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Spring 2014 - Linked Courses

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Philosophy and Composition: Knowledge and Ignorance
(5 credits English 101 AND 5 credits Philosophy 101; meets daily 9:30 - 11:20 a.m.)
Instructors: Geoffrey Bagwell (geoffrey.bagwell@scc.spokane.edu) and Kathryn McKenna (kathryn.mckenna@scc.spokane.edu)
Meets ^W requirement
How do you know that the world you see around you exists? Can you prove that it does? How do you know that you’re not being deceived? After all, sometimes our eyes play tricks on us and our dreams often feel very real. How do you know that you’re not dreaming right now or that your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you at this very moment? These are some of the questions philosophers ask. In this course, we will ask these questions and explore some possible answers by studying and writing about various philosophical and literary texts. Our goal will be to enhance our ability to think by examining the reasoning of some of the greatest thinkers of the Western tradition whose arguments will challenge our deepest assumptions.

All students who enroll in this section of Philosophy 101 will also be in the same section of English 101. In this course, you will compose major writing and research assignments for Philosophy in addition to developing college-level essay structure, research methods, critical thinking skills, and reading and writing proficiency.

Register using the following item number and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2592 for Philosophy 101 and English 101
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Geography and Composition: The Earth Transformed
(5 credits from English 101 AND 5 credits from Geography 101; meets daily 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m)
Instructors: David Stasney, Geography (David.Stasney@scc.spokane.edu) and Andrea Reid, English (Andrea.Reid@scc.spokane.edu)
Meets ^W requirement
Human population has passed the 7 billion mark, and all parts of the world are increasingly interconnected. How have people modified our environment, both globally and locally, and what are the trends for the future? As an “Introduction to Geography” course, this class is structured around an examination of these questions. All students who enroll in this section of Geography 101 will also be in the same section of English 101. In this course, you will compose major writing and research assignments for Geography in addition to developing college-level essay structure, research methods, and critical thinking, reading and writing.

Register using the following item number and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2598 for Geography 101 and English 101

Spring 2014 - Fully Integrated Learning Communities

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The Changing Face of Discrimination
(10 credits, 7:15 to 9:20 a.m. M – Th, no Fridays)
Scott Finnie and Angela Wizner, Instructors
This learning community provides a journey into the history and irony of discrimination both at home and abroad. Special attention will be devoted to the failures and remedies of human interaction and the role of power and privilege among conflicting groups. Seminar groups/discussions, videos, readings, and short papers will be central to the class format. This learning community is composed of History 136 or 137 and Communication Studies 227 or Special Topics in Communication Studies.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2277 for History 136 and Communication Studies 227
  • 2286 for History 137 and Communication Studies 227
  • 2280 for History 136 and Communication Studies 294
  • 2289 for History 137 and Communication Studies 294
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InSync: College Success from the Start
Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success. InSync I is composed of English 94 (Study Skills) and English 99 (Basic Writing), and InSync II gives you credit for English 99 (Reading Improvement) and English 99 (Improving Writing).

InSync II
(10 credits, English 96 and 99; meets daily from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Angela Rasmussen and Andrea Reid, Instructors

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2529 for English 96 and English 99

Winter 2014 - Fully Integrated Learning Communities

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Would You Survive the Hunger Games? Dystopian World Visions ^W
(10 credits, Sociology 101 and English 101, 102, or 238; meets daily from 9:30 to 11:20 a.m.)
Rebecca Lindekugel and Carrie Bucher, Instructors
Meets “W” Requirements
Dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games hold an important place in the literary world, with some of the world’s finest authors working in the genre. These books grapple with very important questions, such as what constitutes free will? Is a highly restricted but relatively safe existence preferable to one that is freer but full of uncertainty? Join us as we examine these and other questions while reading, discussing, and writing about some of the more influential books of our time.

