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New Students and Family Programs

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Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/newstudent/communities/types.html

The learning community programs being offered for the 2011-2012 academic year are listed below.

Learning community enrollment for 2011-2012 is now closed. Please note: the learning communities listed below are for 2011-2012. They are subject to change for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Anatomy of Nursing

If you're planning to pursue a degree in nursing, consider living and studying with other students who share your interest in healthcare. This learning community will help you develop a solid foundation in this challenging major. You'll meet faculty and staff, enhance your academic skills, and learn about career options.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll enroll in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • GEOG 103: Cultural Geography (3 credits)
  • BIOL 220: Human Anatomy (4 credits)
  • ENG 101: English Composition (4 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • CHEM 111: Chemistry of Life Processes (5 credits)
  • NURS 101W: Courage, Caring and Teambuilding (3 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • Take college preparatory biology and chemistry classes in high school (highly recommended).

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

Who to call:

Dr. Julie Hebenstreit
School of Nursing
Phone: 507-389-6828

Choosing and Changing Majors

"Undecided" majors unite! Join other first-year students in a learning community that gives you an opportunity to learn about yourself, develop a plan of study, and explore career opportunities. You'll learn new tools to help you set and reach personal goals and become a successful lifelong learner.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • CMST 100: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits)
  • BIOL 100: Our Natural World (4 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • ENG 101: English Composition (4 credits)
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined*

*Please note: The renovated spaces in McElroy Residence Community (including McElroy H Hall) are charged at a higher rate than basic spaces because of the upgraded amenities in those areas. For more information about renovated spaces, please see the Residential Life Web site.

Who to call:

Office of New Student and Family Programs
Phone: 507-389-5498
Toll Free: 800-722-0544

Design Your Future

Building skills such as critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, communication, and working as a part of a team are essential to a successful future. Courses and majors in the liberal arts can help you develop those skills. Whether you're interested in taking a few courses from the College of Arts and Humanities, exploring and considering majors, or have already decided on a major, this learning community may fit what you need. Courses offered in this learning community fill general education requirements, while allowing you to explore and take some of the most popular courses Minnesota State Mankato has to offer.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • MUS 125: Pop Music USA: Jazz and Blues (3 credits)
  • MASS 110: Introduction to Mass Communications (4 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • ART 160: Visual Culture (3 credits)
  • ENG 242W: Creative Writing (4 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

Who to call:

Connie Miller
College of Arts and Humanities
Phone: 507-389-1712

Dental Hygiene

If you're a future dental hygienist, this learning community will give you camaraderie and support as you complete dental hygiene prerequisite courses, participate in activities, and develop relationships with faculty from the dental hygiene department.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • DHYG 100: Dental Hygiene Perspectives (1 credit)
  • BIOL 220: Human Anatomy (4 credits)
  • HLTH 101: Health and the Environment (3 credits)
  • CMST 102: Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

*It is recommended, although not a part of the learning community courses, that students also register for:

  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits) OR
  • CHEM 106: Introduction to Chemistry (3 credits) for students with a limited chemistry background or for students who did not take chemistry in high school OR
  • MATH 098: Intermediate Algebra (4 credits) for students with limited math background

*Failure to complete a minimum of 16 credits per semester may result in a five-year completion of the bachelor's degree.

Spring Semester:

  • CHEM 111: Chemistry of Life Processes (5 credits)
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • STAT 154: Elementary Statistics (3 credits)
  • ENG 101: English Composition (4 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

Who to call:

Professor Lynnette Engeswick
Dental Hygiene Department
Phone: 507-389-1313

Elementary Education

In this learning community, future teachers develop an understanding of teaching and professionalism through active learning experiences like tutoring, shadowing, and mentoring in school settings. Your commitment to the field will be strengthened while living and studying with fellow elementary education majors.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • AST 101: Introduction to Astronomy (3 credits)
  • ENG 101: English Composition (4 credits)
  • FYEX 100: New Student and Family Programs (1 credit)

*It is recommended, although not a part of the learning community courses, that students with a limited math background also register for MATH 098: Intermediate Algebra (4 credits).

Spring Semester:

  • MATH 201: Elements of Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • GEOL 100: Our Geologic Environment (3 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined*

*Please note: The renovated spaces in McElroy Residence Community (including McElroy H Hall) are charged at a higher rate than basic spaces because of the upgraded amenities in those areas. For more information about renovated spaces, please see the Residential Life Web site.

