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Ignatian Education Seminar

The purpose of the Ignatian Education Seminar (HPRH 3075) is to give students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences at Fordham in conversation with key texts from the Jesuit tradition of liberal arts education. The seminar allows students to explore what is distinctive about that tradition and to discuss its relevance for the modern world. It also asks students to consider their relationships to that tradition during their time at Fordham and to think about the way it might affect their lives after graduation.

Each section of the seminar is taught by a member of the faculty or administration with a special interest in the Jesuit liberal arts tradition. Facilitators have included Dr. Michael Latham, the Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill; Dr. Dominic Balestra, Professor of Philosophy and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor Angela O'Donnell, Associate Director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies; Dr. Mary Beth Combs, Associate Professor of Economics and a Jesuit Volunteer Corps alumna; Dr. Mary Calloway, Associate Professor of Theology; Fr. John Dzieglewicz, S.J., Senior Class Dean for Fordham College at Rose Hill; Fr. Martin Chase, S.J., Associate Professor of English; and Dr. Harry Nasuti, Professor of Theology and Director of the FCRH Honors Program.

The Ignatian Education Seminar is open to all Fordham College at Rose Hill juniors and seniors. It is a one-credit, pass-fail course that meets four times over the semester. To facilitate discussion, enrollment is limited to 10 students in each section.


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