WFU Living Learning Communities

At Wake Forest, we believe learning takes place beyond the four walls of a classroom and are eager to provide opportunities to enhance your intellectual, cultural, and social development. One of the many ways our faculty members support this idea is through unique learning communities called Living Learning Communities.

Living Learning Communities give you the opportunity to engage with your classes in new and exciting ways. Students in Living Learning Communities build connections with their classmates while fulfilling degree requirements (such as First Year Seminars, Writing Seminars, or Divisional Courses).

In a Living Learning Community you live in the same residence hall as your classmates and engage in class and residential events designed to deepen your learning and foster community.  You also connect with your course instructor in a manner that is uniquely Wake Forest. While your Living Learning Community course instructor does not live in the residence hall with you, he/she will serve as a teacher, mentor, and event facilitator for you and your classmates. Often, but not always, Living Learning Community course instructors also serve as your adviser, providing additional aid in the advising and registration process.

Spring 2018 Living Learning Communities

We are offering the following Living Learning Communities in Spring 2018:

FYS 100: Expressions of Love (CRN: 24191)
Professor Ron Von Burg, Department of Communication
TR 9:30 – 10:45
Location TBD

Notions of love are found everywhere. We use “love” to describe our relationship with people, animals, objects, art, knowledge, activities, self, and the divine. And yet in each case, the meanings of “love” and its associations vary. This First Year Seminar engages the idea of “love” from a rhetorical and philosophical perspective to uncover love’s various shades of meaning including romantic love, divine love, self-love, unrequited love, among others. To that end, we will read selections and essays from prodigious figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and de Beauvoir among many other poets and artists. This class is run seminar style, so students are expected to reflect upon the readings and concepts through communal conversations.