In this course, you will demonstrate knowledge of the elements of a college-level expository essay and the ability to produce such essays in response to a variety of assignments, and also identify and explain social forces that can effect cultural change. This course meets the “W” (Writing Intensive) graduation requirement.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2568 for Sociology 101^W and English 101
  • 2637 for Sociology 101^W and English 102
  • 2675 for Sociology 101^W and English 238
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InSync: College Success from the Start
Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success. InSync I is composed of English 94 (Study Skills) and English 99 (Basic Writing), and InSync II gives you credit for English 99 (Reading Improvement) and English 99 (Improving Writing).

InSync I
(10 credits, English 94 and 97; meets daily from 8:30 - 10:20 a.m.)

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2502 for English 94 and English 97

InSync II
(10 credits, English 96 and 99; meets daily from 9:30 - 11:20 a.m.)
Mita Sen and Jean Kavanagh, Instructors

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2466 for English 96 and English 99

Fall 2013 - Fully Integrated Learning Communities

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Women and Men: Examining Gender Roles in Literature
5 credits from English 101, 102, or 238 AND
5 credits from English 278 or 111
(10 credits, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday)
Instructors: Angela Rasmussen (ARasmussen@scc.spokane.edu, 533-8011) and Andrea Reid (AReid@scc.spokane.edu, 533-7382)
Fulfills both ^D and ^W requirements
This 10-credit Learning Community combines composition and literature in a setting that challenges students as critical thinkers, readers, and writers. Drawing on the literature of women writers, students gain a better understanding of how women represent their lives and concerns. The reading list includes a variety of authors whose lives, primarily drawing on the writings of 19th and 20th Century British and American authors whose geographical locations and historical contexts reflect a wide range of experiences. The class covers traditional literary analysis skills of Introduction to Literature but focuses exclusively on writing by female authors, so students may enroll in either ENGL 111 or ENGL 278. The class also examines men's experiences, looking at expectations of masculinity within socially-constructed gender roles. A key component of the class is the use of guest speakers on a variety of gender-related topics. By the end of the class, students have a deeper understanding of how to read and interpret literature and how to write clear, persuasive academic essays.

Register using one of the following combination of courses:

  • 2294 and 2748: English 278^D^W and English 101
  • 2295 and 2805: English 278^D^W and English 102
  • 2296 and 2852: English 278^D^W and English 238
  • 2290 and 2751: English 111^W and English 101
  • 2289 and 2802: English 111^W and English 102
  • 2288 and 2851: English 111^W and English 238

Fall 2013 - Linked Courses

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Geography and Composition: The Earth Transformed
5 credits from English 101 AND
5 credits from Geography 101
(10 credits, 9:30 -- 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday)
Instructors: Chris Kent, Geogrpahy (ckent@scc.spokane.edu, 533-8407) and Betsy Lawrence (blawrence@scc.spokane.edu, 533-8103)
Fulfills ^W requirement
Human population has passed the 7 billion mark, and all parts of the world are increasingly interconnected. How have people modified our environment, both globally and locally, and what are the trends for the future? As an “Introduction to Geography” course, this class is structured around an examination of these questions.

All students who enroll in this section of Geography 101 will also be in the same section of English 101. In this course, you will compose major writing and research assignments for Geography in addition to developing college-level essay structure, research methods, and critical thinking, reading and writing.

Register using one of the following item numbers:

