower you to advocate and represent ideals that will help bring about positive action on campus, in the community, the State of California, and the U.S.A.?

Would you like to be empowered with research and information literacy skills that will enable you to find, evaluate, analyze and organize reputable information sources for a research paper and to properly cite the retrieved sources in one of the major writing styles?

This learning community is designed to support Filipino, Asian American and Pacific Islander (FAAPI) students but is open to all students who have an interest in exploring these topics through the lens of the FAAPI experience.

For more information, please contact Debra Louie at 954-5151 x6216, Cirian Villavicencio at 954-5265, Dr. Cheuyengther Xiong at 954-5151 x6245, or Dr. Jun Wang at 954-5146.

Prerequisites: Reading Level 2

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

GUID 008
Class meets
1/19 - 5/25

TTh

8:00 - 9:30

*****

D. Louie

DERIC 273

3

POLSC 001
Class meets
1/19 - 5/25

TTh

9:30 - 11:00

*****

C. Villavicencio

HOLT 313

3

GUID 019
Class meets
1/19 - 3/18

MW

8:30 - 9:30

*****

C. Xiong

DERIC 273

1

LIBRY 001
Class meets
3/30 - 5/25
W
8:30 - 9:30
*****
J. Wang
GOLE 137
1

GUID 034
Class meets
1/19 - 5/25

TBA

1.5 hr/wk

*****

C. Xiong

DERIC 219

0.5



InterACT: Exploring the Interplay between Page and Stage

  • Would you like to be part of a learning community that explores academic and experiential approaches to popular literature? 
  • Have you ever wanted to act out the texts covered in class?

If so, the InterACT learning community is the place for you.  This learning community is designed to improve critical thinking, writing and presentation skills for transfer students and those with a passion for or interest in acting and theatre.  Beginning and experienced actors are welcome.

For more information, contact Sarah Antinora at santinora@deltacollege.edu or Greg Foro at gforo@deltacollege.edu

Prerequisite: ENG 079 or Composition Level 3

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

ENG 001A

TTh

11:00-12:30

39164

S. Antinora

LOCK 311

3

DRAMA 034

TTh

2:00-4:00

*****

G. Foro

LOCK 326

3



POOL:  Providing Opportunities for Ocean Literacy

  • Looking for a GE science class?
  • Do you have trouble understanding science textbooks?

If you want to learn about the world's oceans but feel that science is too difficult, then the POOL Learning community is for you. The POOL Learning Community combines an oceanography class with a reading lab. Students will learn and practice comprehension skills using the oceanography textbook. Sign up for the POOL Learning Community and learn how to read and study any science textbook more effectively.

For more information, contact Gina Frost at gfrost@deltacollege.edu or Vickey Aubrey at  vaubrey@deltacollege.edu

Prerequisites: MATH-090 or Math Level 4, and ENG-079 or Composition Level 3

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

GEOL 0016A

MW

12:00-1:30 Lec
1:30-3:30 Lab

18327

G. Frost

SCMA 113

4

READING 099A

MW

9:30-11:10

*****

V. Aubrey

SHIM 217A

1



Puente: Building Bridges for Transfer

Puente (Spanish for "bridge") is a national-award-winning program that has helped thousands of students to reach their dreams of college success with a curricular focus on Latino literature and experience. The Puente community college program and learning community consists of three interrelated components: writing, counseling/personal development, and mentoring.

Contact Heather Robinson at 954-5151 ext. 6240 or hrobinson@deltacollege.edu

Visit the Puente website at www.deltacollege.edu/puente for information on orientation dates.

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

GUID 005

MW

10:30-12:00

*****

 H. Robinson

DERIC 273

3

GUID 020

F

10:30-11:30

*****

H. Robinson

DERIC 273

1

GUID 036
TBA
1.5 hrs/wk
*****
H. Robinson
TBA
0.5
ENG 001A
TTh
8:00-9:30
*****
J. Gonzales
LOCK 108
3


Who Am I, Where Am I Going, and How Do I Get There?

Are you undecided about your major and career goal? This learning community will emphasize self-assessment and career exploration through assessments such as Myers-Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory, True Colors, and other group activities. We will use the career resource library to explore the world of work and link majors to careers. Students will learn how to network and develop career contacts within the community by conducting informational interviews.

For more information or to add your name to an unofficial wait list, contact Stacey Bagnasco at sbagnasco@deltacollege.edu.

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

GUID 030
Class meets
1/19 - 2/26

TTh

9:30-11:00

35988

S. Bagnasco

DERIC 275

1

GUID 031
Class meets
2/29 - 4/15

TTh

9:30-11:00

*****

S. Bagnasco

DERIC 275

1

GUID 032
Class meets
4/18 - 5/25

TTh

9:30-11:00

*****

S. Bagnasco

DERIC 275

1


 

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