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LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES (LLC)

If you will live on campus in Fall 2023 and were accepted into an LLC, see the welcome message sent to your UC Merced email.

  • Messages went out between May 5 - June 16, 2023.
    • That message includes information about any courses required in Fall 2023 for students in that LLC.
  • Note:  some LLC do not have required courses.

If you have questions, email livinglearning@ucmerced.edu.

  • Send the message from your UC Merced email and include your student ID number.

 

SPARK 10 RECOMMENDED FOR ENGINEERING MAJORS

All Fall 2023 first years must complete SPRK 001 or SPRK 010 with a C- or higher by the end of Spring 2024.

SPRK 001 or 010 fills a General Education (GE) requirement.

  • Most first years will take SPRK in Fall 2023.

School of Engineering (SOE) faculty recommend that engineering majors take SPRK 010 (rather than SPRK 001) and take it in Fall 2023.

  • SPRK 010 was developed specifically for SOE majors but is open to first years in any major.
  • All first years are allowed to take either SPRK 001 orr SPRK 010.

 

WRITING 10 SECTIONS FOR ENGINEERING MAJORS

If you have met the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) and qualify to take WRI 010 in Fall 2023, four sections are reserved exclusively for first years in the School of Engineering (SOE):

  • WRI 010, section 1, CRN 30049
    • MW 7:30-9:20 pm
  • WRI 010, section 7, CRN 36513
    • TR 3:30-5:20 pm
  • WRI 010, section 24, CRN 30654
    • TR 9:30-11:20 am
  • WRI 010, section 27, CRN 35713
    • MW 5:30-7:20 pm

SOE first years who have met ELWR are allowed to take any section of WRI 010.  However, these four sections may be of special interest--and may be a great way to meet and connect with other first year SOE majors!

 

WRITING 10 SECTIONS FOR PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS

(update 7/13/23)

If you have met the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) and qualify to take WRI 010 in Fall 2023, seven sections are targeted toward students who are pre-health (planning for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, public health, etc.).

These sections were previously restricted to certain Living Learning Community cohorts, but are now open to any student interested in or considering a health career:

  • WRI 010, section 3, CRN 36235
    • TTh 9:30-11:20 am
  • WRI 010, section 12, CRN 30168
    • MW 9:30-11:20 am
  • WRI 010, section 15, CRN 36236
    • TTh 3:30-5:20 pm
  • WRI 010, section 20, CRN 34380
    • MW 9:30-11:20 am
  • WRI 010, section 21, CRN 30634
    • TTh 5:30-7:20 pm
  • WRI 010, section 28, CRN 35714
    • MW 7:30-9:20 pm
  • WRI 010, section 37, CRN 37085
    • TTh 7:30-9:20 am