  • 2358: Geography 101
  • 2745: English 101

Spring 2013 - Fully Integrated Learning Communities

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American Dreams: Lost and Found ^W
(10 credits, English 101, 102 or 238; and English 111 or 249; meets daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Rebecca Lindekugel and Carrie Bucher, Instructors
Mike Burns and Jeannie Isern, Instructors
Meets “W” Requirements
America has been built on the idea that all Americans have an equal opportunity to strive for their own American dream, whatever that might be. It is also a theme that re-occurs in American literature from the diaries of the original explorers such as John Smith to the works of contemporary authors working on their accounts of this idea. It certainly is a pertinent theme today with a divided populace, an economy in contraction and the seemingly constant arguments over who is now entitled to be eligible to achieve their own American dream. What, if anything has changed? Is America still a land of opportunity? Are the paths to achievement still visible for Americans? How can young people hoping for a second chance find their way? These are the questions we hope to raise in this paired offering through the readings and assignments we develop.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2188 for English 111^W and English 101
  • 2189 for English 111^W and English 102
  • 2191 for English 111^W and English 238
  • 2636 for English 249^W and English 101
  • 2647 for English 249^W and English 102
  • 2648 for English 249^W and English 238
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The Changing Face of Discrimination
(10 credits, 7:15 to 9:20 a.m. M – Th, no Fridays)
Scott Finnie and Angela Wizner, Instructors
This learning community provides a journey into the history and irony of discrimination both at home and abroad. Special attention will be devoted to the failures and remedies of human interaction and the role of power and privilege among conflicting groups. Seminar groups/discussions, videos, readings, and short papers will be central to the class format. This learning community is composed of History 136 or 137 and Communication Studies 227 or Special Topics in Communication Studies.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2274 for History 136 and Communication Studies 227
  • 2286 for History 137 and Communication Studies 227
  • 2277 for History 136 and Communication Studies 294
  • 2289 for History 137 and Communication Studies 294
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InSync: College Success from the Start
Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success. InSync I is composed of English 94 (Study Skills) and English 99 (Basic Writing), and InSync II gives you credit for English 99 (Reading Improvement) and English 99 (Improving Writing).

InSync II
(10 credits, English 96 and 99; meets daily from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Angela Rasmussen and Andrea Reid, Instructors

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2481 for English 96 and English 99

Winter 2013 - Fully Integrated Learning Communities

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Would You Survive the Hunger Games? Dystopian World Visions ^W(10 credits, Sociology 101 and English 101, 102 or 338; meets daily from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
Rebecca Lindekugel and Carrie Bucher, Instructors
Meets “W” Requirements
Dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games hold an important place in the literary world, with some of the world’s finest authors working in the genre. These books grapple with very important questions, such as what constitutes free will? Is a highly restricted but relatively safe existence preferable to one that is freer but full of uncertainty? Join us as we examine these and other questions while reading, discussing, and writing about some of the more influential books of our time.

In this course, you will demonstrate knowledge of the elements of a college-level expository essay and the ability to produce such essays in response to a variety of assignments, and also identify and explain social forces that can effect cultural change. This course meets the “W” (Writing Intensive) graduation requirement.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2304 for Sociology 101^W and English 101
  • 2307 for Sociology 101^W and English 102
  • 2310 for Sociology 101^W and English 238
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: America through the Camera Lens (10 credits, English 247 and English 101, 102, or 238; meets daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Betsy Lawrence and Angela Rasmussen, Instructors
Meets "D" and "W" Requirements
During the second half of the twentieth century, American society saw big changes in the population demographics: an influx of immigrants and people with newly acquired rights, all of whom have been a major influence in preparing America for the twenty-first century. It is time, now, to hear their stories, feel their emotions, and assess their experiences to both understand them as well as knowing your personal role in this highly specialized, cross-cultural society. This class will include literature and film and will fulfill both your "W" and "D" requirements, introducing you to writers and poets who come from multicultural backgrounds.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2133 for English 247^W and English 101
  • 2133 for English 247^W and English 102
  • 2133 for English 247^W and English 238
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The New Majority: Reading and Writing the Changing American Society (10 credits, US History 1 or US History 2 and Introduction to Film (Humanities 141); meets daily 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Stacy Kowtko and Adam Sharp, Instructors
Movies and television sit at the heart of American culture, a culture resulting from the history this country has lived, breathed, and died to produce. The camera lens shows a reflection of who we are, who we *think* we are, and who we hope to be. Jump into the silver screen and the boob tube with us as we go in search of America through the camera lens. We will be exploring the full expanse of American History from pre-European contact through the present day using the "lens" (pun intended) of film - feature film, documentary, television and more - in a unique, exciting blend of history, humanities, filmography, and culture studies approaches.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2121 for Humanities 141 and US History 1
  • 2124 for Humanities 141 and US History 2
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InSync: College Success from the Start Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success. InSync I is composed of English 94 (Study Skills) and English 99 (Basic Writing), and InSync II gives you credit for English 99 (Reading Improvement) and English 99 (Improving Writing).

