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UN201: The Courage to Know

Exploring the Intellectual, Social, and Spiritual Landscapes of the College Experience


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The college experience can be seen as a puzzle, a myriad of pieces that need to fit together to achieve a desired outcome. There is life in and outside the classroom. There is the identity of this University as a Jesuit Catholic institution. There is freedom and responsibility and a need to balance a social and academic life. There is a world of ideas to engage, friendships to make, and conversations to pursue.

How do we approach these challenges so that our hopes on entering college are matched by the reality of successes? How can the vision of this University help shape us into becoming the best person that we can be?

This seminar will serve as a fifth course during your first or second semester. It will be an introduction to college life. The readings and discussions will investigate personal and social development in the college years. Topics include the nature of learning, diversity, social justice, human sexuality, intimacy, addiction, and career and professional discernment, among other topics. The class materials and strategies are designed to be provocative and practical as well as intellectually stimulating.

This will be an interactive three-credit seminar of fifteen students. Your instructor will serve as your academic advisor. He/she will be assisted by a senior student who will serve as a mentor/guide. This course will be an elective taught by University faculty.


Courage to Know Section Offerings Fall 2013

UN20101  The Courage to Know  Rev. Joseph Marchese  M W F 11

UN20102  The Courage to Know  Rev. Joseph Marchese  M W F 1

UN20103  The Courage to Know  Brian Braman M W F 2

UN20104  The Courage to Know  Ashley Duggan  T TH 10:30*

UN20105  The Courage to Know  John Michalczyk  T TH 1:30*

UN20106  The Courage to Know  Susan Roberts M W F 10

UN20107  The Courage to Know  Dard Miller  T TH 4:30*

UN20108  The Courage to Know  Martha Hincks  T TH 10:30

UN20109  The Courage to Know  Eve Spangler  M W 12*

UN20110  The Courage to Know  Daniel Leahy  M W F 2

UN20111  The Courage to Know  Paul Chebator  T TH 4:30*

UN20112  The Courage to Know  Michael Moore  T TH 12*

UN20113  The Courage to Know  Luke Jorgensen  T TH 1:30*

UN20114  The Courage to Know  Elizabeth Bracher   M W F 10

UN20115  The Courage to Know  Dacia Gentilella  T TH 1:30*

UN20116  The Courage to Know  Thomas Miles  M W F 4