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Political Campaigns

Explore politicians' use of language and political tactics with running for office, and contemporary and historical uses of media to advance their position in elections.

  • ENGL 1010 - English Composition
  • COMM 1851 - Introduction to Film
  • INTD 1000 - Freshman Seminar

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Continuing Connections


Scroll down to see the communities offered for Fall 2011!

Fall Learning Communities are now offered for all students!

Continuing Connections learning communities are an extension of the Fresh Connections program offered in the Fall. These communities have the same structure as Fresh Connections. Students take a "packaged" schedule of 3 courses built around a common theme. Specially selected faculty work together within the community to integrate the theme into assignments and enrichment activities throughout the semester across courses.

Students are able to sign up for Continuing Connections learning communities regardless of whether they were previously enrolled in Fresh Connections. For those students who were part of Fresh Connections, this is a great way to continue in their course of study. For students new to our program, this is a great way to gain the benefits of being part of a learning community!

Benefits of joining a Continuing Connections learning community:

  • Continuing Connections offers many of the same benefits of the Fresh Connections program. Check out the Fresh Connections benefits page.

  • Allows students to explore a topic of interest outside their major while earning general education and/or elective credits.

  • Gain an understanding of how particular themes apply to diverse courses.

  • Integrated group projects emphasize the theme of the community and help build teamwork skills that will be useful throughout college and future careers.

  • One hour seminar courses pull together the community theme through discussion and enrichment activities to further enhance learning.

How to register for Continuing Connections:

Continuing Connections learning communities are available to all undergraduate students.

Enrollment is limited to 25 students per learning community. In some classes you will attend lectures with a larger group of students, but you and the professors will know the members of your community in the class. Instructors will be working together to coordinate their classes and your assignments around the theme of the community.

Talk to your academic advisor about registering for a Continuing Connections learning community, who will assist you in selecting a community that is right for you and your plan of study. Your advisor will help you in obtaining the necessary permits to register for a Continuing Connections learning community.

Please see the list of Continuing Connections learning communities offered below.

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C54: The Big Dig (7hrs)

Have you ever wondered what life was really like in ancient Egypt after watching “The Mummy?” Decipher some basic hieroglyphic texts, read myths, historical accounts, religious texts, even love poetry in translation, and explore the university’s collection of ancient antiquities to judge whether or not the fantasy portrayed by Hollywood supports the facts known about life and death in the land of the pharaohs.

CRN Course Section Credit Hours Course Name Days Times Instructor
91501 INTD 1000 C54 1  Seminar R 1:00-2:00 L. Corcoran
91502 HIST 1110 C54 3 World Civ I MWF 10:20-11:15 D. Laumann
91510 ANTH 1100 C54 3 Biological Anth & Prehistory MW 12:40-2:05 D. Dye

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C55: We The People* (7hrs)

This community is concerned with the study of the development, structure and processes of the American system of government. Particularly it will focus on how government policies impact individual citizens lives. Special emphasis will be given to the upcoming presidential election. We will study candidates, campaigns, the electoral college, campaign finance laws and other aspects of presidential elections.
* This community  has a prerequisite of English 1010 course credit or test equivalent.

CRN Course Section Credit Hours Course Name Days Times Instructor
91504 INTD 1000 C55 1  Seminar W 9:10-10:05 D. Madlock
91505 HIST 2010 C55 3 The United States to 1877 MWF 11:30-12:25 P. Caffrey
91506 POLS 1100 C55 3 American Government MWF 10:20-11:15 L. Huffstetler

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C56: U of M Centennial - Walking in Memphis (7hrs)

2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the University of Memphis! In this learning community you will examine how the University of Memphis impacted the growth of the city of Memphis. Additional exploration will focus on the unique aspects of our location near the Mississippi River that impacted the growth of the University of Memphis.

CRN Course Section Credit Hours Course Name Days Times Instructor
91507 INTD 1000 C56 1  Seminar M 2:20-3:15 B.Bond & J. Sherman
91508 HIST 2030 C56 3 History of TN MW 12:40-2:05 B.Bond & J. Sherman
91509 COMM 1851 C56 3 Intro to Film R 1:00-4:00 Simpson

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