Learning Communities

Imagine taking classes where you knew all your classmates, and your instructors worked together to make sure you were successful. That's a Learning Community, two or more linked courses taken with the same group of students.


Starting in Fall 2014, Clark College will offer two types of learning communities:


First Quarter Communities - Two or three first year classes paired with COLL 101 College Essentials: Intro to Clark. These communities help students build a successful foundation and support them in their first quarter and year at Clark.


Integrated Learning Communities - Two courses paired with integrated coursework featuring shared curriculum and coordinated schedules. Integrated Learning Communities are designed to streamline students' workloads and help them understand  how different subject areas are connected.


During fall quarter 2014, Clark College is offering these Integrated Learning Communities:

LC 1

Title: Phoenix Rising: Publishing and Art & Literary Journal, ENGL 277 (3 credits) and ART 270 (3 credits)

Description: This hands on learning environment will introduce students to art and literary production tasks related to the creation of Clark College's award winning art and literary journal, Phoenix. Students will work as a team to identify a theme and concept for the 2015 journal and start marketing, writing, editing, graphic design and organizational tasks relevant to Phoenix production.


LC 2

Title: First Class Ticket: Exploring the Mission, Vision, and Values of American Education, ENGL& 101 (5 credits) and SOC& 101 (5 credits)

Item 2735 ENGL& 101, English Composition I, daily 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Item 3906 SOC& 101, Intro to Sociology, daily 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

Description: Improve reading, thinking and writing skills in 10 credits! Learn more about how to learn in an interdisciplinary setting combining Sociology 101 with English 101. Students will develop a Sociological Imagination by exploring how human interaction affects society as a whole and how society impacts individuals. Students will learn the principles of documentation, writing, drafting, revising, and editing in a supportive learning community. Students will not only discuss and write about topics important to their daily lives, but also develop the skills to succeed in college and career.

For further information about the First Year Experience or Learning Communities, contact Janette Clay at 360-992-2618 or jclay@clark.edu.