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Learning Communities

Webster University has a selection of distinct Learning Communities to choose from.  Click on the title of any Learning to Learn More!

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Open to first-year students with any major in the School of Communications (1 cohort- 15 spots available)
  • 8 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community 

These students will have a unique opportunity to improve and apply their interpersonal communication skills, work in collaborative team, and learn various Communications disciplines. Students admitted to this Learning Community will be educated and prepared to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. They will start down this path in their Learning Community through hands-on experiences.

CREATIVE EXPLORATION 

  • Looking for a community where you can express your creative interests? The classes attached to this community are sure to spark your creativity is new and interesting ways. (1 cohort- 15 spots available) 
  • 10 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community

Interested in performance and visual arts? The Creative Exploration Learning Community is designed to show first-year students Webster's art community. Students will experience the depth and breadth of arts and entertainment through countless visual art, theatrical performance on and off campus.

EDUCATION

  • Open to first-year students majoring in the School of Education (1 cohort- 15 spots available)
  • 7 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community

Interested in teaching? The Education Learning Community is open to first year students in the School of Education. Students will collaborate with educator-scholars faculty to enhance learning in schools and other educational settings. The faculty will show students how to take advantage of their resources to enhance their education degree. These students will build strong communication and writing abilities formulating their identities as teachers and learners.

 BUSINESS LEADERS

  • Designed for ambitious, high-achieving students with leadership expertise and an interest in innovation. (1 cohort- 15 spots available) 
  • 8 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community

 The Business Leaders Learning Community provides students with a built-in community of learners as well as a current and future professional network. Faculty and staff will help students to streamline their ideas. Students will learn to develop their management style while figuring out what it means to be a true business innovator.

FILM, TELEVISION, & VIDEO PRODUCTION - FUTURE FILMMAKERS

  • For students interested in telling stories through the use of film and motion pictures. (1 cohort - 15 spots available)
  • 10 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community

The Film, Television & Video Production Learning Community gives students the opportunity to network with other aspiring film students that wish to become media professionals. This Learning Community will connect students to our experienced staff and will deliver many in the classroom and outside the classroom experiences.

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

  • Open to first-year students who have an interest in international understanding, including but not limited to international studies, international relations and studying abroad (1 cohort- 15 spots available)
  • 10 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community

Interested in international topics? The Global Engagement Learning Community is open to first year students who appreciate a global perspective. These students will learn about diversity from historical and current perspectives, take advantage of internationally focused events, and learn to think critically and reflectively about their global knowledge and understanding. This Learning Community is great for those who are interested in international studies, international relations, and studying abroad.

IMPACT SCHOLARS

  • Designed for students who like to challenge themselves academically.  This LC provides students the opportunity to work with a similar work-ethic. (1 cohort- 15 spots available)
  • 4 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community

Interested in a challenge? The Scholar's Learning Community is an academic and social cluster of students that have similar motivations and work ethics. These students seek to challenge themselves in critical and reflective thinking, leadership, psychology and philosophy. Students admitted into this Learning Community will be held to higher academic standards. These students will develop intrapersonal skills through experiences provided in and outside of the classroom. Students will also discover and apply connections from interdisciplinary studies.

SOCIAL JUSTICE 

  • Would you like to work in the social justice field post graduation? With this Learning community you will discuss contemporary moral problems and dissect social movements of the past and present. (1 cohort- 15 spots available) 
  • 10 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community

Would you like to work in the social justice field post graduation? With this Learning community you will discuss contemporary moral problems and dissect social movements of the past and present.Students will examine constructions of past and active justice structures while exploring human variation, politics and contemporary moral problems.

DISCOVER U1 - TAP

  • One of two Learning Communities specifically created for those students who have gone through the TAP Summer Experience. (1 of 2 cohorts - 20 seats in each cohort)
  • 10 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community + 3 Credit Hours Earned During the Summer TAP Experience for a Total of 13 Credit Hours Earned 
  • Courses completed in the Summer include:  EDEX 1500 Webster 101 (1 Credit Hour) and Writing 1000 Basic Writing Workshop (2 Credit Hours)

These Learning Communities are designed to help foster the continued development of the TAP community. This Learning Community experience will offer TAP Students the opportunity to participate in many educational and social experiences inside and outside of the classroom that are crafted to help them with their transition into the World of Webster.

DISCOVER U2 - TAP

  • One of two Learning Communities specifically created for those students who have gone through the TAP Summer Experience. (2 of 2 cohorts - 20 seats in each cohort)
  • 10 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community + 3 Credit Hours Earned During the Summer TAP Experience for aTotal of 13 Credit Hours Earned
  • Courses completed in the Summer include: EDEX 1500 Webster 101 (1 Credit Hour) and Writing 1000 Basic Writing Workshop (2 Credit Hours)

These Learning Communities are designed to help foster the continued development of the TAP community.  This Learning Community experience will offer TAP Students the opportunity to participate in many educational and social experiences inside and outside of the classroom that are crafted to help them with their transition into the World of Webster.  

PATHWAYS

  • Open to first-year students who are undeclared or those who wish to understand different options with a major (1 cohorts- 15 spots available)
  • 8 Credit Hours Earned Through This Learning Community

The Pathways Learning Community is designed to help students discover potential degree programs and career paths. These students will actively engage with Webster University's resources and community to evaluate personal goals and challenges in regards to their college experience. Career exploration, major exploration, personality assessments, leadership development all help create valuable experiences to help you gain the most from your education.