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Learning Cohorts
Fall 2011
Learning cohorts at Howard University are not classes! They are dynamic, vibrant communities that offer the perfect atmosphere outside of the classroom for encouraging the free flow of ideas and rich conversation. All freshmen, new students, and transfer students are invited to join. Each cohort, consisting of approximately 5—10 participants, may be led by one dynamic individual or a team of energetic volunteers (faculty, staff, graduate students, and upperclassmen) who facilitate discussions on intellectually stimulating topics drawn from books, the media, or any source that offers opportunities for rich conversation.

Teams can meet in the “usual spaces” on campus, but may often find themselves gathering in cafes, restaurants, museums, or even chemistry laboratories-- where they can talk, read, write, and debate issues of common interest. Last year’s cohorts centered on such topics as Harry Potter; Financial Literacy, LGBT Engagement; Sister Talk, and Black Women in Film. Topics for fall 2011 promise to be even more exciting.We are excited about the possibilities and are seeking your participation. Interested in joining a Learning Cohort? Sign up via or stop by the Office of Student Activities, Suite 117 Blackburn University Center.

Howard University, Office of University Communications,
2225 Georgia Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20059