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Themed Learning Communities

What is a TLC?


Themed Learning Communities (TLCs) are designed especially for first-year students starting at UCM in the fall. Each TLC consists of two General Education courses that address a common theme from different disciplinary perspectives. Students work closely with each other to complete at least one integrated assignment, typically an engaging, hands-on project. Faculty members also work closely with each other to make sure the connections are clear.

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Benefits of TLCs

Finding a group of friends helps any new student feel more at home. TLCs foster that feeling because you take two courses with the same group of students. Together, you practice integrative learning, or the ability to make connections among different academic subjects. It’s a great way to get more out of courses you would complete anyway.

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Enrolling in TLCs

Admitted freshmen can check “Yes” to TLCs when you fill out your orientation registration. Your academic advisor will make every effort to enroll you in the TLC that matches your interest and degree program. Space is limited, however, so sign up early for the best chance of getting the TLC you want.

Fall 2018 Themed Learning Communities

Library Rocks!

EASC 1004, Introduction to Geology (with Lab) and LIS 1600, University Library and Research Skills. Explore earth's dynamic processes and products, access and interpret maps and other geologic information, and communicate your results confidently.

Music and the Criminal Justice System

CJ 1000, Introduction to Criminal Justice and MUS 1210, Experiencing Music. Learn how police use music to deter crime, explore how prosecutors use rap lyrics as evidence, and discover how music shapes popular perceptions of police work. 


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