Student groupA Learning Community gives you the advantages of a small college learning environment with the resources of a major research university. In Learning Communities, small groups of students with similar interests work closely together in a "community of learners." Students, along with advanced student mentors and a faculty advisor, study, socialize and problem-solve together. Most likely, your entire group would take a course together, or  you might all live on the same floor of a residence hall.

Some examples of Learning Communities are:

Warrior Vision and Impact Program- Academic Success Center

The Warrior Vision and Impact Program (VIP) supports first-year students to become academically successful Warriors. VIP works in collaboration with departments to provide comprehensive academic, career, research, and financial literacy support while ensuring a successful transition into college and fostering positive engagement. VIP prepares students to challenge themselves as leaders, each year through graduation and beyond.

Motown & The Global Creative Writing - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

students around tableThe Motown Creative Writing Learning Community is an introduction to creative writing, creative and critical thinking, and analytical essay writing. We will be using fiction, poetry and some drama/dialogue writing connected to Detroit to give us practice with both creative and academic writing. You will meet and hear talks by famous Detroit visitors. After reading and discussing literary texts, students will use a specific aspect of style, method or theory to write their own creative pieces. With the help of experienced peer mentors, this Learning Community provides a friendly, accepting and warm welcome to university life at WSU, while providing you academic, creative, and other techniques as part of the new Gen Ed Requirements for succeeding in college.

WIDER Science and Math- Biology, Chemistry, Physics

The WIDER (Science and Math) LC supports students in foundational science and math courses and offers community opportunities for active learning in small-group settings. Students will develop study skills appropriate for each math or science subject and will learn about resources and opportunities at Wayne State University. The following courses linked to this LC for the Fall semester: BE 1500, BIO 2200, BIO 2600, BIO 2870, CHM 1040, CHM 1220, CSC 2200, PHY 2130, PHY 2140, PHY 2170/75, and PHY 2180/85.

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