Learning Community Options

Please look over your options below and fill out our learning community application.


L07 Team Newton

This learning community offers opportunities for students to explore the fundamentals of the scientific approach, to understand the influence of Christian liberal arts education on the scientific worldview and develop good scholarly habits through writing, speaking and reading of the classic authors in scientific literature. Integration of basic chemistry, computer technology and the ethical implications of scientific advancements are intended to introduce students to the art and practice of doing science. If you want/need a little slower introduction to chemistry and will be taking College Algebra or College Trigonometry in your first semester, Team Newton is the learning community for you!! Come along with others who will be on this same journey! You will bond together!

COURSES INCLUDED:

  • GNED  1051: Success 101, MW  11:00-11:50 am
  • CHEM 1054: Introduction to Chemistry I, MWF 12:00-12:50 pm
  • CHEM 1054L: Intro to Chem lab, W 1:00-5:00pm
  • GNSC 1201: Cornerstones of Science, T 12:00-12:50pm
  • GNSC 1001: Computing for Science, R 1:00-1:50pm

*Restricted to those interested in careers in the sciences 

**Not available to those wishing to be in University Chorale or Bison Jazz Orchestra due to conflict with rehearsal schedules.


L08 Team Einstein 

This learning community offers opportunities for students to explore the fundamentals of the scientific approach, to understand the influence of Christian liberal arts education on the scientific worldview and develop good scholarly habits through writing, speaking and reading of the classic authors in scientific literature. Integration of basic chemistry, computer technology and the ethical implications of scientific advancements are intended to introduce students to the art and practice of doing science.  If your high school chemistry background is really strong so that you will start your college career in General Chemistry I and Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, then bonding with the Team Einstein cohort is tailor-made for you! 

COURSES INCLUDED:

  • CHEM 1105: General Chemistry I, MTWR 11:00-11:50 am
  • CHEM 1105L: Gen Chem lab, M 1:00-5:00 pm
  • GNSC 1201: Cornerstones of Science, R 1:00-1:50 pm
  • GNSC 1001: Computing for Science, T 1:00-1:50 pm

*Restricted to those interested in careers in the sciences

**Not available to those wishing to be in the following vocal ensembles - University Chorale, Bison Glee Club, Bisonette Glee Club or Bison Jazz Orchestra - due to conflict with rehearsal schedules.


L13 The Incredibles

The life of a nurse is one of teamwork, community and leadership in healthcare. OBU nursing is built on a strong foundation of faith, tradition, and excellence. This learning community offers opportunities for fellow nursing students to strengthen critical thinking skills in chemistry and mathematics that are foundational to all other nursing courses, while also learning what it means to be an OBU nurse. The nursing seminar course introduces the key principles in nursing of collaboration, leadership, professional practice and the art and science of nursing. In all the courses and experiences of this learning community, you will be encouraged to form study groups, to learn and try new study skills and to bond with one another in order to gain the best start possible in your path toward being an OBU nurse! 

COURSES INCLUDED:

  • NURS 1101: Nursing Seminar, M 8:00-8:50 am
  • CHEM 1124: Intro to General/Biological Chemistry, MWF 9:00-9:50 am
  • CHEM 1124L: Intro to Gen/Bio Chem Lab, M 6:00-7:55 pm
  • MATH 1163: College Algebra, MWF 11:00-11:50 am

*Restricted to nursing majors


L14 Guardians of the Galaxy 

The life of a nurse is one of teamwork, community and leadership in healthcare. OBU nursing is built on a strong foundation of faith, tradition, and excellence. This learning community offers opportunities for fellow nursing students to strengthen critical thinking skills in chemistry and mathematics that are foundational to all other nursing courses, while also learning what it means to be an OBU nurse. The nursing seminar course introduces the key principles in nursing of collaboration, leadership, professional practice and the art and science of nursing. In all the courses and experiences of this learning community, you will be encouraged to form study groups, to learn and try new study skills and to bond with one another in order to gain the best start possible in your path toward being an OBU nurse!

COURSES INCLUDED: 

  • NURS 1101: Nursing Seminar, M 2:00-2:50 pm
  • CHEM 1124: Intro to General/Biological Chemistry, MWF 9:00-9:50 am
  • CHEM 1124L: Intro to Gen/Bio Chem Lab, M 8:00-9:55 pm
  • MATH 1163: College Algebra, MWF 11:00-11:50 am

*Restricted to nursing majors


L15 Living the Word in the World

This learning community is centered upon learning to live the word of God beyond Bison Hill. Jesus told his disciples that the greatest commandments are to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.” We believe that love in action is an important aspect of living the word of God in our world. As a part of this learning community you will have various service opportunities that will help you think and write about Christian responses to needs in our community.

Courses included:

  • GNED 1051: Success 101, TR 11:00-11:50 am
  • REL 1023: New Testament History & Literature, MWF  2:00-2:50 pm
  • ENGL 1153: English Composition, MWF 1:00-1:50 pm 

**Not available to those wishing to be in Bison Glee Club, Bisonette Glee Club or University Chorale due to conflict with rehearsal schedules.


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