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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 and Art in Archaeology)

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.)

Have you often found yourself taking on the role of team leader when working with others? Or perhaps you would like to explore your potential to be a leader. With so many Hood clubs and organizations to join, now is the perfect time to get a head start on learning how to become a successful leader through the BOLD (Building Opportunities through Leadership Development) Living Learning Community. This LLC is your opportunity to live and learn along with other students who have similar aspirations and the drive to become successful leaders. Through this LLC, you will meet and network with leaders from all walks of life, learn skills to help you in college and work with faculty advisers to help you transition into life at Hood. Students who join this LLC also will take an active role in planning field trips and other events that fall into the BOLD theme. The potential for becoming a leader—at Hood, in your community and in your workplace—is in everyone. Take the next step and join BOLD to develop your inner talents!

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)

Embrace your civil rights and liberties by taking part in the Civil and Human Rights are Universal Rights LLC. Learn about the largest U.S. movement for democracy ever and how it changed the social fabric of America. Consider its legacy in the present push for justice by women, the LGBT community, immigrants and others in our changing society. Understand how American ideas about civil rights fit into the bigger picture of worldwide struggles for freedom. But most important, learn by doing rather than just sitting behind your desk when you become part of this living learning community.

Celebrate Hood's yearlong observance of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by taking an active role in a College-sponsored civil rights march. Meet Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine who at 14 years old helped integrate Central High School in 1957, and become inspired by her courage and determination. You'll work on special civil rights-related projects, organize a campus-wide celebration of Black History Month, participate in field trips, volunteer for community service and more. Join with others who are passionate about understanding the power of civil and human rights and take this opportunity to live, learn and make a difference.

Two faculty advisers, Professors Hoda Zaki 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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