"I've enjoyed gaining really fun and useful leadership qualities that will help me in the future. I made such close friends, and am on the leadership committee within a campus club."
L.E.A.D LLC; 2012
Where each facet of your college EXPERIENCE enriches the other
Students who take several classes together make friends more quickly, form study groups, and generally have an easier time adjusting to college life.
But some students want more. They'd like a stronger connection between their academic goals and their extracurricular activities. They hope college will introduce them to other students who share their passion for a subject and will challenge them in new and exciting ways.
"The programs held in the W.E.L.L. House not only teach new things but also connect my classroom lessons with real experiences.
- Galaxie Story, Class of 2017
Borrowing from the thematic learning and close-knit classroom settings that are hallmarks of the First-Year Connections program, Hofstra has also created special opportunities for a first-year residence experience.
Eight thematic "living/learning communities" are associated with several first-year clusters and seminars, giving students the opportunity to live with many of the same students they are in class with, as well as students who share the same passion for political and civic issues, health science issues, or the arts.
Students who choose a living/learning community reside together in the Netherlands Complex in a house with 55 other first-year residential students. These students enjoy class-based activities as well as events within their living/learning community.
Commuting students who register for the following First-Year Connections clusters and seminars may also participate in the activities associated with these living/learning communities.
Honors College housing provides HUHC students a home to call their own, which is complete with spacious double rooms and common lounges where they can study, play foosball or watch TV. Most importantly, the community provides a mentee-mentor dynamic among first-year and upper-class students, who bond naturally over shared courses such as Culture and Expression. In this Living Learning Community, animated conversations about books, art and music are common, and, when it comes times to prepare for finals, a group of supportive peers and 24-hour study rooms will be your keys to success. Honors Housing is located in Liberty, Republic and Vander Poel halls. Visit the Honors College now!
HUHU 011: Social Science
T/TH, 11:10 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Professors Ahr, Doubleday, Duarte, Frisina, Teehan and Wallace
HUHC 013: Humanities
T/TH, 12:45 – 2:10 p.m.
Professors Donahue, Hollander, Kozol, Llego - guillem, MacCarey, Rich and Rubey
S.T.A.G.E.S.T.A.G.E. (Students Aspiring for Greatness in Entertainment) will house students who share an interest in performing arts including dance, vocal, instrumental, theatrical and comedic performances. This LLC is located in Hague House; Netherlands Complex.
F9:Modern Dance (Total = 8.5 s.h.)
DNCE 11, sec. F8: Modern Dance I (CP), (2.5 s.h.) (for dance majors only)
T/TH, 9:35-11 a.m., Stormy Brandenberger
DNCE 11, sec. FA: Pilates Lab
M, 10:10-11:05 a.m., Anna Hillengas
DNCE 11, sec. FB: Modern Dance Lab
W, 2:20-3:45 p.m., Robin Becker
DNCE 11, sec. FC: Freshman Performance Lab
W, 4-5:25 p.m., Maxine Steinman
WSC 1, sec. F8: Composition,
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 12:45 - 2:10p.m., Robert Vestigo
MUS 151, sec. F8: Rhythmic Training and Accompaniment for Dance
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 4-5:25 p.m., Glen Fittin
F7:The Great Stage (Total = 9 s.h.)
DRAM 9, sec. F7: Play Analysis
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 9:35a.m. - 11a.m., Christopher Dippel
ENGL 115, sec. F7: Shakespear
(AA), (3 s.h.); T/TH, 11:10a.m. - 12:35p.m., Maureen McFeely
WSC 1 sec. F7: Composition
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 2:20-3:45 p.m., Patricia Navarra
WSC1, sec. FG: Composition
(4 s.h.) ; T/TH, 12:45 - 2:10p.m., Robert Vestigo
STUDIOSTUDIO will house students who share an interest in the physical arts including graphic design, photography, film, paint and pottery. This LLC is located in Groningen House; Netherlands Complex.
FA 14F, sec. 01: Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol: Why Art and Artists Cause Trouble
(AA), (4 s.h.) M/W,12:50 -2:45 p.m., Laurie Fendrich
FA 14F, sec. 02: Graphic Design Inspirations
(CP); (3 s.h.) M/W, 1-2:50 p.m.,Beth Ocko
F2: Film and Philosophy (Total = 11 s.h.)
RTVF 10, sec. F2: Introduction to Film and Television Study
(AA), (3 s.h.); M/W,9:05 - 11:05a.m., Ethan DeSeife
PHI 10, sec. F2: Introduction to Philosophy
(HP), (4 s.h.); T/TH,12:10 - 2:05p.m., Amy Karofsky
WSC1, sec. F2: Composition
(4 s.h.); M/W, 12:50 - 2:45p.m., Lisa Dresner
WSC1, sec. FB: Composition
(4 s.h.); M/W, 2:55 - 4:50p.m.., Lisa Dresner
PreP (Pre Health Professions) is for students considering medical, veterinary or dental studies; physician assistant studies; community health studies; or clinical psychology studies. This LLC is located in Leiden House; Netherlands Complex.
Cluster F9: Pre-Health Professions
(Total = 11 s.h.)
Most medical, dental and veterinary schools require a solid foundation in science, particularly biology and chemistry. After all, organisms are massive collections of biological molecules executing complex combinations of chemical reactions in a highly controlled and regulated manner. This cluster explores general chemistry, animal form and function, and the interplay between these disciplines in the function of organisms, particularly humans. Throughout the cluster, we consider how various chemical and biological processes are related and influence the human condition. The cluster includes first-year composition (WSC 1), which will emphasize writing in the sciences.
