2013-14 Living Learning Community Themes
Aligning with USD's core values, there are nine living learning community themes for
Change is the only constant; it is essential for human existence and in the physical world. No matter how hard we strive to maintain consistency, we change. How do gene changes drive biological evolution? How do market forces influence consumer and producer behavior? How does history mark the passage of human change? How have attitudes about racial and ethnic differences evolved over time? What role do mathematics and computer science concepts play in the notion of change? Discover answers to these questions and develop your own in this LLC.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Change LLC:|
|Photography (Artv 160)||CRN 3640||Introduction to Evolution (Biol 190)||
|Introduction to Media Studies (Comm 130)||CRN 1509||Computer Programming I (Comp 150)||CRN 3540|
|Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 101)||
|Calculus I (Math 150)||CRN 3758|
|Introduction to Psychology (Psyc 101)||CRN 1137|
The Faith and Reason CommunityBack to Top
What is the relationship between faith and reason? Science and religion? How is it possible to experience the presence of the Sacred in the ordinary experience of everyday life? Sometimes people who take pride in the power of human intellect look down on religion as a crutch for those who rely on the wisdom that comes from a "higher power". Religious communities sometimes assume that if a scientific theory contradicts their faith, it must be an error. This LLC is for students who see faith and reason as complementary ways of human nature, and are curious about the world and our place in it. Everyone is welcome to participate in this dynamic community: Catholic students, students from other Christian denominations and faith traditions, as well as those who are searching for religious identity.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Faith and Reason LLC:|
|Introduction to Evolution (Biol 190)||CRN 3926||Introduction to Media Studies (Comm 130)||CRN 2627|
|Introduction to Logic (Phil 101)||CRN 1210||Introduction to Physical Science, Mechanics, and Modeling the Natural World (PHYS 270)||CRN 3580|
|Introduction to Psychology (Psyc 101)||CRN 1138||Faith and Reason in World Religions (Thrs 112)||CRN 1110|
The Globalization CommunityBack to Top
What does it mean to live in an increasingly global society? How do we participate in experiences outside of our national borders and comfort zones? Does the possibility of enriching life through increasing integration outweigh the potential new problems created? Are our cultural commonalities stronger than our cultural differences? The culture of any particular place is under the profound influence of past and present cultures around the world. How does the rise of technology shape our economic, political, social, and cultural identities? Will increased globalization cause a greater depletion of our natural resources? Can globalization and sustainable development coexist? Together students and faculty will explore the interconnectedness of our ever-shrinking world in the Globalization community.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Globalization LLC:|
|Introduction to Human Connection (Comm 101D)||CRN 1512||Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 101)||CRN 1465
|Literature in Violent Times (Engl 228)||CRN 3694||Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies (Ethn 140D)||CRN 3617|
|The Vietnam Wars (Hist 116)||CRN 2640||International Relations (Pols 175)||CRN 1945|
The Honors Community Back to Top
This LLC is a community of first-year honors students dedicated to academic excellence. It will serve as your connection to a challenging and rewarding liberal arts education as you join the vibrant company of scholars to explore the universe of human knowledge. You will learn to make your own connections among a vast range of classes, disciplines and ideas, and turn old knowledge into new insights. The honors LLC is no ordinary first-year program; it marks the beginning of a lifelong quest for knowledge, enlightenment, self-improvement and social progress.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Honors LLC:|
|Introduction to Evolution, Genetics and Ecology (Biol 190H)||
|General Chemistry (Chem 151H)||CRN 1544|
|Introduction to Human Connection (Comm 101H)||CRN 2380||Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 101H)||CRN 1462|
|Introduction to Engineering (Engr 101H)||The Drama of Tyranny: Literature, Culture, and Performance during the Reign of Henry VIII (Engl 224H)||CRN 3685|
|War and Peace in the Modern World (Hist 116H)||CRN 3828||Calculus II (Math 151)||CRN 3759|
|Introduction to Political Science (Pols 100H)||CRN 1173|
The Intersections CommunityBack to Top
This LLC explores the physical and human elements that form community. How do people build and maintain communities? What roles do physical proximity, technology, and diversity play in the development of urban communities? What happens when cultures clash, coexist, and come together? How does difference intersect in complex economic and political systems shaped by the contours of power and privilege? San Diego’s location on the border with Mexico provides an interesting and nternational lens through which we can view these questions. Discover first-hand these intersections in the urban classroom that is America’s eighth largest city.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Intersections LLC:|
