The Manresa Program
Manresa (proper noun): a place of radical transformation; a town in Spain where the founder of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius of Loyola, underwent experiences that radically transformed the way he perceived the world and his purpose; an Integrated Learning Community where Fordham College at Rose Hill students come together to grow in knowledge of the world and of themselves and to develop their gifts of intellect and spirit.
Features of the program include:
- Specially designed sections of freshman core courses, taught in a seminar format with a maximum enrollment of sixteen students, currently in the fall semester only; students assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
- The professor functions as his or her students’ academic advisor and mentor
- Each section has one additional contact hour per week to allow for extra-curricular discussions, or any of a variety of activities at the discretion of the instructor (writing workshops, advising sessions in advance of registration, etc.)
- All Manresa seminars, whatever the topic, assist students in developing their skills of close, critical, thoughtful, and imaginative reading; precise, effective, and graceful writing; confident and effective speaking (and skill in argument in both writing and speaking); critical thinking, including logical inference, hypothesis testing, and evaluation of evidence; and habits of self-reflection and contemplation
Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D.
Fordham College at Rose Hill
Keating Hall, Room 302
441 E. Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
phone: (718) 817-4730
fax: (718) 817-5752