Learning Communities – RATIO

The 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:

reckoning, reason, judgment, method

Improve your analytical thinking skills.

Director: Mr. Alex Lipecky
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

View a slide show of RATIO’s exciting plans for 2008-09.

RATIO resident students live in St. Martin Living-learning Center:
Men – St. Martin, 4th floor
Women – St. Martin, 9th floor

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


Fall 2008

UCOR 101C, Thinking and Writing across the Curriculum, Ms. Gina Bessetti and Ms. Michelle Gaffey
MATH 125C, Fundamentals of Statistics, Mr. Alex Lipecky
SOC 101, Survey of Sociology, Dr. Michael Irwin

Spring 2009

UCOR 151C, Philosophical Ethics, Mr. H.A. Nethery

Here’s what previous Ratio students said:

“I really liked the learning community.  I was extremely hesitant at first because I thought it was going to be lame, but it definitely made the transition into college much easier, and I am grateful I am a liberal arts major so I could have this experience.”

“I really enjoy applying our topics in fun ways, like watching movies together and having food.  I also like learning about issues through our service projects.”

“I had a wonderful experience in my learning community and I think they are a fabulous idea.  I truly enjoyed each of the classes, especially the professors and classmates.”

“The service learning was interesting and engaging because it allowed us all to reach out to the campus.”

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