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Learning Communities

Learning communities at Inver Hills Community College provide students with a great way to learn together as a team. As a member of a learning community (LCOM), you’ll be part of a group of students who share academic interests and have at least two courses in common. You’ll experience the variety of opportunities found at a large college or university in a smaller, supportive environment at no extra cost.

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Learning Communities


Contact Information

Lisa DuRose
Learning Communities Co-Director

ldurose@inverhills.edu
651-450-3341

Course Offerings

Upcoming LCOM Course Offerings

What's a Learning Community?

  • Learning Communities are small groups of students who share academic interests.
  • Students have at least two courses in common.
  • Students experience the variety of opportunities of a large school in a small, supportive environment.
  • Peer tutors help students learn.
  • Students participate in special activities and events.
  • Learning Communities have no extra cost!

Why should I enroll in a Learning Community?

Learning Community classes:

  • Have coordinated learning objectives and assignments.
  • Are led by experienced instructors who cooperate in planning their courses.
  • Help you get to know other students, since you take several classes together.
  • Meet degree requirements or prepare you to take courses that meet degree goals.
  • Make it easier to understand material by discussing it in a group with a peer mentor.
  • Give you a sense of belonging by providing peer and advisor feedback and support.

What's being said about Learning Communities?

"My experience was wonderful in the learning community and I believe it made my first semester easy, more fun and definitely more memorable."

"I found the learning community to be very helpful. It made it easier to find people to study with and the teachers did a good job of keeping the classes connected!"

"I really enjoyed being part of the learning community. For a first time student, it made me feel connected to the school and I felt I had a built in social network at the college. The teachers are also great."

How do I enroll in a Learning Community?

  1. Follow the admissions process.
  2. Review which learning community you would be eligible for based on your English or Math assessment.
  3. Talk with an Inver Hills Advisor.
  4. Register for a learning community during your Registration and Advising session.
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Course Descriptions

LCOM 0001  Learning Community   5.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0005  Me, Myself, and Others EAP Learning Community   10.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0009  English for Academic Purposes   10.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0021  Read, Write, and Succeed Learning Community   7.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0033  Words with Friends Learning Community   9.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0037  True Grit: Secrets of Success Learning Community   6.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0038  Life is a Journey Learning Community   6.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0041  Write Now! The Power of Stories Learning Community   10.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0053  Being Human Learning Community   7.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0055  Eighteen and Nowhere to Go Learning Community   8.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0057  Romance 101: Using Your Brain to Help Your Heart Learning Community   9.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0059  Stephen King Learning Community   7.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0061  Finding Justice LCOM   7.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0063  Declarations of Independence: Reading, Writing, and Liberation LCOM   8.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

LCOM 0071  Pre-Health Science/Pre-Nursing Learning Community   8.0 cr

Courses in the Learning Community (LCOM) have been chosen to increase student success in their first year of college. Students benefit from increased interaction with each other and their instructors. Student reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are improved by the coordination of assignments and class activities among the instructors.

Upcoming LCOM Course Offerings

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Why Inver Hills?

Rosario Gutierrez

"The learning community has helped me in so many ways. Having two important classes aside from the main English 1108 class has helped me be more successful and confident."

- Rosario Gutierrez, A.A. with plans pursue nursing or hospitality

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