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Sciences and Mathematics: Conservation Biology LC

The Conservation Biology Learning Community exposes students to Conservation Biology. Students will explore conservation biology through guest lectures by conservation professionals and researchers, readings, and experiential learning.

Fall 2013
Spring 2014

UNIV 1100: Conservation Biology First Year Seminar

ENGL 1100: English Composition I

ENGL 1120: English Composition II

BIOL 1020/1021: Principles of Biology/Lab

BIOL 1030/1031: Organismal Biology/Lab


Coordinator of the Conservation Biology Learning Community:
Dr. Bob Boyd, Faculty in Conservation Biology


Sciences and Mathematics: Disease Hunters LC

We live in an age in which new diseases appear and old diseases change with frightening frequency. In the Disease Hunters Learning Community, College of Sciences and Mathematics freshmen interested in the study of diseases, both in people and animals, will have the opportunity to investigate a number of emerging diseases and gain an introduction to the science of epidemiology. This experience will give students a strong introduction to the study of disease

s, giving them an advantage in their upper level classes. Students will also learn about careers in epidemiology, how to get involved in research as an undergraduate student and have the opportunity to meet Auburn faculty who work on infectious diseases.

Fall 2013
Spring 2014
UNIV 1100: Disease Hunters First Year Seminar

ENGL 1100: English Composition I

ENGL 1120: English Composition II

BIOL 1020/1021: Principles of Biology/Lab

BIOL 1030/1031: Organismal Biology/Lab


Coordinator of the Disease Hunters Learning Community:
Dr. Sharon Roberts, Faculty in Biological Sciences

 

Sciences and Mathematics: Marine Biology LC

The Marine Biology Learning Community is an opportunity to explore various topics in marine biology, such as marine conservation, animal behavior, biotechnology, sustainability and career options. If you've been considering marine biology, here's a great chance to get your feet wet early!

Fall 2013
Spring 2014

UNIV 1100: Marine Biology First Year Seminar

ENGL 1100: English Composition I

ENGL 1120: English Composition II

BIOL 1020/1021: Principles of Biology/Lab

BIOL 1030/1031: Organismal Biology/Lab


Coordinator of the Marine Biology Learning Community:
Dr. Anthony Moss, Faculty in Marine Biology

Sciences and Mathematics: Microbiology Learning Community

The Microbiology Learning Community will explore such topics as microbes and disease, biotechnology, agriculture,and career opportunities. With access to our Microbiology faculty members, students in this learning community develop successful learning and study skills that enhance all aspects of the AU experience and the opportunity to explore the microbes in the world around us.

Fall 2013
Spring 2014

UNIV 1100: Microbiology First Year Seminar

ENGL 1100: English Composition I

ENGL 1120: English Composition II

BIOL 1020/1021: Principles of Biology/Lab

BIOL 1030/1031: Organismal Biology/Lab


Coordinator of the Microbiology Biology Learning Community:
Dr. Paul Cobine, Faculty in Microbiology

Sciences and Mathematics: Pre-Health Learning Community

The Pre-Health Learning Community is made up of College of Sciences and Mathematics freshman interested in a health career such as Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy or Physical Therapy. Interactions with health care professionals and trips to the medical clinic and hospital help students confirm their career choice. Community service projects demonstrate what it means to be in a "helping profession" while strengthening the Auburn community. Students will develop study and learning skills critical to becoming a competitive professional school applicant. If you've been diagnosed with "health care fever" then the Pre-Health Learning Community is your "prescription" for success. Students will have the opportunity to live in the same residence hall in the Village, making it easier to get together and form study groups.

Fall 2013
Spring 2014
UNIV 1150: Pre-Health First Year Seminar

ENGL 1100: English Composition I

ENGL 1120: English Composition II

BIOL 1020/1021: Principles of Biology/Lab

BIOL 1030/1031: Organismal Biology/Lab


Coordinators of the Pre-Health Learning Community:
Krysta Diehl, Academic Advisor in the College of Sciences and Mathematics

Scientific Computing Learning Community

In order to maintain its competitive economic, scientific, and strategic edge, the United States needs to continue to advance computational science and train a greater number of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers who are versed in scientific computing and who are able to collaborate and develop new efficient simulation tools and the needed mathematical theory. Students in this learning community will be introduced to basic skills and technology utilized in the exciting field of scientific computing. This learning community is an interdisciplinary learning community for students in any major.

Fall 2013
Spring 2014
UNIV 1100: Scientific Computing First Year Seminar

Java, MatLab, CProgramming

MATH 1150: Pre-Calculus/MATH 1610: Calculus I

MATH 1610: Calculus I/MATH 1620: Calculus II

HIST 1210: Technology and Civilization I

HIST 1220: Technology and Civilization II


Coordinator of the Scientific Computing Learning Community:
Dr. A.J. Meir, Faculty in Mathematics

 

Women in Science and Engineering Learning Community

The WISE Learning Community, coordinated by the Women's Center in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, seeks to create a healthy and supportive community of learners and friends, provide opportunities for leadership development, and improve the retention of women in Science, Technology, and Engineering Majors (STEM) and to create long-term personal and professional relationships between students. This learning community is an interdisciplinary learning community for students in any major. Coordinated by the Women's Resource Center in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Fall 2013
Spring 2014

UNIV 1150: WISE First Year Seminar

ENGL 1100: English Composition I

ENGL 1120: English Composition II

HIST 1210: Technology and Civilization I

CHEM 1030: Fundamentals of Chemistry I

HIST 1220: Technology and Civilization II

CHEM 1040: Fundamentals of Chemistry II


Coordinators of the Women in Sciences and Engineering Learning Community:
Bonnie Wilson, WISE Coordinator
Dr. Donna Sollie, Assistant Provost in Women's Advancement

 

Last updated: 01/04/2013