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2014/2015

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Core Value: Full Development

When you first enroll, you will need to determine which learning community and Connections Project course you will want to take.

  • There are nine different courses from which to choose, each associated with a different learning community.
  • The learning communities are designed around three different commitments to Social Justice: Diversity, Leadership, Service

This interactive and dynamic course includes

  • weekly face-to-face meetings with your Peer Mentor cohort leaders
  • the completion of on-line learning modules and assessments through Campustoolkit.com
  • participation in the Leadership, Diversity, or Service for Social Justice Learning Community Projects
  • discussions related to the 2014-2015 University common reading, Enrique’s Journey
  • participation in the larger Holy Names University Community through co-curricular and extra-curricular events will help you to connect in meaningful ways that will support your social and academic transition into college life

The Connections Project Lab officially begins on Friday, September 5th during the Connections Project Mini Retreat from 12:00-6:00PM in the Brennan Student Lounge.


Connections Project Courses and Learning Communities

Learning Community: Diversity for Social Justice

Students joining this community commit to exploration of their own identities, and learning more about the identities of others, in a community composed of students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The Diversity Community includes:

MUSC097-1 Introduction to Music, Prof. Hofer, Tues-Thurs, 9:30-10:45am
ISAC001-1, The Ancient World, Prof. Gibson, Mon-Wed, 9:30-10:45am
ISAC001-3, The Ancient World, Prof. Salazar, Mon-Wed, 9:30-10:45am

Residential Students in the Diversity Community live on Dunn 2nd or 3rd floor.

Check back soon for the names Peer Mentors and Resident Assistants in the Diversity Learning Community.

Learning Community: Leadership for Social Justice

Students in the Leadership community commit to personal growth and connection with others through leadership development and campus involvement. The Leadership community includes:

PSCI001-1, Introduction to Political Science, Prof. Patrinos, Tues-Thurs, 11am-12:15pm
ISAC001-2, The Ancient World, Prof. Truxler, Mon-Wed, 9:30-10:45am
ISAC001-5, The Ancient World, Prof. Handler, Mon-Wed, 9:30-10:45am

Residential Students in the Leadership community live in Feehan.

Check back soon for the names of Peer Mentors and Resident Assistants in the Leadership Learning Community.

Learning Community: Service for Social Justice

Students in the Service Community commit to deepening understanding of self and others through service and community involvement. The Service community includes:

SOCI001-2, Introduction to Sociology, Prof. Sarno, Tues-Thurs, 3-4:15pm
ISAC001-4, The Ancient World, Prof. Prentiss, Mon-Wed, 9:30-10:45am
ISAC001-6, The Ancient World, Prof. Villanueva, Mon-Wed, 9:30-10:45am

Residential Students in the Service community live on Dunn 2nd or 3rd Floor.

Check back soon for the names Peer Mentors and Resident Assistants in the Service Learning Community.

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