Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

The Seminars:
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All first year students take a seminar course; Eloquentia Perfecta refers to a long-valued tradition of Jesuit education: “right reason expressed effectively, responsibly, and gracefully.” These seminars are offered in a variety of the core FCLC courses (such as history, philosophy, sociology, art, music, theology, anthropology, and theatre). Students are aided by their professor to develop skills in oral and written expression which will serve them well in college and beyond.

Each Eloquentia Perfecta class is a small class of just 20 students, taught by one of Fordham’s most accomplished faculty. Each section has a mix of resident and commuter students working together in teams on in-class projects and larger assignments that encourage them to take advantage of all their NYC campus has to offer. Some seminar sessions are held in one of the wifi-ready lounges right inside McMahon Residence Hall.

These seminars also serve as just one example of “Cura personalis” - a method employed at institutions of Jesuit education which assures that each student at Fordham is valued for the unique and multifaceted person that she or he is.


What students are saying about their Eloquentia Perfecta Seminar classes:

“The instructor cared about us.”

“...thoroughly enjoyable. My professor was open to students’ ideas and opinions.”

“I loved this course and felt more of a sense of community with my peers and teacher.”

“...learned how to write better.”

“The EP Seminar is a very useful tool to have students assimilate to their first year and make a smooth transition to college.”

“Nice to have students from your class living on your floor. Helped create a sense of community.”


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