Freshmen opportunity: imagine reading comic books and graphic novels in a course that considers the evolution of the modern superhero. Not into comic book culture? A hip hop course will explore the social and cultural conflicts and suppression that led to the genre. In addition, the course will focus on gangsta rap and East coast west coast conflict and the role of Atlanta in developing the counter culture that mainstreamed into modern fashion and media.
Looking for other interesting freshman courses? Seven learning communities are offered to freshmen in Fall 2009 semester. Join a learning community by taking two courses–one topics course chosen by the student and the other an English composition course. Read a short description of the seven learning communities:
- How Smart Are Animals?
- Body Images: Beauty and Health
- Comic Book Culture
- Natural Disasters: Does Hollywood Get It Right?
- Leadership: Nature or Nurture?
- A History of Hip Hop
- “The Office” and Beautiful Bureaucracy
“Learning communities offer freshmen a look at diverse opportunities at UTC and the Chattanooga area,” said Dr. Fran Bender, Assistant Provost for Student Retention and Success.
“It’s a great way to introduce students to the community and to become better acquainted with faculty and staff.”
These classes will take students from campus to explore the Chattanooga community.
Details and registration information about UTC Learning Communities can be found at: