Make new and supportive friends while learning things that matter to you. Find your Freshman Learning Community, and select from a set of courses that are connected by a common theme or goal.

  • Make friends quickly, and develop deeper friendships through participation in small communities (maximum class sizes: 16 and 22).
  • Benefit from a stronger network of support that always includes professors who want you to succeed. 
  • Enhance individual development and growth.
  • Achieve a solid foundation that transforms your college experience and your academic performance.
  • Satisfy two to four core courses that fulfill degree requirements.

Registration

Registering for a learning community is easy. Register at GGC's new student orientation, Grizzly Orientation, where mentors answer your questions and help you through the registration process. Or feel free to inquire by emailing Learning Communities@ggc.edu. You can also add additional courses to your schedule that apply to your program of study.

Select Your Freshman Option

English as a Second Language

English for Academic Purposes (EAP Segue)

This learning community is for students who place into corequisite Segue English and for whom English is not their first language. Your English classes are designed to help develop your abilities in college-level writing and critical reading. You'll also take GGC 1000 First-Year Seminar to build your time management and study skills, explore majors and careers, and more.

  • EAP 0999E, ENGL 1101^ and GGC 1000

First Generation College Students

Grizzly First Scholars (G1)

This learning community is for students who identify at "first generation" and who are enrolling in corequisite English or math courses. You may identify as first gen if neither of your parents have earned a bachelor's degree.

You will not only learn important math or English concepts, but also the skills that support academic success. You'll meet other first-gen students, get a plan in place for success and engage your Grizzly community.

  • ENGL 0999, ENGL 1101* and GGC 1000
  • MATH 0999, MATH 1111* and GGC 1000
  • MATH 0997A/MATH1001 and GGC 1000
Benefits
  • Dedicated student success advisor to help you develop a student success plan and navigate your first semester of college
  • Student success workshops to help you sharpen your academic success skills, including time management, note-taking, goal setting and study skills
  • Dedicated tutors to support your academic success
  • Engagement with faculty and staff who were first generation college students
  • Participation in a service-learning project that will allow you to engage with the local community and build your resume
  • Opportunity to showcase your work during a concluding poster session

Gaming and Learning

Learning is easier when you're engaged.

Learn about the scholarship of human-computer interaction and the concept of gamification – the psychology of gaming in a non-game context – and how these are used to create serious games.

You'll also discuss planning and study techniques for achieving student success.

  • ENGL 1101, SOCI 1101 and GGC 1000

Student Success

Providing Access to Student Success (PASS)

These learning communities are for students who enroll in Access Algebra or Segue English. Your courses are supported by dedicated tutors in the classroom and a Student Success Advisor who serves as your mentor. Some learning community sections also add in GGC 1000, the First-Year seminar.

  • ENGL 0999, ENGL 1101* or MATH 0999B and MATH 1111* and GGC 1000
Benefits
  • Dedicated student success advisor to help you develop a student success plan and navigate your first semester of college
  • Student success workshops to help you sharpen your academic success skills, including time management, note-taking, goal setting and study skills
  • Dedicated tutors to support your academic success

Psychology for Adult Learners

First-Year Seminar and Psychology for Adult Learners

Learn about psychological concepts, while also acquiring strategies for student success in college. This learning community especially focuses on harnessing the strengths and navigating the challenges of adult learners.

  • PSYC 1102 and GGC 1000

U.S. Government in Historical Context

In this learning community, you will discuss connections between American historical events since the Civil War and how past generations have participated in our government. Along the way, students also will study effective strategies for learning and explore key college resources.

  • POLS1101, HIST 2112 and GGC 1000