• Living Learning Communities

    What is an LLC?

    Being a part of a LLC is an opportunity unlike any other at Hardin-Simmons University. Students live together in select areas of the ResHalls and participate in one common course per semester. Selected professors interact with students in the classroom, as well as encourage community through special events and dialogue sessions throughout the course of the academic year.

    At no additional cost, you have a chance to enhance your educational experience and establish a sense of community that connects your interests with people, both professors and peers alike. By committing to this kind of community, you are committing to an enriching season that will only benefit your professional interests and personal passions.

    Education LLC:

    The Education LLC offers students a chance to learn what it means to strengthen others as a professional educator. By participating in this LLC, students will create bonds with other future educators, understand how to instill a community of education professionals, and gain perspective on education through service-learning opportunities, real-world experiences, and the LLC co-curricular events.

    Common Courses:

    • COMM 1302 - Communication for Teachers (Fall 2014)
    • HIST 1302 – United States History since 1876 (Spring 2015)

    Diversity and Social Justice LLC:

    The Diversity and Social Justice LLC is designed for first-year students of all majors who desire to participate in open dialogue and experiential learning activities with a focus on engaging difference. The purpose of this LLC is to support individuals who seek first to understand rather than to be understood and who desire to act as instruments of peace. This will be accomplished through educating ourselves about injustice and pursuing the elimination of practices, programs and/or policies that neglect to respect the dignity and worth of all people.

    Common Courses:

    • SOCI 1301 Intro to Sociology (Fall 2014)
    • BIBL 1302 Intro to the Old Testament (Spring 2015)

    Health Sciences LLC:

    The Health Sciences LLC is designed for first-year students interested in pursuing a career in health sciences. The focus of this LLC will be to introduce students to the various professions associated with this field of study and explore the impact of faith on a health sciences career. Members of the Health Sciences LLC belong to a community that will prepare them through education and service.

    Common Courses:

    • FSSC 1170 Wellness for Life – (Fall 2014)
    • CHST 1311A – Introduction to Christianity (Spring 2015)

    Honors LLC:

    Students participating in the HSU Honors program have the opportunity enroll in the Honors LLC. This community is designed to encourage its members to pursue academic excellence and assume personal responsibility for their intellectual pursuits. This LLC fosters relationships through the discussion of ideas and participation in academic-related events.

    Click here to learn more about the HSU Honors Program

    Participation Requirements:

    You must be a first-time or transfer student living in the residence halls beginning FALL 2014.

    Prospective LLC members must submit a complete LLC application that can be within your HSU Housing Application.

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