An Intermediate Learning Community (ILC) may be taken anytime between your first year and senior learning communities. The ILC may also be used to fulfill core requirements of the undergraduate curriculum. Through hands-on learning, the ILC addresses interdisciplinary topics and explores the social and intellectual links between diverse perspectives. Expect to conduct sophisticated writing, challenging research and an integrated final project that facilitates critical thinking and involves a written or an oral presentation.
Most ILCs are composed of two courses, taken together. Some ILCs are just one course, one unit, with two professors teaching together. It's helpful to take the ILC early on to fulfill two of the core requirements. Some students are advised to take an ILC required by your major. You can also fulfill the ILC by studying abroad in an approved program and taking at least two courses. More ILCs are offered during the spring semester than during the fall semester, and ILCs change from semester to semester — if you see one you like, take it! View course options.