Pioneer Learning Community
The Pioneer Learning Community (LC) at Spartanburg Methodist College is a purposeful structuring of courses and activities designed to increase the chance for student success in personal, academic, and professional arenas.
Working within the framework of the LC's theme, "Engaging Self, Engaging Others", members of the learning community strive to discover who they are and how best they work within a community of learners.
The LC brings together the resources of creative and motivated faculty from various disciplines and encourages students to identify connections among these disciplines. The LC respects independent and group learning equally and honors the invaluable resource of students' experiences.
The LC provides multiple opportunities for planned student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction. In-class and out-of-class experiences enrich the LC and encourage students to apply their learning to everyday situations.
The Pioneer Learning Community began in Fall 2009 with 52 students, divided into two groups. LC students take three courses together in the fall semester - English Composition I, Introduction to Religious Thought, and the Freshman Year Experience. In the spring, they take English Composition II and History of the United States II.
Let us know now if you're interested in being a part of this unique experience!