All first-year liberal arts students at Purchase College participate in smaller intellectual communities designed to appeal to students’ different academic interests and learning styles. Students may choose from three different types of intellectual communities.
Students in Nonresidential Learning Communities take a minimum of two courses together but may live in any freshman residence hall or off campus.
These learning communities are a particularly excellent way for both residential and commuter students to participate in the intellectual community at Purchase College.
So choose your learning community now! Places are limited.
Learning communities are designed for the bright and highly motivated students who will benefit from collaborative and concentrated learning. They are NOT remedial groups.
Students in Nonresidential Learning Communities:
2012-13 Nonresidential Learning Community:
Environment, Society, and Transformation (Nonresidential Learning Community)
The Environmental Learning Community brings together students who want to explore the reciprocal interactions between society and our environment. This learning community emphasizes both the social and scientific perspectives needed to understand environmental transformations wrought by humans. The learning community also stresses activism: do something to make a difference in a local problem. All students – including those without a declared field of study – are invited to enroll in Intro to Environmental Science, Freshman Seminar (taught by Prof. Ryan Taylor) and a nature-themed section of College Writing. Off-campus field trips to the shore and local forests are planned. For further information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated February 28, 2013