InSync I
(10 credits, English 94 and 97; meets daily from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Jean Kavanagh and Kate Reed, Instructors

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2433 for English 94 and English 97

InSync II
(10 credits, English 96 and 99; meets daily from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Mita Sen and Andrea Reid, Instructors

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:

  • 2439 for English 96 and English 99

Fall 2012 - Linked Class:

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Your Learning Environment
(10 credits, English 151: Study Skills, 11:30 a.m. and Biology 100: Environmental Biology, 12:30 p.m.)
Deb Kyle and Dave Cole, Instructors

This linked class combines English 151, College Reading and Study Skills taught by Deb Kyle, and Biology 100, Environmental Biology taught by Dave Cole. If you want to be successful in Environmental Biology, you need to create a successful study environment! English 151 will teach you how to accomplish this by focusing on strategies that work best in learning science and by coordinating assignments with your Biology 100 class..

Registration details will appear here when they become available.

Spring 2012 - Fully Integrated Learning Communities

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The Changing Face of Discrimination
(10 credits, 7:15-9:20 a.m. MWTR - no Fridays)
Scott Finnie and Angela Wizner, Instructors

This learning community provides a journey into the history and irony of discrimination both at home and abroad. Special attention will be devoted to the failures and remedies of human interaction and the role of power and privilege among conflicting groups. Seminar groups/discussions, videos, readings, and short papers will be central to the class format. This learning community is composed of History 136 or 137 and Communication Studies 227 or Special Topics in Communication Studies.

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InSync II: College Success from the Start
(10 credits, 9:30-11:20 a.m. daily)
Deb Kyle and Andrea Reid, Instructors

Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success. This learning community is composed of English 99 (Reading Improvement) and English 99 (Improving Writing).


Winter 2012 - Fully Integrated Learning Communities

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The New Majority: Reading and Writing the Changing American Society
(10 credits, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday)
Betsy Lawrence and Angela Rasmussen, Instructors
Meets "D" and "W" Requirements

During the second half of the twentieth century, American society saw big changes in the population demographics: an influx of immigrants and people with newly acquired rights, all of whom have been a major influence in preparing America for the twenty-first century. It is time, now, to hear their stories, feel their emotions, and assess their experiences to both understand them as well as knowing your personal role in this highly specialized, cross-cultural society. This class will include literature and film and will fulfill both your "W" and "D" requirements, introducing you to writers and poets who come from multicultural backgrounds.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:
  • 2232: English 247 and English 101
  • 2235: English 247 and English 102
  • 2238: English 247 and English 238

InSync: College Success from the Start

Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success. InSync I is composed of English 94 (Study Skills) and English 99 (Basic Writing), and InSync II gives you credit for English 99 (Reading Improvement) and English 99 (Improving Writing).

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InSync I
(10 credits, 8:30-10:20 a.m., Monday-Friday)
Deb Kyle and Jean Kavanagh, Instructors

Register using the following item number and you will automatically be registered into both classes:
  • 2502: English 94 and English 97

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InSync II
(10 credits, 9:30-11:20 a.m., Monday-Friday)
Denise Lambert and Kathy Ewing, Instructors

Register using the following item number and you will automatically be registered into both classes:
  • 2511: English 96 and English 99

Fall 2011 - Linked Classes:

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Think Politically - Write Critically!
(10 credits, 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Monday-Friday)
Paul Tesch and Jean Kavanagh, Instructors

Introduction to Global Issues and Basic English Composition are being offered as LINKED classes this quarter. Introduction to Global Issues, designated as both a "W" and a "D" course, provides you with a unique focus of study on political thinking and ideas from a global perspective; Basic English Composition sharpens your skills in information literacy, critical thinking, and your ability to write both expository and persuasive essays. Sign up for one and you will automatically be registered in both classes.

