Learning Communities – Orbis

orbisThe 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:

ORBIS (OR’-BESE)
circle, the world, the earth

Study other lands, cultures, and states.

Director: Dr. Douglas Harper
Department of Sociology

ORBIS resident students live in St. Ann Living-learning Center:
Men – St. Ann, 5th floor East
Women – St. Ann, 5th floor West

For a look at Duquesne’s campus, take the virtual tour. St. Ann is #34 on the map.

CURRICULUM:

Fall 2008

UCOR 101C, Thinking and Writing across the Curriculum, Dr. Helena Liddle
HIST 151C, Shaping of the Modern World, Dr. Charles Hier
SOC 124C, Global Sociology, Dr. Douglas Harper
Language

Spring 2009

WDLT 102C, New Voices, Questions, Realities, Dr. Mark Frisch
Language

Here’s what students said about Orbis:

“Studying similar material from three different perspectives (three different classes) helped me gain greater understanding of the subject.”

“Having the same classmates creates a sense of security.”

“Being around the same people helped me to get to know everyone a little better and to study better.  The best part was being around the same people and being able to study, ask questions, and hang out together.”

“We all know that if we have a question or concern we can come together and try to figure it out.  We can also study together for tests and manage our time together involving our three classes we have in common.”

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