MSU's First-year Experience program is designed to help our new students acclimate to college, and Learning Community courses are a key component of this programming.

Learning Communities are offered every fall semester and provide students and faculty opportunities to pursue learning in more intentionally connected ways.

Through core courses linked to MWSU 1230: First-Year Seminar, students will work together to build community, learn about campus resources and study skills, and apply these skills to shared academic tasks.  These Learning Communities of  approximately 20 students will meet one hour each week and be led by peer mentors trained to deliver a first-year seminar curriculum.


What Is a 21st Century Liberal Education?

Liberal Education is an approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It provides students with broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. A liberal education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.

Association of American Colleges & Universities. Retrieved on 9/21/16 from: https://www.aacu.org/leap/making-the-case