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2012-13 Living Learning Communities

We are pleased to offer both a humanities- and a science-based living learning community for the 2012-13 academic year. Which one will you choose?  Apply to the program by clicking on the registration form at right, and let us know your community preference!

LLC 101A: Dwelling in the Past

(All students in this LLC also will take the First-Year Seminar Approaches to the Past: Valley of the Kings to the High Sierra.)

This highly successful LLC offered during the 2011-2012 academic year is back by popular demand. Students interested in the people, societies and events of the past will explore many facets of distant and not-so-distant time periods by participating in Hood’s Dwelling in the Past community. Activities for this LLC will focus on different ways in which scholars study the past and interpret their findings for each other and for the public. Students will participate in Hood campus events, explore historical sites in the Frederick vicinity, examine real artifacts from the Civil War, and take a field trip to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Two faculty advisers will help build links between living and learning for this community: Emilie Amt, Ph.D., professor of history; and Jennifer Ross, Ph.D., associate professor of art and archaeology.

LLC 101D: Exploring the Natural World

(All students in this LLC also will take the First-Year Seminar Illuminating the Wild.)

Students interested in the sciences can explore nature and human impact by participating in Hood’s Exploring the Natural World community. Activities for this LLC will focus on hands-on natural history explorations and the ways these contribute pro-actively to conservation biology and environmental science. Students will participate in Hood campus events, get a taste of studying natural history in different sites in the Frederick vicinity, and take a field trip to explore some aspect of conservation research.

Faculty adviser Eric Kindahl, Ph.D., professor of biology, will help build links between living and learning for this community.