Trojan Learning Community

Trojan Soar Learning Communities (TSLC)

The PEAW 1300 First Year Experience course is also offered as a learning community experience! A Learning Community is a small cohort or group of students who share common academic goals, attitudes, and work collaboratively in the classroom with one or more professors.

The Trojan Soar Learning Community (TSLC) will ease your transition to college as you enjoy all that UA Little Rock has to offer. While participating in TSLC, you will be equipped with the skills to succeed in college. You will take a First Year Experience class and a Composition I class with the same classmates. These two courses will count toward any major and will have coordinated assignments to help ease the transition to college academics.

TSLC Benefits

  • Eases students’ transition to college.
  • Equips students with the skills to succeed in college.
  • Students develop friendships and become more engaged in campus community.
  • Students have access to more help with difficult assignments.
  • Students engage in study groups, fun campus activities, and attend off-campus events.

TSLC Take-A-Way

TSLC students tend to have higher grades and more satisfaction with the general college experience because of the increased participation, experiences, and network of support by just being a part of the learning community!

Mandatory TSLC Courses

All TSLC students are required to remain in the learning community for two semesters.


  • PEAW 1300 First Year Experience
  • RHET 0321 Academic Literacy


  • PEAW 1190 Career Planning/Life Options
  • RHET 1311 Composition I