Join a Learning Community!

Connecting ideas, inspiring success and increasing completion

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) plans to offer paired learning community courses at its Dyersburg campus and the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County beginning spring 2018. Learning communities are class pairings that form connections between the content in two or more courses. Research shows that this method of teaching helps engage students and improves learning.

Learning communities offered at the Dyersburg campus this spring will include Macroeconomics (ECON 11075) paired with Introduction to Ethics (PHIL 11376) and World Literature II (ENGL 12381) paired with World Civilization II (HIST 10928).

DSCC also plans to offer learning communities at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County including Music Appreciation (MUS 11545) paired with World Civilization II (HIST 10280) and Composition I (ENGL 10728) paired with General Psychology (PSYC 12158).

These course pairings are designed to increase chances for academic success by providing students with a unique learning experience that is supportive and more personal. Some assignments will cross over between the courses in order to promote collaboration with classmates and instructors.

Students interested in signing up for a learning community should make an appointment to speak with their advisor. An appointment can be made online at by selecting either the Future Students or Current Students tab and then clicking on “Make an Appointment.” Students may also contact a One Stop Center at 731-286-3350 (Dyersburg) or 901-475-3100 (Covington).