Who to call:

Dr. Peg Ballard
College of Education
Phone: 507-389-2431

Elements Of Nursing

If you're planning to pursue a degree in nursing, consider living and studying with other students who share your interest in healthcare. This learning community will help you develop a solid foundation in this challenging major. You'll meet faculty and staff, enhance your academic skills, and learn about career options.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll enroll in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • CHEM 111: Chemistry of Life Processes (5 credits)
  • NURS 101W: Courage, Caring and Teambuilding (3 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • GEOG 103: Cultural Geography (3 credits)
  • BIOL 220: Human Anatomy (4 credits)
  • ENG 101: English Composition (4 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • Take college preparatory biology and chemistry classes in high school (highly recommended).

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

Who to call:

Dr. Julie Hebenstreit
School of Nursing
Phone: 507-389-6828

Exploring Health Careers

If you're interested in working in the health professions but haven't narrowed it down to a specific field, this learning community may be for you. You'll develop strong connections to faculty and staff in the College of Allied Health and Nursi ngwho will guide you through the wide variety of careers in the health fields. The courses offered fill requirements for many health related majors as well as General Education requirements.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • HLTH 101: Health and the Environment (3 credits)
  • ENG 101: Composition (4 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits)
  • ETHN 101: Introduction to Multicultural and Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  • HLTH 210: First Aid and CPR (3 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

Who to call:

Shirley Murray
College of Allied Health and Nursing
Phone: 507-389-5194

Honors

Students who meet the Honors Program requirements will be challenged through their coursework and out of class experiences while participating in this learning community and throughout their academic career. For details and information about enrollment in this learning community, please contact Dr. Chris Corley in the Honors Office at 507-389-5191.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be able to choose from special Honors sections of the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • ART 260: Art History Survey I(3 credits)
  • PHIL 120W: Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
  • MATH 110: Perspectives in Mathematics (4 credits)
  • HONR 401: Honors Seminar: Performance and Social Change (3 credits)
  • HONR 401: Honors Seminar: Research Ethics (1 credit)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • DANC 225: World Dance in Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
  • HIST 171: World Civilization 1500-Present (4 credits)
  • HONR 401: Honors Seminar: Research Methods (3 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Contact Dr. Chris Corley at 507-389-5191 for Honors Program Application information.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

*Please note: The renovated spaces in McElroy Residence Community (including McElroy I Hall) are charged at a higher rate than basic spaces because of the upgraded amenities in those areas. For more information about renovated spaces, please see the Residential Life Web site.

Who to call:

Dr. Chris Corley
Honors Director
Phone: 507-389-5191

Introduction to Business and Economics

If you plan to enter the business world, this popular learning community will help you distinguish between the various majors and career paths within the fields of business and economics. You'll also learn how to apply the tools and principles of these two fields to your own personal and business decisions through active learning and group work.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • MRKT 100: Global Business Concepts (3 credits)
  • ISYS 101: Introduction to Information Systems (3 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • PHIL 224W: Business Ethics (3 credits)

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

Who to call:

Professor Richard Schiming
Department of Economics
Phone: 507-389-5323

Introduction to Science, Engineering, and Technology

If you're interested in pursuing any major within the science, technology, engineering, or math fields, but feel you need additional preparation and/or support, this learning community is for you! We will provide you with the support and coursework to build a strong foundation in your challenging field. Students will have opportunities to connect with faculty from various disciplines and find their place within the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • *MATH 098: Intermediate Algebra (4 credits) OR
  • *MATH 112: College Algebra (4 credits)
  • CHEM 104: Introduction to Chemistry (3 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • *MATH 112: College Algebra (4 credits) OR
  • *MATH 113: Trigonometry (3 credits)
  • PHYS 101: Introductory Physics (3 credits)
  • BIOL 105: General Biology I (4 credits)

*Enrollment in the ISET Learning Community is based on ACT Math and Minnesota State Mankato Math Placement Scores.

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

*Please note: The renovated spaces in McElroy Residence Community (including McElroy I Hall) are charged at a higher rate than basic spaces because of the upgraded amenities in those areas. For more information about renovated spaces, please see the Residential Life Web site.

Who to call:

Dr. Dan Swart
Chemistry Department
Phone: 507-389-6454

College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Student Advising Center
Phone: 507-389-1521

Delta Engineering

Not only will you receive an introduction to one of the four fields of professional engineering offered at Minnesota State Mankato in this learning community, you will also have the opportunity to interact with select faculty from these departments, take part in organized study groups, and interact with peers studying the same subjects. This learning community is recommended only for students majoring in civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. It is NOT recommended for students with any other major, including the engineering technology majors.

