Learning Communities

Making connections through General Education

Joining a General Education Learning Community (GELC) will help you meet other first-year students, engage with professors and focus your General Education requirements to best complement your interests and major and minor pathways.

Over a term you will work with two professors and 35 other students to examine a set of related ideas. Being part of a focused cohort of like-minded students and engaging in undergraduate research will not only enhance your first year experience, but will help you to develop transferable intellectual and social capacities that make for well-rounded graduates.
 

Complementing your Major

By bringing together rich content and intellectual capacities General Education Learning Communities help you to find relevant connections to your interests and future choices.

Not sure what to major in or if a minor is right for you?

Through choosing a General Education Learning Community theme you can explore the many options available at Mount Royal.
You’ll broaden your understanding of subjects that may complement your major or minor pathway by providing guidance in connecting your interests by creating a broader world perspective.

Fall 2018 Theme:

The Science and Interpretation of Climate Change (GNED 1103 & GNED 1203)
 

Learning Community ThemeClusters and Courses Fall 2018Description
   
The Science and Interpretation of Climate Change
GNED 1103 -  Innovation
GNED 1203 -  Cultural Perspectives on Science
 

GNED 1103 & GNED 1203

The Science and Interpretation of Climate Change is a Learning Community that consists of two foundation GNED courses: GNED 1103: Innovation (3 Credits) and GNED 1203 : Cultural Perspectives on Science (3 Credits).  Students will explore the scientific evidence surrounding climate change and how this evidence has been translated to society. The two instructors for this learning community will introduce and integrate science and the humanities to help students develop their capacities for logical and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis, and effective communication.  This learning community will also include experiential learning opportunities to help students synthesize various perspectives and develop an understanding of the cultural, economic, political, and ecological relevance of climate change.

 

For further information regarding the General Education Learning Community email us at gnedadvising@mtroyal.ca