Please note: BIO 12 and CHEM 3A satisfy University degree requirements in the Natural Sciences, and WSC 1 (or its equivalent) is required of all students.
BIO 12, sec. F9: Animal Form and Function
(NS), (4 s.h.); M/W/F, 9:05-10 a.m., Peter Daniels
BIO 12 Lab, sec. FAL: M, 2:20 - 5:20p.m., Peter Daniels
BIO 12 Lab, sec. FBL: T, 2:20 - 5:10p.m., Peter Daniels
CHEM 3A, sec. F9: General and Inorganic Chemistry (NS), (4 s.h.)
M/W/F, 10:10-11:05 a.m.; TH, 8:30-9:25 a.m., Vandana Bindra
CHEM 3B Lab sec. FA: W, 2 - 4:50p.m., TBA
CHEM 3B Lab, sec. FB: TH, 2:20-5:10 p.m., TBA
WSC 1, sec F9: Composition
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 9:35-11 a.m., Margaret Stein
WSC 1, sec. FJ: Composition
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 9:35 - 11a.m., Margaret Stein
MATH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HOUSE
Home to students who have an interest in an array of science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. This LLC is housed in Rotterdam House within the Netherlands. This LLC is located in Rotterdam House; Netherlands Complex.
Cluster F10: Engineering
(Total = 6 s.h.)
This cluster explores the world that humans have designed — the products and processes used in its development. There are three main components of the first-year engineering design course. First, the informed design process connects basic science and mathematics to an eight-step design cycle that enables students to grasp the basics of conceptual engineering design. Second, teamwork is emphasized: Students collaborate on homework and compete with other teams in designing lab projects. Third, communication skills are explored and developed through problem-solving activities and brainstorming sessions. Class sessions are composed of rich media content, including Flash animations, video clips, graphic images, music, and active learning methods to enhance student involvement, learning and change. The six lab projects allow teams to design and build their own prototypes within project specifications and time constraints, develop good interpersonal team dynamics, and improve their oral and written communication skills.
Please note: ENGG 15 satisfies a University degree requirement in the Natural Sciences, and WSC 1 (or its equivalent) is required of all students.ENGG 15, Cluster sec. F10: Designing the Human-Made World
(NS), (3 s.h.); M/W, 12:50-1:45 p.m., Mauro Caputi
and one of the following groups:
ENGG 15 Lab, sec. FAL: M, 2:20 - 4:20p.m., Mauro Caputi
WSC 1, sec. FJ: Composition
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 2:20-3:45 p.m., Dan Cole
ENGG 15 Lab, sec. FBL: W, 2:20-4:20 p.m., Mauro Caputi
WSC 1, sec. F10: Composition
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m., Dan Cole
ENGG 15 Lab, sec. FCL: F, 12:50-2:50 p.m., Mauro Caputi
WSC 1, sec. F99: Composition
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 12:45-2:10 p.m., Paul Carson
ENGG 15 Lab, sec. FDL: T, 2:20-4:20 p.m., Mauro Caputi
WSC 1, sec. FDL: Composition
(3 s.h.); T/TH, 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m., Esther Brot
W.E.L.L. (Well-balanced Exploration of Life Lessons) residents are engaged in a community that supports balanced living and helps cultivate a healthy lifestyle as it applies emotionally, intellectually, physically, environmentally, socially and spiritually. The community is nurtured through programming and regular interaction with students, staff and faculty.This LLC is located in Rensselaer House; Netherlands Complex.
PHI 14F, sec. A: The Philosophy of Health and Wellness
(HP), 3s.h.; M/W, 4:30 - 5:55p.m., Chris Eliiot
PHI 14F, sec. 2: The Meaning of Life
(HP), 4s.h.; M/W, 2:55 - 4:50p.m., Mark McEvoy
SLBY 1, sec. F40: Introduction to Sustainability
(IS), 2s.h.; M/W, 2:55 - 4:50p.m., Robert Brinkman
L.E.A.D. House (Leadership through Engagement, Advocacy and Dedication) encourages active social, academic and professional involvement within the campus and local community. Students take an in-depth look at leadership and learn about decision making, team building, ethics, goal setting and communication. Using these leadership skills, residents will be encouraged to pursue their passion for social issues on a local, regional and national level – starting right here on campus. This LLC is located in Orange House; Netherlands Complex.
PSY 14F, sec. 03: The Resilient ChildSOC 14F, sec. 02: Power, Protest, and Your Future in America's Democracy
(BH), 4 s.h.; T/TH, 2:15 - 4:10p.m., Brian Cox
(BH), 4 s.h.; T/TH, 2:15-4:10 p.m., Cynthia Bogard
Please note: The course satisfies a University graduation requirement in the Social Sciences.
The Zarb House is an exciting opportunity for first year students enrolled in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to live and study with other students pursuing careers in the field of business. Residents will participate in guest lectures; interact with deans, faculty and alumni; utilize exclusive tutorial services and attend field trips. Supplementary house programs will include an annual entrepreneurial challenge, ethics in business, Career Center info sessions targeting professional opportunities in the field. This LLC is located in Utrecht House; Netherlands Complex.
LEGL 20: Introduction to Legal Systems, Environment and Contracts (3 s.h.)
ECO 01: Principles of Economics (3 s.h.)
WSC 1: Composition (3 s.h.)
The learning experience is not limited to the four walls of the classroom, or even to the borders of the campus. Through these energetic living/learning communities, Hofstra students are exposed to environments that are intellectually stimulating, supportive and conducive to building lasting friendships and a memorable first-year college experience.