Please note: this LC offers the same courses as Sigma Engineering LC, but students will live in a different area of McElroy Residence Community.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • CIVE 101 Introduction to Civil Engineering (2 credits) CIVE majors only
  • *MATH 115: Pre-Calculus (4 credits) OR
  • *MATH 121: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 191: Chemistry for Engineers (3 credits) ME, EE, and CE majors only
  • ENG 101: Composition (4 credits)

Spring Semester:

  • *MATH 121: Calculus I (4 credits) OR
  • *MATH 122: Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 221: General Physics I (if MATH 122) (5 credits)
  • CMST 102: Public Speaking (3 credits)

*Enrollment in Pre-Engineering Learning Communities is based on ACT Math and Minnesota State Mankato Math Placement Scores.

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • Must be eligible to enroll in MATH 115 or higher based on ACT Math or Minnesota State Mankato Math Placement Test scores.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined*

*Please note: The renovated spaces in McElroy Residence Community (including McElroy I Hall) are charged at a higher rate than basic spaces because of the upgraded amenities in those areas. For more information about renovated spaces, please see the Residential Life Web site.

Who to call:

Dr. Aaron Budge
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 507-389-3294

Dr. Bill Hudson
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 507-389-5639

Sigma Engineering

Not only will you receive an introduction to one of the four fields of professional engineering offered at Minnesota State Mankato in this learning community, you will also have the opportunity to interact with select faculty from these departments, take part in organized study groups, and interact with peers studying the same subjects. This learning community is recommended only for students majoring in civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. It is NOT recommended for students with any other major, including the engineering technology majors.

Please note: this LC offers the same courses as Delta Engineering LC, but students will live in a different area of McElroy Residence Community.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • CIVE 101 Introduction to Civil Engineering (2 credits) CIVE majors only
  • *MATH 115: Pre-Calculus (4 credits) OR
  • *MATH 121: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 191: Chemistry for Engineers (3 credits) ME, EE, and CE majors only
  • ENG 101: Composition (4 credits)

Spring Semester:

  • *MATH 121: Calculus I (4 credits) OR
  • *MATH 122: Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 221: General Physics I (if MATH 122) (5 credits)
  • CMST 102: Public Speaking (3 credits)

*Enrollment in Pre-Engineering Learning Communities is based on ACT Math and Minnesota State Mankato Math Placement Scores.

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • Must be eligible to enroll in MATH 115 or higher based on ACT Math or Minnesota State Mankato Math Placement Test scores.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined

Who to call:

Dr. Aaron Budge
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 507-389-3294

Dr. Bill Hudson
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 507-389-5639

Women in Science and Engineering

Women who have declared or are considering a major in the sciences will enjoy the out-of-class opportunities for study groups, investigation of career options, and social connections with like-minded students.

What you'll take:

As a part of the learning community, you'll be enrolled in the following courses:

Fall Semester:

  • *BIOL 105: General Biology I (4 credits) or
  • *CHEM 191: Chemistry for Engineers (3 credits)
  • **MATH 115: Pre-Calculus (4 credits) or
  • **MATH 121: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • ENG 101: English Composition (4 credits)
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester:

  • *BIOL 106: General Biology II (4 credits)
  • **MATH 121: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • **MATH 122: Calculus II
  • CMST 102: Public Speaking (3 credits)

*Enrollment in Biology or Chemistry will be based on your area of interest.

**Students will be placed into appropriate Math course based on ACT Math and Minnesota State Mankato Math Placement Scores. Students not eligible for MATH 115 or higher will still be eligible to enroll in the Learning Community and will take the appropriate Math course (not included in the Learning Community).

What to do:

  • Apply and be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first-year student for fall semester 2011.
  • Have a Residential Life housing contract for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • To enroll in CHEM 191, you must be eligible to enroll in MATH 115 or higher based on ACT Math and Minnesota State Mankato Math Placement Test scores.

Where you'll live:

McElroy Residence Community: To Be Determined*

*Please note: The renovated spaces in McElroy Residence Community (including McElroy I Hall) are charged at a higher rate than basic spaces because of the upgraded amenities in those areas. For more information about renovated spaces, please see the Residential Life Web site.

Who to call:

College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Student Advising Center
Phone: 507-389-1521

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Minnesota State University, Mankato is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University.

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