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Learning Communities Offered, Fall 2015

Fall 2015 learning communities are sets of linked courses, usually exploring a common theme. Instructors in learning communities work together to develop the theme and coordinate their course content to support the common theme.

First-year students will participate in one of the following learning communities. Students will enroll in all courses and sections of the learning community.  First-time freshmen will be able to register for a learning community at First Steps.

Description Who Should Join Us?
Athletic: This learning community addresses issues specific to student-athletes: time management, adjusting to college sports, academic success, etc. FSU Bronco Student-Athletes with any intended major and on any FSU sports team.
Bronco Men: The Bronco Men Initiative is a program designed to increase the academic success of all males, promote responsibility, active learning, and peer support, and steer male students to reaching and achieving goals and careers. Males with any intended major.
Bronco Women: The Bronco Women Initiative is a program designed to explore experiences of all females to improve their success by integrating social and academic activities, formally and informally. This learning community will emphasize positive self-images and encourage social networking. Females with any intended major.
Business Accelerated: This learning community is for intended business majors and includes two 8 week Math courses- MATH 121 & MATH 123.  Economic decision-making demands good critical thinking skills.  To make good decisions in their roles as consumers, savers, investors, voters, and above all, as productive citizens in a global setting, students must critically assess the options available to them. Students who place in MATH 121 with an intended major in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Health Administration, or Management Information Systems.
Criminal Justice: This learning community introduces students to the institutions and processes of law making and enforcement, the judicial system, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.  Students with an intended major in Intelligence Studies, Political Science, or Criminal Justice.
Entrepreneurship: A learning community for Business Majors placing in MATH 123 that includes an entrepreneurship component. Economic decision-making demands good critical thinking skills.  Making good decisions in roles as consumers, savers, investors, voters, and above all, as productive citizens in a global setting. Students who place in MATH 123 with an intended major in Business Adminstration, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Health Adminstration, or Management Information Systems.
Fine Arts:  This learning community introduces students to topics and involvement in the Fine Arts and beginning the basis for the development of future Fine Arts lessons. Students with an intended major in: Art Education, Music, Music Education, Theater, or Visual Art.
Global Scholars: This learning community is available to entering Honors Students, Global Scholars, and other students who want a challenging global-themed learning experience.  Students with an intended major in: Art Education, Music, Music Education, Theater, or Visual Art.
Mental Health Professions: This learning community is for students interested in majoring in Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.  Focus will be put on the fundamentals, challenges and goals to enter these fields. Students with an intended in major in Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.
Pre-Nursing: This learning community explores issues related to Nursing.  It prepares students to make realistic goals about becoming a nursing major. Students intending on majoring in the Nursing-Generic Four Year Track.
Seekers: Designed for students who are looking for a major, this two-semester learning community helps students explore possible areas of study, discover more about themselves and their relationships with others, and develop multicultural competency. Students who are undecided about their major.
STEM 1 (Science):  STEM 1 is designed to show how integrated the STEM disciplines are for students who place in MATH 129 or higher and are interested in majoring in a science. A feature of this community will be hands-on applications and inquiry-based learning. Students who place in MATH 129 or higher with an intended major in: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, or 3+2 Chemical Engineering.
STEM 2 (Technology and Mathematics):  STEM 2 is designed to show how integrated the STEM disciplines are for students who place in MATH 129 or higher and are interested in majoring in Technology or Mathematics. A feature of this community will be hands-on applications and inquiry-based learning. Students who place in MATH 129 or higher with an intended major in: Computer Science, Mathematics, 3+2 Computer Engineering, 3+2 Electrical Engineering, or 3+2 Civil Engineering.
Super Teacher: This community is designed to meet the needs of education majors by exploring topics and issues that are easily adaptable to the lower grades, and they will be able to begin a collection of topics that will form the basis for the development of their future lessons.  Students with an intended major in Education.
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