Criminal Justice - C J

ID: 
2420
Abbreviation: 
C J
Type (major or minor): 
major
Department Code: 
04230
Major Code #: 
430104
College ID #: 
3
Level (U or G): 
undergraduate

Public Leadership for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Majors eligible to join

Political Science, English, History, Journalism, Open Option, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Economics.

 

Program description

The PLUS (Public Leadership for Undergraduate Students) learning community develops skills essential for leadership in public service through knowledge about the public sector and developing strong written, oral, visual, and electronic communication skills. Students will participate in linked assignments between an introductory Political Science course (POL S 111) on American government and an English writing course (ENGL 250), and will share small-group experiences including field trips to public sector agencies, discussions of current events and literature related to public service, and presentations by student support staff focused on student success, health, and resiliency. 

 

Living Options

None 

 

Signing Up 

Students will have an opportunity to register for this learning community during orientation and class registration times.

 

Contact

Mack Shelley
515-294-1075
mshelley@iastate.edu

 

Website

https://www.pols.iastate.edu/

 

The Criminal Justice League

Majors eligible to join

First-year Criminal Justice (C J) majors.

 

Program description

If you are pursuing a major in Criminal Justice, consider joining the Criminal Justice League Learning Community! You will join a group of about 35 first-year students in two shared classes and a seminar where will learn about your major, crime and the societal and criminal justice response to it, on-campus resources and activities, and future careers. You will connect with faculty and students both in and outside the classroom through activities like lively in-class discussions and fascinating field trips to local criminal justice agencies. You will imagine your future career and the steps necessary to achieve your goals by visiting Iowa State’s career fairs and discovering possible internship and job opportunities. You will collaborate with an academically successful peer mentor, who is a junior or senior in the Criminal Justice major. 

 

Living Options

None 
 

Signing up

Register for this learning community during summer orientation and class registration.

 

Contact

Jacque Parker
515-294-1906
parkerja@iastate.edu

Leana Bouffard
515-294-3903
lab17@iastate.edu

 

Writing Opportunities in Workplaces (WOW)

”Students who join learning communities have a special opportunity to connect with classmates---form study groups, serve as sounding boards for one another, and even develop lasting friendships throughout their four years at ISU. Seeing the same familiar faces in two classes every week creates a comfort level many college first-years don't experience, and finding comfort in the classroom setting inevitably leads to smoother learning and more permanent retention of vital communication skills that translate to the workplace."

 

Majors eligible to join

Students of any major (including Open Option) who register for English 214 and English 250.
 

Program description

Students will learn about the background, practical application of, techniques of, and demand for technical writing and web design/usability in the U.S. and worldwide. Through written, oral, visual, and electronic communication skills, they will complete summaries and rhetorical analyses related to topics in technical communication. They will also delve into visual website design and rhetoric and learn to analyze and evaluate visuals both in terms of their messages and in their creation as TComm deliverables. Finally, they will master argumentation, acting as mediators in debates centered around technology, its use/misuse in the workplace, and its presentation in writing and multimedia. Because all students enrolled in this section of English 250 will also be taking the same section of English 214, this will encourage a sense of community and create shared learning opportunities. Within this single learning community, students can satisfy an Arts and Humanities requirement and an ISUComm Foundations requirement! Students will also gain a greater understanding of technical communications as a field, potentially adding it as a major, second major, or minor. Tech Comm was recently rated the 14th best job in the U.S. by Career Cast and other sources, meaning that majors in English and related fields are becoming more and more lucrative as the demand for strong communicators rises!
 

Living Options

None 
 

Signing up

Students will have the opportunity to register for this learning community during spring registration and June Orientation.
 

Contact

Samantha Robinson-Adams
515-294-5206
slr@iastate.edu


 

Chemistry Learning Community (CLC)

The best part of learning community is all of the connections I've made.  I met some of my best friends when I was taking it as a freshman and I continue to meet new people all the time.  It has also allowed me to connect with a lot of professors who have been valuable resources to me throughout my college career. - Kate

 

Majors eligible to join

The Chemistry Learning Community is intended for first-year and transfer majors in chemistry, but is open to any student with an interest in chemistry.
 

Program description

The Chemistry Learning Community (CLC) seeks to build a community environment that fosters the educational and emotional growth of chemistry students. Because of the importance of research in chemistry, the CLC is centered on a research theme. 
The CLC holds weekly meetings and activities with freshmen and transfer students throughout the year. Students enroll in Chemistry 101A (fall only) and Chem 101B (spring only) “Chemistry Learning Community Orientation.” We will introduce students to support services, resources, and opportunities at ISU including AccessPlus, Canvas, and the Society of Chemistry Undergraduate Majors (SCUM) – our chemistry club. We will develop team-building, problem-solving, and professional skills, provide educational and service-based field trips, and invite faculty to discuss their research.  We will also have some activities just for fun!

Our goals include:

  • building a supportive community for our freshmen and transfer students by creating and promoting connections between the majors, peer mentors, faculty and staff,
  • exposing freshmen and transfer students to undergraduate research opportunities, and
  • helping students learn coping, problem-solving and communication skills.

 

Living Options

This is a non-residential learning community.
 

Signing up

All incoming first-year and transfer chemistry majors will automatically become part of the Chemistry Learning Community when they register for courses at summer orientation. Be sure to show up in August for the learning community orientation events which will be held just prior to the start of classes.
 

Contact

    

 

Bridging Opportunities in Leadership & Diversity (BOLD)

Majors Eligible to Join

Multicultural students (American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino/a, Multiracial) in any College of Liberal Arts and Sciences major.

 

Program Description

Are you looking forward to building a community with students of color this fall?

Do you want to learn more about campus resources and opportunities to get involved?

Would you like to develop a great relationship with a current multicultural student leader who could serve as your peer mentor, and become a life-long friend?

BOLD is a fantastic opportunity for first-year and new transfer students who are striving for academic, social and professional success. The BOLD Learning Community is designed to support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ diverse student population with representation and retention, and you can be a part of it!

The BOLD Learing Community offers three main components:

  • Orientation course in the fall and seminar course in the spring
  • 1:1 peer mentoring
  • Academic and social events with all learning
  • community students and peer mentors

 

Living Options

Non-residential

 

Signing Up

http://www.las.iastate.edu/bold/

 

Contact

Arnold Woods
515-294-2545
aawoods@iastate.edu

 

 

Website

https://multicultural.las.iastate.edu/programs/bold-learning-community/