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Criminology and Citizenship & Social Justice Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities


In a WKU Living Learning Community (LLC), students with similar academic or social interests live together on a residence hall floor and participate in activities tailored to their specific majors or interests. 

The WKU Department of Sociology & Criminology offers two exciting Living Learning Communities for first-year students: 

  • Criminology LLC

  • Citizenship & Social Justice LLC

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“Joining the LLC allowed me to be in one of the most encouraging environments I’ve ever experienced...I had a group of 25 peers around me that I had three classes a day with, and we all lived on the same floor too. We were instant friends, and we knew so much about each other quickly. They were my first friends on campus, and we didn’t have to go through that ‘I don’t know anyone in this class’ phase. It just made it feel like home.”


Criminology

 

The Criminology Living Learning Community is focused on engaging first-year students interested in the professions of criminology (i.e., law enforcement, courts, corrections, victim advocacy, and juvenile justice)

 

Criminology LLC students will live on the same residence hall floor while engaging in shared classroom experiences and programming designed to deepen awareness of and appreciation for the field of criminology.

LLC participants will benefit from a close relationship with faculty and peer mentors in the criminology program, learning from them the techniques of college success.


Linked Courses 

LLC participants will enroll in:

  • CRIM 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice during the fall semester, and

  • CRIM 234: Crime and Popular Culture

Both courses satisfy General Education requirements and Criminology major requirements.


Special Events & Activities

Criminology LLC participants will be provided with opportunities to participate in special events & activities, tailored to their needs and interests in the field of Criminology and college and career success. These events may include, but are not limited to:

  • Guest talks with criminal justice agents from law enforcement, courts, corrections, victim advocacy, drug abuse intervention and more;

  • Vists to correctional institutions, behavioral intervention centers, and courtroom proceedings.

Citizenship & Social Justice

 

The Citizenship & Social Justice Living Learning Community is an opportunity to learn more about social justice and how you can get involved, become more politically engaged, and to better understand the process of democratic participation.

 

In the Citizenship & Social Justice LLC, done in partnership with the Political Science Department, students will live on the same residence hall floor while engaging in shared classroom experiences and programming around the topics of citizenship & social justice.

LLC participants will benefit from a close relationship with faculty and peer mentors, learning from them the techniques of college success.


Linked Courses 

LLC participants will enroll in:

  • CSJ 200: Introduction to Social Justice, and
  • PS 110: American National Government.

Both courses satisfy General Education requirements.


Special Events & Activities

Criminology LLC participants will be provided with opportunities to participate in special events & activities, tailored to their needs and interests in relation to citizenship and social justice. These events may include, but are not limited to:

  • Talks with local social justice advocates from organizations such as BG for Peace and the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

  • Work on political campaigns, get-out-the-vote initiatives, and events associated with the American Democracy Project.


Both the Sociology and Citizenship & Social Justice Living Learning Communities will be located in the brand new First Year Village in Normal Hall, opening fall 2021.

 

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You can apply for a Living Learning Community through your WKU Housing Application. You can indicate and rank up to 2 Living Learning Community preferences. 

 

Apply for Housing 

Housing Application Priority Deadline: March 31

 


 

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 Last Modified 4/28/21