Catalog • 2012-2013

Living Learning Communities

For information contact Kelly Steinmetz.

Program Description

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) will provide you with a seamless educational experience. In a LLC, you can experience a fuller, deeper learning by infusing classroom experiences into the residence halls. You will have opportunities to have in-depth conversations with faculty members and foster dialogue with your peers. This will promote greater satisfaction with your overall college experience. In addition, you will engage in learning in the greater community, which will help expand your perceptions and increase your awareness of the global community.

Currently, there are three LLCs:
C.A.R.E. - Caring about Rights Everywhere
E.A.R.T.H. - Environmental Action for Responsible Stewardship
C.R.E.A.T.E. - Community Related Experiences in Art Through Engagement

Program Mission Statement

The mission of Living Learning Communities at Cedar Crest College is to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences to foster characteristics of women’s leadership, civic engagement, and global connectivity. Living Learning Communities cultivate interactions among students, faculty, and staff by building a community of scholars who share common interests.

Global Social Justice and Environmental Ethics Mission Statement

The Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship Living Learning Communities at Cedar Crest College are dedicated to the process of having students explore their own values in the context of individual responsibility to local, regional and global communities. Consistent with the mission of the College, these Living Learning Communities seek to provide students with a liberal arts perspective that is committed to preparing students to become leaders who will strive to alleviate social oppression and environmental degradation through advocacy for social and environmental justice.

Total number of credits required by program: 6 credits

Program Requirements

Participation in a LLC is a full-year commitment: students are required to commit to the fall and spring semesters of the academic year in which they are enrolled in the LLC. Students are also required to live in the LLC residence hall during the year and participate in co-curricular activities outside of classroom time. LLCs are open to all students of sophomore-standing or higher but students must apply for entry into a LLC.

Course Requirements

Courses for each LLC will have specific requirements. For the Global Social Justice LLC please refer to LLC 200 and 201. For the Environmental Stewardship LLC please refer to LLC 202 and LLC 203. Both LLCs require service learning in the Spring semester.

Fulfillment of LAC Requirements

Each LLC may satisfy specific LAC requirements. The Global Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship LLCs satisfy the Global Studies, Writing 2, and Ethics requirements.