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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Most of the learning communities offered in the Spring link two CORE courses together. This allows students to satisfy two core course requirements in one block of time! Be sure to check your degree plan so you register for courses that will help meet your educational goals.

Please note: In order to register for a learning community, you must enroll in both of the linked courses. On the registration page, enter the CRNs for both courses at the same time. If you try to register for only one of the linked courses, you will receive a registration error.


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History and Argument through Classic American Films!
Register for CRNs: 17353 & 24091

Prerequisite: ENGL 1301

Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENGL 1302.157 English Composition II A. Gonzalez
HIST 1302.103 History II C. Gonzalez-Stout
Course title: History and Argument through Classic American Films Learning Community
Two courses in one!  Earn credit for HIST 1302 and ENGL 1302!

Description: This unique learning environment is dedicated to historical analysis, rhetoric and pop culture studies. Classic American Films serve as documents representing the past that provide a window into cultural attitudes, societal influences as well as the tumultuous events of 20th century America.
Taught by: Corina Gonzalez-Stout and Anival Gonzalez
Students must register for both of the following History and English sections

English 1302.157 11:00-12:15 CRN #17353
History 1302.103 12:30-1:45  CRN #24091




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Controversial Current Events:
Government Responses to Social Problems
Register for CRNs: 13052 & 11477

Great for students in any major!

Course Number Course Title Instructor
GOVT 2305 Federal Government R. Marbut
SOCI 1306 Social Problems K. Paige

Core requirements: These linked courses enable you to complete both an Government & Social Sciences course, required for most degrees, at the same time!

Back by popular demand! Real world case studies will be used to explore how government responds to relevant social problems. Guaranteed to be fun and inspiring as we explore such issues as inequality, war, and terrorism.

Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am - 12:15pm & 12:30 - 1:45pm.



The American Dream or Cogs in the Machine:
An Exploration of Social Injustice
Register for CRNs: 13561 & 26277

Great for students in any major!

Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENGL 1302.044   English Composition II L. Metzger
HIST 1302.043   History II D. Galindo

Core requirements: Students must enroll in both courses to participate in this learning community

What does it mean to be a citizen? How can WE believe in the American Dream? Come and learn about social injustices impacting America and your role within the American Dream.

Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am - 12:15pm


Federal Government & State Government Learning Community (6 credit hours)
GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306 Combined
Register for CRNs: 11726 & 11727

Great for students in any major!

Course Number Course Title Instructor
GOVT 2305.062  Federal Government Faculty
GOVT 2306.140  Texas State Government Faculty
This Learning Community links Federal Government and Texas Government courses back-to-back in the same semester earning the student 6 credit hours in one semester. Federal Government during Flex I and Texas Government during Flex II.
This is a really cool set of classes that uses field trips to provide in-the-field-based experiences, observations and training activities for students. More than 65% of the classes are field trips. Students observe governmental meetings in person and have opportunities to meet one-on-one with governmental leaders of all branches and levels of government, including Federal and State judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, councilmembers, county commissioners, and many other appointed and elected officials.

These courses interconnect governmental concepts and issues between local, state and national levels of government, and are ideal for government and pre-law majors. This Learning Community is also good for students who learn better in "hands-on" environments.