The Living Learning Community-First-Year Seminar I Connection
The Living-Learning Community Program (LLC) at Temple provides additional opportunities to enhance students' academic, personal, and professional growth. This residential program sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life offers a wide range of communities with some based on an academic connection and others focused on curricular experiences. For more information on the program click here.
For many of the LLCs, students must register for a designated section of a First-Year Seminar. These specific sections are reserved for students in the LLC and are designed to meet the outcomes of the course within the context of the LLC focus. First-Year seminars meet once a week for eleven weeks during the semester. These courses are limited to 20-30 students per section; students earn one elective credit for the course. Peer Instructors are assigned to each section.
One or more sections of First-Year Seminar I are connected to the following Living Learning Communities for Fall 2013 (Not all LLCs are linked to a University Seminar: See the Living Learning Communities program website for information on all Living Learning Communities):
- Deciding Student Wing
- A Division of University Studies' advisor and a peer instructor, who also lives on the Deciding Student Wing, take the lead for this University Seminar section. Students in this section have additional opportunities to explore majors and careers and at the same receive support as they transition to the university.
- Fox School of Business
- Similar to the Deciding Student Wing, FSBM's advising staff teach the First-Year Seminar sections attached to this LLC; peer instructors are also FSBM majors. These sections provide many opportunities for students to learn about the programs and opportunities of the university, along with the unique opportunities of the Fox School of Business.
- Honors Program
- Honors advisors and peer instructors, who are also honor students, supplement the First-Year seminar course requirements to foster student interaction with the Honors faculty, staff, and fellow students. At the same time the course provides opportunities for honor students to pro actively engage their new University environment. These honor sections utilize the honors classroom located in the residence hall.
- Leadership Living Learning Community
- The sections set aside for the Leadership LLC help students transition to the University and at the same time introduce students to the leadership principles embedded in the University's Leadership Development program.
- Russell Conwell Center
- These sections of First-Year I seminar build on the skills and information provided in the Summer Bridge program to further enhance their connection to the Temple environment. The instructors are from the Russell Conwell Center and peer instructors are also part of the Russell Conwell community.
- Students in the First-Year Seminar I for this LLC will meet several course objectives through participation in campus sustainability initiatives. Instructors and peer instructors come from across campus and have an interest in sustainability and the environment.
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Students who select the Healthy Lifestyles LLC will meet many of the goals of the seminar through class participation and participation in introductory health empowerment and health promotions experiences. Instructors are also part of HEART - Health Education Awareness Resource Team.
- Health Scholars
- The section of First-Year Seminar for Health Scholars provides students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and about the many opportunities at Temple University that support their interests both in and out of class.
- Innovate & Create
- This one-credit course introduces first-year students to the opportunities and rigors of higher education, as well as to the skills needed to use academic resources successfully in college. Many of the topics covered in this course not only apply to your growth as a student, but also to your social and professional development. In this section of the course you will have the opportunity to learn how to identify and grab hold of opportunities, creatively solve problems, invent new products, and discuss new ideas or entrepreneurial ventures.
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