2012 Freshman Learning Communities


Business Today (two sections): This FLC will enable entering students to understand the breadth of business opportunities and careers as well as assist in their transition to college and the School of Business through the inclusion of the Freshman Year Experience (FYE).  This FLC includes BUS 101 Introduction to Business, THR 100 Introduction to Theatre and HY 120 The United States to 1877 or SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology.


Dollars and Sense: An Introduction to Business, Economics, and Personal Finance: This FLC will take a practical approach to introducing students to the very real issue of managing their finances in the college environment by engaging them in creating a lifetime financial plan as well as participating in a service learning project.  Topics of this course include financial literacy and the mathematics of money. This FLC includes LCB 101  Dollars and Sense, BUS 101 Introduction to Business, & PY 101 Introduction to Psychology.  


Engage in Blazer Engineering  (Engineering majors only) (three sections): This FLC is required for all entering freshmen in the School of Engineering (with the exception of University Honors students) as essential preparation for any of the engineering disciplines.  Students gain a sound foundation in the academic skills, professional ethics, and teamwork necessary for success in the classroom and at work.  Curriculum includes an engineering design team project.  This FLC includes EGR 110 Introduction to Engineering and ME 102 Engineering Graphics.  Learning communities formed during fall semester will stay together during spring semester as students complete EGR 111 Introduction to Engineering II. 


I Lead:  Accessing Your Leadership Potential (two sections):  This FLC will examine qualities of effective leaders and how leadership skills can affect everything from your personal relationships to your career development.  Students will develop their own leadership goals and show specific plans to achieve these goals.  Self assessment tools will be used in this course to help students identify what type of leadership qualities and characteristics they have. This FLC includes LCB 103 I Lead: Assessing Leadership Potential, BUS 101 Introduction to Business, and HY 120 The United States to 1877 or CM 101 Public Speaking.