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Learning Communities Pre-Health Learning Communities

Pre-Health Learning Communities offer students interested in careers in the health sciences the opportunity to take three classes with the same students, to learn more about and become involved in health care fields, and to explore topics related to health sciences in these courses.

Research in higher education has shown that learning communities help freshmen become acclimated to college life and to academics and to be retained at a higher level.

Fall 2010

Pre-Health Learning Community - A Pre-Health Learning Community - B
English 1010-016
CRN 81226
MWF 9:10-10:05 a.m.
English 1010-021
CRN 81233
MWF 10:20-11:15 a.m.
ACAD 1100-028
CRN 82074
TR 8:00-9:25 a.m.
ACAD 1100-029
CRN 82075
TR 8:00-9:25 a.m.
*** Permits are required for all courses in the communities and students must take all courses in the community.

To receive permits for either learning community, contact Patsy Krech, Director of Undergraduate Advising, 901.678.3374, 107 Scates Hall, (Once registered for one of these communities, students must receive permission to drop from Ms. Krech.)

English 1010 (ENGL) 1010 is the first semester English course which offers students "practice in expository writing with emphasis on content, organization, and style (levels of usage and sentence structure) for different purposes and audiences." (The Undergraduate Catalog) (3 hours credit)

ACAD 1100 (ACAD) is the University's Freshman Orientation course. The pre-health learning community sections will be tailored to the needs of students with interests in healthcare careers. Students will develop skills and work on projects to enhance their background in healthcare, in addition to learning the skills and information necessary for success at the university and for lifelong learning. Opportunities for connecting with established professionals in the health field will be incorporated into the course.

Students will participate in a service learning project to utilize the skills of the courses. (3 hours credit)

The benefits of a learning community are great.  As a member of the learning community, you will:

Enjoy guaranteed enrollment in two beneficial courses,
Learn how to be a successful university student,
Make friends quickly with other students who can attend campus events with you, help you get involved, and discuss your career interests,
Form study groups more easily,
Participate in learning with students with similar career interests,
Meet dedicated instructors who will become mentors and provide connections to University resources and career development opportunities.

Contact the Preprofessional Advisor, at 901-678-5454 for additional information about Pre-Health resources at The University of Memphis.

For further information on the Pre-Health Learning Communities contact Patsy Krech, Director of Undergraduate Advising, 901-678-3374, or visit the website.

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