At Rutgers–Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Learning Communities consist of two courses that examine a single theme from different disciplinary perspectives that mutually support student learning. One group of students is enrolled in the two courses, which are taught by different instructors. Periodically, both professors meet with the whole class to reflect on the material they are learning and also to engage in some fun activities. Learning communities also provide students joining Rutgers–Camden for the first time with a way to build a sense of community on campus.

In Fall 2022, the CCAS will be offering the following learning communities, which are open only to first-year and second-year students. Courses marked with an asterisk fulfill a general education requirement. Interested students should consult their academic advisor for registration.


African American Experiences through Religion and Music

History of Music: Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement (50:700:209:74)
Professor Joseph Streater, Music

African-American Religion (50:840:216:74)*
Professor Nicholas Johnson, Philosophy and Religion

*Satisfies Diversity (D) and Ethics and Values (EAV) General Education Requirements

Power and Propaganda

Young Adult Literature (50:350:107:71)
Professor Holly Blackford Humes, English and Communication

Truth and Lies in the Digital World (50:209:110:71)*
Professor Jim Brown, Digital Studies and English and Communication

*Satisfies Ethics and Values (EAV) General Education Requirement

Japanese Art and Culture: History and Visual Arts

Japanese Art (50:082:212:72)*
Professor Chinghsin Wu, Visual, Media and Performing Arts

*Satisfies Global Communities (GCM) General Education Requirement

Samurai Japan (50:516:233:72)*
Professor Nick Kapur, History

*Satisfies Heritages and Civilizations (HAC) General Education Requirement

Understanding Physical Concepts

Elements of Physics (50:750:131:73)
Professor Cory Trout, Physics

Calculus I (50:640:121:73)*
Professor Haydee Herrera-Guzman, Mathematics

*Satisfies Logical and Quantitative Reasoning (LQR)  General Education Requirement


To learn more, contact Academic Advising:
Phone: (856) 225-6043