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Love of Learning and the Desire for Excellence: The Residential Living and Learning Program

Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?
The Residential Living and Learning Program is a unique opportunity for freshmen to experience a community of intellectual friends and mentors who will help them integrate their intellectual and cultural lives and guide them to a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them. They will explore fundamental questions of identity, community, calling, and search for answers to such questions as: How do I live a creative and examined life? How ought I to truly live my life? What are my gifts and talents?

The Living and Learning Program is offered through four sections of the Perspectives on Western Culture course that will bring faculty and students into conversation with ancient, modern, and contemporary thinkers. Perspectives on Western Culture, a year-long double credit Core course in philosophy and theology, will give students the opportunity of working out for themselves a set of coherent answers to the enduring questions—particularly the question that began philosophy: What really is the life of excellence?

Students who choose to participate in this program will be housed in Duchesne Hall on Newton campus. The Wednesday night component will also be held on Newton campus. The four (4) sections of Perspectives on Western Culture designated as Residential Living and Learning are listed below.

Courses

  • PHIL/THEO1090.10 Perspectives on Western Culture
    MWF 1 and W 6-8:30, Professor Brian Braman
  • PHIL/THEO1090.15 Perspectives on Western Culture
    TTh 3 and W 6-8:30, Professor Louis Matthew Petillo
  • PHIL/THEO1090.16 Perspectives on Western Culture
    TTh 4:30 and W 6-8:30, Professor Louis Matthew Petillo
  • PHIL/THEO1090.18 Perspectives on Western Culture
    TTh 4:30 and W 6-8:30, Professor Kerry Cronin

Registration will be limited to 100 students on a first-come, first-served basis. To request both the course and housing in Duchesne Hall, please send an email to perspect@bc.edu before June 3, 2014.

Please direct questions about the Living and Learning Program to Brian Braman