What is LinC?

A LinC Learning Community Is

  • An innovative approach to learning designed for student success
  • linc studentsTwo or more classes linked together with a common theme, content and materials
  • A group of students and instructors working collaboratively in a friendly, supportive atmosphere
  • Open to all De Anza students

LinC courses are identified in the Schedule of Classes with the letter D at the end of the course number (i.e., READ D091.01D)

Meet Some LinC Students!

Fatima AhmedFatima Ahmed says taking LinC courses "helped me balance out my heavy course load by combining assignments and readings. Even though it was online, I formed a close bond with many of my classmates!"

Here's How It Works

linc logoThe purpose of a learning community is to promote student success by offering a better way to learn.

We learn naturally by making connections between different ideas and experiences.

In learning communities, we integrate two or more subjects to create a better and easier understanding of both.

You work with the same community of students in the linked classes, helping each other succeed and making friends along the way. With some common readings and assignments, you learn more and complete more units – with less stress.


Kristin Skager

Instructor and Coordinator


Email: skagerkristin@deanza.edu 

Anu Khanna

Instructor and Coordinator


Email: khannaanu@deanza.edu 

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