Henderson Experience

COMING FALL 2018 for Incoming First-Time Freshmen

Henderson's learning communities are built around a common theme that connects three courses (Henderson Seminar, English, and a required general education course). Each community consists of 25 students who will enroll in the same sections of those three courses. In addition, several activities outside the classroom will be organized around each group. You will build strong bonds, great friendships and a shared understanding of why Henderson's liberal arts approach to education will benefit you throughout your life.

Students who have earned concurrent college credit in one of the designated courses are welcome to participate. Registration adjustments will be made during Heart Start.  

Reserve a spot in a learning community today! 

LC 1: Mind and Body—Psychology

This STEM-focused learning community will examine how people think and learn. Courses included in this learning community are Henderson Seminar, English A, and General Psychology.

 

LC 2: Mind and Body—Medical Sciences

This STEM-focused learning community will  explore the idea that a healthy body feeds a healthy mind.  Courses included in this learning community are Henderson Seminar, English A, and General Chemistry. In addition, students in LC2 will share residential space, all living on one wing in University Place, Henderson's newest residence hall.  

 

LC 3: The Creative Act—Theatre and New Media

This learning community will explore topics related to how humans create performance art and communicate through 21st-century new media. Courses included in this learning community are Henderson Seminar, English A, and Humanities-Theatre.

 

LC 4:  The Entrepreneurial Spirit—Building Careers and Communities

This learning community will examine topics related to the application of sound business and management principles to the range of human endeavors. Courses included in this learning community are Introduction to Business/Henderson Seminar, English A, and Oral Communication.

 

Important Notes

  • Reserving a spot in a learning community does not automatically register a student for Heart Start.
  • There are no extra fees associated with participation in a learning community.
  • Due to registration requirements, students in the R.I.S.E. program will be unable to participate in a first-year learning community.