Register using one of the following item numbers:
  • 2895: English 101
  • 2628: Political Science 125

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Algebra and Learning Strategies for Success - Two linked classes that join forces for the benefit of students
(5 credits, Math 96, Introductory Algebra, Hybrid - meets 9:30-10:20 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; Wednesday and Friday arranged - Kamilia Nemri, Instructor)
(5 credits, English 151, College Reading and Study Skills - meets 8:30-9:20 a.m. Monday-Friday - Deb Kyle, Instructor)

Do you want to learn study skills strategies that help you succeed in math and college classes? Try taking Math 96 (hybrid) as it is linked to a study skills course, English 151. Both classes will focus on the skills you need to successfully complete Math 96, and as a bonus, you'll become a better student in general. If you enroll in one class, you will automatically be enrolled in the other.

Register using one of the following item numbers:
  • 2988: English 151
  • 3354: Math 96

Fall 2011 - Fully Integrated Learning Communities:

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Women and Men: Examining Gender Roles in Literature
5 credits from English 101, 102, or 238 and
5 credits from English 278 or 111
(10 credits, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday)
Fulfills both ^D and ^W requirements
Instructors: Angela Rasmussen
(ARasmussen@scc.spokane.edu, 533-8011) and Andrea Reid (AReid@scc.spokane.edu, 533-7382)
This 10-credit Learning Community combines composition and literature in a setting that challenges students as critical thinkers, readers, and writers. Drawing on the literature of women writers, students gain a better understanding of how women represent their lives and concerns. The reading list includes a variety of authors whose lives, primarily drawing on the writings of 19th and 20th Century British and American authors whose geographical locations and historical contexts reflect a wide range of experiences. The class covers traditional literary analysis skills of Introduction to Literature but focuses exclusively on writing by female authors, so students may enroll in either ENGL 111 or ENGL 278. The class also examines men's experiences, looking at expectations of masculinity within socially-constructed gender roles. A key component of the class is the use of guest speakers on a variety of gender-related topics. By the end of the class, students have a deeper understanding of how to read and interpret literature and how to write clear, persuasive academic essays.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:
  • 2478: English 278^D^W and English 101
  • 2481: English 278^D^W and English 102
  • 2484: English 278^D^W and English 238
  • 2460: English 111^W and English 101
  • 2463: English 111^W and English 102
  • 2466: English 111^W and English 238

Spring 2011

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The Changing Face of Discrimination
(10 credits, 7:15-9:20 a.m. MWTR - no Fridays)
Scott Finnie and Angela Wizner, Instructors

This learning community provides a journey into the history and irony of discrimination both at home and abroad. Special attention will be devoted to the failures and remedies of human interaction and the role of power and privilege among conflicting groups. Seminar groups/discussions, videos, readings, and short papers will be central to the class format. This learning community is composed of History 136 or 137 and Communication Studies 227.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:
  • 2640: Communication Studies 227 and History 136
  • 2643: Communication Studies 227 and History 137

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The Theatrics of Modernism: Reading and Writing about Drama of the 20th Century
(10 credits, 9:30-11:30 a.m. M-F)
Adam Sharp and Mita Sen, Instructors

The twentieth century was a time of change. Many political, social, artistic and universal changes occurred which have impacted the current global society. The artistic expressions have revealed these changes through plays and stage productions. While many theatrical productions have been produced over in the twentieth century, there are those productions that have made historical mark on the world community. Some of the works were modern interpretations of older plays, and others were plays that encompassed current issues that are still important in the twenty-first century. This course will explore those theatrical plays, performances and works that have had a major impact on how we see ourselves and the world around us. For more information, contact Adam Sharp (ASharp@scc.spokane.edu or 533-7387) or Mita Sen (SSen@scc.spokane.edu or 533-7367).

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:
  • 2307: Drama 101 and English 101
  • 2310: Drama 101 and English 102
  • 2313: Drama 101 and English 238

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InSync: College Success from the Start
(10 credits, 9:30-11:20 a.m. daily)
Betsy Lawrence and Angela Rasmussen, Instructors

Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success. This learning community is composed of English 96 (Reading Improvement) and English 99 (Improving Writing).

