Learning Communities – FIDES

fidesThe time is coming for all incoming freshmen to make the decision about their learning communities.  This Saturday, at the Open House, everyone will be able to ask questions at a panel concerning the learning communities.

In anticipation of that, we will be highlighting different learning communities this week with basic information and some quotes from past students of that community.

As always, if you have any questions about the communities email liberalarts@duq.edu

From the Duquesne website:

FIDES (FEE’-DES)
trust, confidence, belief, faith

Challenge and strengthen your most important beliefs.

Director: Dr. Jotham Parsons
Department of History

FIDES resident students live in St. Martin Living-learning Center:
Men – St. Martin, 2nd floor
Women – St. Martin, 7th floor

For a look at Duquesne’s campus, take the virtual tour. St. Martin is #31 on the map.

CURRICULUM:

Fall 2008

UCOR 101C, Thinking and Writing across the Curriculum, Mr. Justin Kishbaugh and Mr. Sean Martin
UCOR 132C, Basic Philosophical Questions, Dr. James Swindal
UCOR 143C, Global and Cultural Perspectives, Dr. Aimee Light

Spring 2009

HIST 171C, History of Christianity, Dr. Jotham Parsons

Here’s what past students have said about Fides:

“I really liked being in a learning community because everyone that was in my particular learning community all had the same classes together and it was easier to make friends.  We could also have study sessions for our classes because we all had the same classes together.”

“The learning community allowed my entrance and transition to college to be very easy and workable.  The aspect of community of students where you have the same classes together allowed for this advantageous effect on my education.”

“The learning community helped me make friends and close bonds easier.  Having my classmates as neighbors is great.”

“Service learning has been enlightening and informative.”

“Living on the same floor and having three or more classes with many people in the learning community is helpful.”


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