First-Year Learning Communities

First year Communities

What is a First-Year Learning Community (FLC)?

  • FLCs are two classes that are taught together around a theme
  • FLCs explore connections between the two areas and how they intersect and connect
  • One of the classes is a Seminar (a small class with a theme)
  • The Seminar is linked with a course that’s part of UNM Core
  • These classes are taught using cooperative and collaborative learning methods that engage you as an active, involved learner, with a minimum of “lecture”
  • The discussions, readings, problems, papers and presentations of the Seminar and the linked course are integrated and unified
  • Each class holds up to 25 students