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UNCS2201: The Courage to Know

A Boston College Cornerstone Elective for First-Year Students

The college experience can be seen as a puzzle, a myriad of pieces that fit together to create a picture- a road map per se- of what the Good Life ought to be and how to live it.  During your time at Boston College, it is your challenge to put these pieces together in a way that makes sense for the person you are becoming.  The Courage to Know is a first-year elective designed to confront students with the most fundamental formational questions that will guide your years at Boston College and beyond:

Who am I?
What am I good at?
Who am I called to become?

In this seminar, you will examine the process of identity development through contemporary literature, current research, and social commentary.  Discussion topics include the nature of learning, social justice, faith development, race, class, gender, sexuality, intimacy, and vocational discernment within the context of this Catholic Jesuit education.  

This three-credit seminar is offered to first-year undergraduates who may chose to take it in either the fall or spring semester. For those taking this course in the fall semester, the course instructor will serve as your academic advisor until you move into major advising sometime in your sophomore year. Instructors are faculty and administrators from across the University.

Courage to Know Course Options:
Fall 2018

UNCS2201.01

UNCS2201.02

UNCS2201.03

UNCS2201.04

UNCS2201.05

UNCS2201.06

UNCS2201.07

UNCS2201.08

UNCS2201.09

UNCS2201.10

UNCS2201.11

UNCS2201.12

UNCS2201.13

UNCS2201.14

MWF 11 AM

MWF 12 PM

MWF 12 PM

M W 4:00 PM

M W 4:30 PM

T TH 9 AM

T TH 10:30 AM

T TH 12 PM

T TH 1:30 PM

T TH 1:30 PM

T TH 3 PM

T TH 4:30 PM

T TH 4:30 PM

M W 3 PM

Jorgensen

Roberts

Gallagher

Heffernan

Bane

Bracher

Duggan

S. Michalczyk

J. Michalczyk

Bracher

Davidson

Mulderrig

Juraschek

Reznick