Learning Communities – POPULUS

populusThe 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:

POPULUS (POE’-POO-LOOS)
people, crowd, multitude

Explore the dynamics of cultures and societies, masses and movements.

Director: Dr. Charles Hanna
Department of Sociology

POPULUS resident students live in St. Ann Living-learning Center:
Men – St. Ann, 2nd floor East
Women – St. Ann, 2nd floor West

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

View a PowerPoint presentation describing the the faculty team’s plans for POPULUS for 2008-09.

CURRICULUM:

Fall 2008

UCOR 101C, Thinking and Writing across the Curriculum, Dr. Gregory Barnhisel and Ms. Marianne Holohan
ENG 112C, Pop Culture and Literature, Dr. Thomas Kinnahan
SOC 101C, Survey of Sociology, Dr. Charles Hanna

Spring 2009

SOC 104C, Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Matthew Schneirov

Here’s what Populus students have said:

“I just really liked our learning community.  It was really fun to be in classes together and live on the same floor.  I think that the learning community idea is a really good idea for helping freshmen adjust to college.”

“The learning community was excellent in helping me adjust to college, academically and socially.”

“The service-learning project was very beneficial and fun.”

“I’m glad I am in a learning community since it eased the transition to college and helped me establish an identity.”

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