|Introduction to Media Studies (Comm 130)||CRN 2381||Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 101)||
|Introduction to Engineering (Engr 101)||
|Natural Disasters (Envi 104)||CRN 3909|
|Italian Style, American Streets: The Italian American Experience (Ital 294D)||CRN 3750||College Algebra (Math 115)||CRN 3756|
|Fundamentals of Music (Musc 120)||CRN 1289||Narratives of the Mexic-US Border (Span 294D)||CRN 3840|
The Natural World CommunityBack to Top
Are you interested in all dimensions of scientific thinking? Have you ever wondered about the responsibilities scientists have to the local, national and global community? Is science and discovery displayed in the visions of artists and actors? Can a biologist, philosopher, anthropologist and economist contribute equally to the advancement of science? If you are interested in all aspects of human discovery, this LLC will explore common questions bout scientific discovery, ethical and responsible science, and the consequences of scientific knowledge. Throughout your first year you will explore fundamental questions about the sciences through multiple lenses.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Natural World LLC:|
|Archaeology: How the Unwritten Past Informs the Present (Anth 103)||CRN 1587||Introduction to Microbiology for Non-Majors (Biol 104)||CRN 3921|
|Introduction to Evolution, Genetics, and Ecology (Biol 190)||CRN 3923||Introduction to Engineering (Engr 101)||
|Life in the Ocean (Envi 121)||CRN 3914||Changes in Modern European History (Hist 140)||CRN 3829|
|Cryptography: The Mathematics of Making and Breaking Codes (Math 112)||CRN 3754||Introductory Psychology (Psyc 101)||CRN 2595|
The Social Justice Community Back to Top
What is activism? Is it human nature to value social justice? Are we naturally inclined to think about justice? How can you link your academic experience to justice issues? Analyze these questions with your peers in both contemporary and historical issues of peace and justice in local, national and global contexts. Together, you will live, learn and investigate social activism, social change and the philosophical foundations of justice. Through service, immersion and relationship-building opportunities, you will be encouraged to make more just and sustainable lifestyle choices that promote the common good.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Social Justice LLC:|
|Introduction to Evolution (Biol 190)||CRN 3925||The Global South (Engl 228)||CRN 3694|
|Introduction to Engineering (Engr 101)||CRN 3738||Natural Disasters (Envi 104)||CRN 2094|
|Introduction to Ethnic Studies (Ethn 101D)||CRN 3059||Modern Latin America (Hist 110)||CRN 2639|
|Power and Inequality in Global Perspective (Soci 216D)||CRN 3894||Theatre and Society (Thtr 111)||CRN 1123|
The Space, Place, Sound Community Back to Top
Have you ever wondered about the variety of spaces humans construct? Have you pondered your place in the universe? How have ideas about space and place changed over time? How can art, performance or music transform a contemporary space into a sacred space or a magnificent space? How does technology shape our relationship to space, place, and sound? What turns a space into a place of belonging, a home? Explore these questions through the context of history, art, architecture, music, the cosmos and especially the imagination.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Space, Place, Sound LLC:|
|Art and Architecture of Buddhist Temples (Arth 140)||CRN 3030||Introduction to Film/Video Art (Artv 108)||CRN 3639|
|Introduction to Evolution (Biol 190)||CRN 3922||Understanding East Asia (Hist 110)||CRN 2638|
|International Politics (Pols 175)||
|Music in World Cultures (Musc 140)||CRN 3850|
|Sacred Space and Sound in World Religion (Thrs 112D)||CRN 1111||Introduction to Sociology (Soci 101D)||CRN 2795|
The Sustainability Community Back to Top
Do you think USD can become a carbon neutral campus? Can environmental awareness be expressed in art or poetry? What is ecological stewardship? How can the sciences, social sciences and humanities collaborate to create an environmentally sustainable world? Explore these questions with your peers in the context of positive environmental change and practice "green living." Whether you are interested in sustainable fisheries, cultures of environmentalism or graphic depictions of environmental living, this LLC invites all who are interested in sustaining our environment.
|Preceptorials Linked to the Sustainability LLC:|
|The House of the Future (Arch 121)||CRN 4021||General Chemistry (Chem 151)||CRN 2370|
|Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 101)||
|Cultures of Food (Engl 224)||CRN 3684|
|Life in the Ocean (Envi 121)||CRN 3913||History of Food (Hist 260)||CRN 3832|
|The Environment and American Politics (Pols 125)||CRN 2670||Religion and Ecology (Thrs 203)||CRN 3083|