Register using the following item number and you will automatically be registered in both classes:
  • 2631: English 96 and English 99

Fall 2010

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Women and Men: Examining Gender Roles in Literature
5 credits from English 101, 102, or 225 and
5 credits from English 278 or 111
(10 credits, 9:30-11:30 a.m. daily)
Fulfills both ^D and ^W requirements
Instructors: Angela Rasmussen
(ARasmussen@scc.spokane.edu, 533-8011) and Andrea Reid (AReid@scc.spokane.edu, 533-7382)
This 10-credit Learning Community combines composition and literature in a setting that challenges students as critical thinkers, readers, and writers. Drawing on the literature of women writers, students gain a better understanding of how women represent their lives and concerns. The reading list includes a variety of authors whose lives, primarily drawing on the writings of 19th and 20th Century British and American authors whose geographical locations and historical contexts reflect a wide range of experiences. The class covers traditional literary analysis skills of Introduction to Literature but focuses exclusively on writing by female authors, so students may enroll in either ENGL 111 or ENGL 278. The class also examines men's experiences, looking at expectations of masculinity within socially-constructed gender roles. A key component of the class is the use of guest speakers on a variety of gender-related topics. By the end of the class, students have a deeper understanding of how to read and interpret literature and how to write clear, persuasive academic essays.

Register using the following item numbers:
  • 2595: English 111 and English 101
  • 2598: English 111 and English 102
  • 2601: English 111 and English 238
  • 2613: English 278 and English 101
  • 2616: English 278 and English 102
  • 2619: English 278 and English 238

Spring 2010

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Developing through Relationships
Psychology 210 and English 101 or 102
(10 credits, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily)
Instructors: Camelia Maianu and Andrea Reid

This course explores how our first relationships influence every area of our development including physical, emotional, moral, cognitive, self/identity, and social development. Through a variety of texts, including literature, film, and current events, students will gain an understanding of the various domains of human development, including their respective research studies, theories, and practices. We will discuss the behavioral aspects (what do children do?) and theoretical aspects (how do psychologists explain what children do?) of child development, and how research can be used to inform practical problems of a developmental nature. Students will develop composition skills using English 101 or English 102 goals, in order to communicate their ideas about the subject matter clearly and knowledgably.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:
  • 2541: Psychology 210 and English 101
  • 2544: Psychology 210 and English 102
  • 2547: Psychology 210 and English 238

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The Changing Face of Discrimination
(10 credits, 7:15-9:20 a.m. MWTR - no Fridays)
Scott Finnie and Angela Wizner, Instructors

This learning community provides a journey into the history and irony of discrimination both at home and abroad. Special attention will be devoted to the failures and remedies of human interaction and the role of power and privilege among conflicting groups. Seminar groups/discussions, videos, readings, and short papers will be central to the class format. This learning community is composed of History 136 or 137 and Communication Studies 227.

Register using one of the following item numbers and you will automatically be registered in both classes:
  • 2640: Communication Studies 227 and History 136
  • 2643: Communication Studies 227 and History 137

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InSync: College Success from the Start
(10 credits, 9:30-11:20 a.m. daily)
Debbie Kyle and Jeannie Isern, Instructors

Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success. This learning community is composed of English 94 (Study Skills) and English 97 (Basic Writing).

Register using the following item number and you will automatically be registered in both classes:
  • 2682: Communication Studies 227 and History 137

Fall 2009

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From Faustus to The Dark Knight: Heroes and Antiheroes in Popular Culture
(10 credits, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily)

Where do writers come up with the stories for movies like The Matrix, Braveheart, Gladiator, and Hellboy? Our class will explore the idea that there are no truly original stories. Throughout history, societies have re-imagined a select number of stories that reflect their specific concerns: attitudes about self, gender, society, and "the other." Drawing on the texts of early British literature, we will focus one of those stories - the hero's journey - and explore how these tales are revised and retold in contemporary American culture. We will trace the origins of the warrior myth in Beowulf, see it updated in Shakespeare's Othello, and discuss its influence on popular movies like The Dark Knight. The class combines literary and visual texts, helping students develop reading, writing, and thinking skills through a mixture of lectures, seminars, essays, small group discussions, films, oral presentations, and guest lectures.

