Learning Communities

Learning communities allow students to take two linked courses with the same group of students, establishing an increased connection with peers. Faculty creates clear connections between both classes with a seamless thread of learning. These paired courses allow the students to use the subject matter in one course to develop the learning strategies in the other course. For example, in our biology/speech class, the students will prepare their speeches based on informal learning in the biology class. The classes are back to back to providing students the ability to walk to class together. 

Students indicated they had an increased relationship with their peers and of a sense of belonging. The students knew each other names and they felt encouraged by one another to work harder to achieve their goals. Many wished all their classes could be so connected. The survey data from these classes indicated that the majority of these students thought that joint assignments and activities improved their understanding of the material and they would recommend a learning community to a friend and would register for another one.

For more information on learning communities, please contact
Marsha Adrian at (210) 486-5340

Below is a listing of courses in the Learning Community Program. You must enroll in all courses for the learning community. In ACES, go to the Add Classes Worksheet, enter CRNs, and click Submit Changes to register. 

My Answering To achieving (MATH) Success (NLC)

  • 28117 SDEV 0370 Foundations for College Learning TR 9:30am to 10:40am
  • 32771  Math 0410 Elementary Algebra, , MTW 800am-0910am
  • 32772, Math 0105 Math Prep 8:00am-8:50a on R 

  • 28118 SDEV 0370 Foundations for College Learning TR 5:30pm to 6:45pm
  • 15045 SDEV 0370 Foundations for College Learning MW 10:50am to 12:05pm
  • 32771  Math 0410 Elementary Algebra, , MTW 800am-0910am

Speaking with Science (HYBRID CLASS, NLC)

  • 19547 BIOL 1323 Consumer Nutrition Non-Science Major M 11:00am to 12:15pm
  • 27885 SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communications W 11:00am to 12:15pm


TH: I : N: K (NLC)

  • 18510 BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Major I MW 9:25am to 10:40am
  • LAB M 12:30pm to 3:20pm
  • 22244 CHEM 1411 General Chemistry MW 10:50am to 12:05pm
  • LAB W 12:30pm to 3:20pm

Microbiology + Chemistry What a Reaction! (NLC)

  • 30342 BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health MW 9:25am to 10:40am
  • LAB W 11:25am to 3:05pm
  • 13354 CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II MW 8:00am to 9:15am
  • LAB M 11:25am to 2:15pm

Successful, Writing, Researching and Learning in College (NLC)

  • 12393 ENGL 1301 Composition I MW 11:00am to 12:15pm
  • 14451 LIBR 0001 Library TBD
  • 28251 EDUC 1300 Learning Framework Online

Learning to Fly (NLC)  

  • 13335 ENGL 1301 Composition I MW 8:00am to 9:15 am
  • 24060 LIBR 0001 Library Research TBD
  • 27428 SPCH 1315 Public Speaking MW 9:25am to 10:40am

Social History and The Great Gatsby (NLC)

  • 12477 ENGL 1302 Composition II MW 8:00am to 9:15am
  • 22432 LIBR 0002 Library Research TBD
  • 13850 HIST 1302 United States History II MW 9:25am to 10:40am