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2014-2015 Living Learning Communities

LLC 101E: Science Behind the Scenes

(All students in this LLC also must take the First-Year Seminar FYS 101-08 Science in Art in Archaeology)

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Science, engineering and mathematics have drastically altered our society during the past 50 years. From magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the Internet, from cell phones to Netflix, or from radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to Bluetooth, technology has changed how we live, work and communicate. Students who are interested in seeing the ways that applied science has changed our world, both in the past and present, will have the opportunity to experience them hands-on in this LLC.

Travel and activities for this LLC will be focused on showing students how science is involved in nearly every aspect of their lives, often below the surface and behind the scenes. Members of this community will visit laboratories and universities to experience cutting-edge applications of science, as well as travel to nearby museums and historical sites to explore both how science has influenced history and how science can help us better understand our history.

Two faculty advisers, Professors Christopher Stromberg (chemistry) and Gwyneth Whieldon (math), keep in close touch with the student members of the community and the resident assistant of their residence hall to help build links between living and learning. Students earn one academic credit each semester for the activities that are part of the Science Behind the Scenes experience.

LLC 101F: BOLD@Hood (Building Opportunities for Leadership Development)

(All students in this LLC also must take the First-Year Seminar FYS 101-02 Developing Your Leadership Potential.)

BOLD@Hood focuses on developing the mental models, cultivating the behaviors and facilitating the creation of networks that will allow students to prosper as leaders at Hood and in the broader community. During the program students examine enduring qualities of leadership and engage directly with leaders from a cross section of organizational types, from public servants to corporate executives to the directors of nonprofits. A culminating leadership experience provides students the opportunity to hone their skills in teamwork and communication while making a difference in their communities and at Hood.

Two faculty advisers, Professors David Gurzick (economics and business administration) and Kathleen Bands (education), keep in close touch with the student members of the community and the resident assistant of their residence hall to help build links between living and learning. Students earn one academic credit each semester for the activities that are part of the BOLD@Hood experience.

LLC 101G: Civil and Human Rights are Universal Rights

(All students in this LLC also must take the First-Year Seminar FYS 101-09 From Voting Rights to Jim Crow: The Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. and the Struggle for Racial Equality)

Far too often the language surrounding the African American struggle for equal rights has been marginalized by naming it “civil rights” and by isolating it from other movements in the United States and, more importantly, from a universal understanding of human rights enshrined the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

This LLC will work to disabuse its students from such an understanding, and to reframe the Civil Rights Movement in a broad and universal perspective. First, students will learn about the largest movement for democracy in the 20th century in the United States, and will explore its many ramifications in areas such as education and voting. Second, students will explore the influence the Civil Rights Movement on other groups fighting for equality, such as immigrant groups, the LGBT community and women. Third, students will learn how to situate the Civil Rights Movement in a global perspective.

Two faculty advisers, Professors Hoda Zaki (Department of Political Science) and Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs (political science), keep in close touch with the student members of the community and the resident assistant of their residence hall to help build links between living and learning. Students earn one academic credit each semester for the activities that are part of the Civil and Human Rights are Universal Rights experience.

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