Register using the following item numbers:
  • 2582: English 111 and English 101
  • 2583: English 111 and English 102
  • 2584: English 111 and English 238
  • 2586: English 208 and English 101
  • 2587: English 208 and English 102
  • 2588: English 208 and English 238

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InSync: College Success from the Start
(10 credits, hours TBA)

Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success.

Register using the following item numbers:
  • 2931: English 94 (Study Skills) and English 97 (Basic Writing) -
    Taught by Debbie Kyle and Dennis Keen
  • 2940: English 96 (Reading Improvement ) and English 99 (Improving Writing) -
    Taught by Mita Sen and Nan Bulish

Spring 2009

The Changing Face of Discrimination
(10 credits, 7:15-9:20 a.m. M-Th)

This course provides a journey into the history and irony of discrimination both at home and abroad. Special attention will be devoted to the failures and remedies of human interaction and the role of power and priviledge among conflicting groups. Seminar groups/discussions, videos, reading, and short papers will be central to the class format.

  • History 121 or 122 and Speech 220

Natural Numbers
(10 credits, 7:30-11:30 a.m. daily)

Discover how humans and other living things interact with each other and their environment while exploring natural areas in the Northwest. Basic biology and ecological principles will be integrated with mathematics to illustrate the connections between the two disciplines. Analyze data collected on field trips and in the lab. Local and regional environmental issues will be used as examples of the impact of humans worldwide. Make it more interesting and enjoyable to learn the math by applying it to real-world situations. Fulfills the AA lab science and mathematics requirement.

  • Math 115 and Biology 100

InSync: College Success from the Start
(10 credits, hours TBA)

Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success.

  • English 94/96 and English 97

Winter 2009

Radical, Rebels and Revolutionaries: Perspectives on Latin America
(10 credits, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily)

This course will study the development and expression of culture and society within the context of politics and economy in Latin America. This class will highlight social and cultural components, while exploring comprehensive issues of diplomacy, politics, and economics. The blend of Latin American history and literature provides students a deeper understanding of this region and its people, but it also helps develop critical reading, writing and thinking skills that will enable student success in any academic classes. Students will be able to earn 10 credits toward an AA degree through the composition and history courses, as well as meet the "W" and "D" requirements.

  • History 137 or Humanities 295 and English 101, 102, or 238

InSync: College Success from the Start
(10 credits, hours TBA)

Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success.

  • English 94 and English 97

InSync II
(10 credits, hours TBA)

This second quarter of InSync will offer additional preparation for students. The focus will be on developing the reading and writing skills that will help you be the most successful student possible in college. Similar to the first quarter of InSync, you will be in a learning community that helps develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success.

  • English 96 and English 99

Fall 2008

InSync: College Success from the Start
(10 credits, 9:30-11:30 a.m. daily or 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily)

Attending college is an important step in transforming your dreams into firm foundations for career and academic success. InSync is a learning community where you will develop a sense of belonging in the academic world by reading, studying, and writing with others in an enriched educational environment that will focus directly on your dreams, your direction, and your success.

  • English 96 and English 97 (9:30-11:30 a.m. section)
  • English 94 and English 97 (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. section)

The Power of Food
(15 credits, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily)

Hungry to learn? Eager to graduate? Get more than your daily bread and water with our three-course menu of history, composition, and literature. The Power of Food fulfills three AA degree requirements, as well as the "W" requirement, in a single appetizing quarter. Join us in our learning community that explores how food shapes every aspect of civilization. We will bring to the table tantalizing topics such as the way food defines gender roles, establishes family traditions, shapes cultural expectations, and dictates international diplomacy. Your full plate includes prime cuts of literature, writing, and historical non-fiction with hearty helpings of film, advertisement, music, animation, and TV dinners. Not only will this smorgasbord satisfy your craving for intellectual growth, you will have opportunities to sharpen your skills as a student - as a reader, writer, and critical thinker. Be a part of our exciting culinary adventure by signing up for this 15-credit interdisciplinary course today! This course will be taught by Andrea Reid, Stacy Kowtko, and Angela Rasmussen.

  • English 111 and History 136 or 137, and English 101, 102, or 238


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