Fall Courses

For more information about the available TLC bundles, please email TLC@niu.edu.

Fall 2019

Open to all Freshmen

The Creative Path to Student Success

You know that you love to move, or act, or sing, or paint, or shape or mold, or make. Now, there is a way you can take your young talent and use it to launch your college career. “The Creative Path” TLC, open to all majors, can help you start down the road to success, and help you stay on that road throughout your four years.



  • ART 100 Drawing Foundation I (Section T003, Class Number 1996)
    Monday, Wednesday 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • ENG 103 Rhetoric and Composition (Section TLC5, Class Number 2708)
    Tuesday, Thursday 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • UNIV 101 University Experience (Section T209, Class Number 2412)
    Tuesday, Thursday 9:30a.m.-10:20 a.m.

Psychology: The Growth Mindset

What motivates you? How can we motivate others? Why do some people stay motivated when faced with challenges and others do not? These questions are at the heart of being successful students, leaders, teammates, parents, and employees. This TLC engages you in critical thinking about fixed and growth mindset research and considers ways to apply these concepts.


  • PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology (Section T207, Class number 7618)
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-1:50 p.m.
  • ENGL 103 Rhetoric and Composition (Section TLC4, Class number 4375)
    Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • UNIV 101 University Experience (Section T903, Class number 2434)
    Tuesday, Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Open to Students Interested in Health Related Fields

Open to Freshman Engineering Majors

Calculus and Physics for Engineers

If you an engineering major and taking Physics I with Calculus I, this TLC is for you! The paired set of courses will allow you to explore the concepts of calculus while learning to apply them in physics.


  • MATH 229 Calculus I (Section T303, Class number 2939)
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10-10:50 a.m.
  • PHYS 253 Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics (Section T301, Class number 3635)
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-12:50 p.m.
  • PHYS 253L Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics Laboratory (Section T302, Class number 3293) Wednesday 3-5:40 p.m.

Open to CHANCE Students

Exploring Identity through Paired Reading and Writing

Refine your literacy and communication skills. This TLC allows you to develop your writing and reading, thus helping you to succeed in classes, daily life, and beyond.


  • LTRE 100P Communication Skills (Reading) (Section T116, Class number 1167)
    Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • ENGL 103P Rhetoric and Composition (Section TLC3, Class number 4375)
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-9:50 a.m.