Housing and Residence Life
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Living Learning Communities
*Updated for 2014-2015

Contact Information

For information on the LLCs: 410-543-6040

Living Learning Communities Brochure - 2014-2015 (PDF)

LLCs Out & About

Recently, students in LLCs have:

talked education-related legislation at the Capitol and met with The Washington Post’s education columnist

helped a visiting artist create “Plastic Fantastic,” a 16-foot dome made from more than 6,000 water bottles

attended Cirque de Soleil in Baltimore and traveled to New York City to see a Broadway show

kayaked at nearby Janes Island State Park and visited local hospitals to learn more about health care on the Eastern Shore

LLCs: A Real Benefit

Research shows that students who participate in LLCs:

Are more engaged in their academic experience

Have extremely high satisfaction rates for their overall university experience

Earn higher grades


Art: John Mosher, M.F.A.

Biology: Reema Persad-Clem, Ph.D.

Business: Christy Weer, Ph.D.

Communication Arts: Lori DeWitt, Ph.D.

Faith and Globalization: Doug DeWitt, Ph.D.

Education, Elementary: Kim McCormick, Ph.D.

Education, Secondary: Ron Siers, Ph.D.

Explorers: Timothy Stock, Ph.D

Global Village: Noel Habashy, M.Ed.

Green: Bill Nelson, M.S.

Honors I and II: James Buss, Ph.D.

Human Services: Victoria Venable, Ph.D.

Nursing: Rita Nutt, D.N.P.

Performing Arts - Music: William Folger, D.M.A.

Performing Arts - Theatre: Paul Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM): Michael Bardzell, Ph.D.

Wellness: Lisa Mealey, Ph.D.

LLCs: The Right Fit for You

Interested in living and studying with other first-year students who share similar interests? Salisbury University invites you to learn more about our Living Learning Communities (LLC). Features include:

  • Live together in the University’s updated residence halls
  • Share common courses in the fall and one in the spring, with required out-of-class, experiential learning activities
  • Benefit from a faculty mentor who encourages you to carry great classroom conversations into your residential community
  • Participate in trips and activities designed to bring the community theme to life

Housing With You In Mind

All LLCs are located in our residence halls that feature:
  • Smart classrooms that double as study areas
  • Large common areas, complete with flat-screen TVs and pool tables
  • Free, high-efficiency laundry units with electronic notifications on your phone
  • Rooms designed to create unique, suite- or cluster-style spaces for a community feel
  • Guidance to find the right next step in student housing as you prepare for your second year at SU

Learning Communities

When you participate in one of Salisbury University’s LLCs, amazing learning opportunities are yours:

  • Be part of an engaged learning community that goes beyond the traditional classroom experience
  • Develop your leadership skills by helping to organize events for a vibrant community
  • Jump start your college career by establishing connections with faculty and other student leaders
  • Explore your academic options and focus your interests in an area in which you are passionate – identifying future opportunities for research, internship and study abroad
  • Understand how your courses connect with each other and gain an expanded perspective on your education
  • Meet people from different backgrounds and network with University faculty and staff
  • Maximize your academic success by immersing yourself in the SU experience

LLC Options

The courses listed are required for the LLCs; if a student has already completed a course through transfer, AP or IB, they should not request the LLC that requires the course. Credit by examination equivalency may be found at www.salisbury.edu/registrar.

Because artists know that real learning happens between the lines, this LLC of art majors allows you to develop your passion beyond the studio with trips to big city museums and personal interaction with visiting artists.

  • Fall: ART 201 - Art History
    ART 130 - Drawing I
  • Spring: ART 121 - Design Principles

Biology majors make lasting friendships as your explore local ecosystems, participate in outdoor team challenges and plan group activities.

  • Fall: CHEM 121 -General Chemistry I
    BIOL 210 - Biology: Concepts and Methods

  • Spring: PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy

Those students interested in any Perdue School of Business major – accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, or marketing – are invited to join this dynamic LLC and benefit from face time with regional business leaders while studying in SU’s newest high-tech academic building.

  • Fall: CMAT 260 - Organizational Communication
  • Spring: INFO 111 - Business Microcomputer Use
    INFO 211 - Information Systems Concepts for Management

Communication Arts
Students majoring or minoring in communication arts (CMAT) explore this diverse field as they learn about local media outlets, interact with successful CMAT alumni, work with nonprofits and travel to New York City.

  • Fall: CMAT 101 - Introduction to Human Communication Studies
    CMAT 102 - Introduction to Mass Media
  • Spring: MATH 105 - Liberal Arts Mathematics

Education (2)
There are two LLCs for education majors: one for students hoping to teach in middle and high school (SCED) and one for those interested in elementary education (ELED) or the ELED-early childhood dual-degree program. LLC members create a strong network of support while meeting with national politicians and leading innovators in education.

 Elementary Education

  • Fall: EDUC 210 - School in a Diverse Society
    GEOG 104 - Earth & Space Science

  • Spring: EDUC 304 - Learning & Assessment

 Secondary Education

  • Fall: EDUC 210 - School in a Diverse Society
    PHEC 106 - Personalized Health/Fitness
  • Spring: HIST 102 - World Civilizations II

This is the LLC for students who want to “explore” which SU majors and minors are the best fit while connecting with professional academic advisors, business managers, healthcare providers and graduate students. Supported by SU Career Services, you may also pursue career testing and community service options.

  • Fall: CADR 200 - Foundations of Conflict & Conflict Resolution
    PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy 

  • Spring: MATH 155 - Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis

Faith and Globalization
Students from all disciplines broaden their perspectives of the world community by engaging in shared General Education coursework focusing on faith and globalization.  In addition to campus activities, students travel to England during the winter term (January 2015).  The additional cost to participate in this LLC is $3,900.  More information regarding the program may be found here.

  • Fall: CMAT 100 - Fundamentals of Communication
    IDIS 279 - Leadership, Ethics & Globalization
  • Winter: Required experience abroad (England) IDIS 278 - Religious Conflict New & Old
  • Spring: GEOG 141 - Globalization of the Physical World

Global Village
Students from a wealth of cultural backgrounds come together to ask how they can best understand life around the globe. Previous activities include make-your-own-sushi night, a foreign film festival and a trip to New York City to visit the United Nations.  Whether you were born on the other side of the world, have visited 20 countries or have never left Maryland, this community provides an ideal opportunity to grow, think, learn and laugh together. 

  • Fall: ENGL 103 - Composition and Research
  • Spring: IDIS 280 - Special Topic: Global Culture and Engagement

Those students interested in living “green” and/or majoring in an environmentally related major can join this eco-friendly LLC where you spend time kayaking on the local waterways, meeting area environmental experts and cultivating your own campus gardens.

  • Fall: ENVR 102 - Earth Literacy
    HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
  • Spring: IDIS 280 – Special Topics: Chesapeake Bay

Honors (2)
Students accepted to the Bellavance Honors Program (www.salisbury.edu/ honors) may choose from two LLCs, each of which provides General Education credits and fulfills an essential Honors Core requirement. Early orientation to the program, field trips and unique cultural opportunities are offered.

     Honors I

  • Fall: CMAT 100 - Fundamentals of Education
    HONR 111

  • Spring: IDIS 280 - Special Topics: TBA

     Honors II

  • Fall: HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
    HONR 111

  • Spring: IDIS 280 - Special Topics: TBA

    *Course will fulfill both an Honors and General Education requirement

Human Services
Geared toward pre-social work majors as well as students interested in psychology, sociology, and conflict analysis and dispute resolution, this LLC provides enrichment activities focusing on the values and beliefs related to the human services profession.

  • Fall: SOWK 200 - Instruction to Social Work and Social Welfare
    BIOL 101 - Fundamentals of Biology
  • Spring: CMAT 100 - Fundamentals of Communication

Students who want to pursue the challenging and rewarding field of nursing are encouraged to join this LLC to benefit from the mentorship of experienced nursing faculty and opportunities to learn about nursing first-hand.  Acceptance into this LLC does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. 

  • Fall: BIOL 215 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    SOCI 201 – Social Problems
  • Spring: CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I

Performing Arts - Music
(Note: Students in the Performing Arts - Music and Theatre LLCs live in the same building.)
Students don’t have to major in music to join this LLC. Anyone with an interest in playing and studying music is encouraged to join this community. From SU’s performing ensembles to learning about sound mixing in SU’s high-tech audio labs, there are lots of opportunities to grow as a lover of music.

  • Fall: HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
    MUSC 201 - Introduction to Music Technology

  • Spring: MATH 105 - Liberal Arts Mathematics: Music and Mathematics

Performing Arts - Theatre
(Note: Students in the Performing Arts - Music and Theatre LLCs live in the same building.) Theatre majors are invited to join this LLC to investigate the roles of theatre professionals and benefit from hands-on work in all aspects of theatre production.

  • Fall: THEA 110 - Technical Production
    THEA 199 - Cornerstone Seminar

  • Spring Course: THEA 126 - Costuming and Theatre Crafts

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Students in this LLC are pursuing exciting careers, from actuarial science to zoology. Discover all the various science- and technology-related opportunities at SU while enjoying fun activities like a boat trip through the coastal bays and a visit to NASA Wallops Island.

  • Fall: HIST 103 - First-Year Seminar in World History
    MATH 201 -Calculus I

  • Spring: ENGL 103 - Composition and Research: Environmental Writing
    MATH 202 - Calculus II

Students in this LLC are interested in living a balanced lifestyle and many are pursuing health professions majors like athletic training, exercise science, medical technology and respiratory therapy. With a holistic philosophy, this LLC promotes attention to mind, body and spirit.

  • Fall: MATH 155 - Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis
    PHEC 106 - Personalized Health and Fitness

  • Spring: BIOL 215- Human Anatomy and Physiology I

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