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Seminar Offerings

Manresa Seminars

The following Manresa courses are offered to Fordham College at Rose Hill students, and will be one of five courses you take in the fall semester.

For FCRH students, the Manresa course fulfills the Eloquentia Perfecta 1 Core Requirement and one or more specific FCRH freshman core requirements.

For Gabelli School of Business students, the Manresa course fulfills one of the Gabelli liberal arts or business core requirements.

Fordham College at Rose Hill Student Choices

The following are course choices open only to incoming Manresa students in Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH). FCRH students who are admitted to Manresa will self-register for their chosen course during their designated registration period for fall 2019.

Lost Interlocutor: Philosophy of Human Nature

Professor Robert J. Parmach

Proceeding by the Socratic Method, this course examines the views of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Descartes, and their intellectual links to contemporary science, religion, and Jesuit education. We investigate salient themes, including existence, knowledge, truth, mind, justice, morality, reality, belief, and love. The course stresses critical spoken dialogue and writing intensive assignments, many of which consistof interactive (and fun) out-of-class learning experiences. The professor even feeds you at most of these.

This course satisfies the Philosophy of Human Nature and Eloquentia Perfecta 1 Core requirements.

Mind-Body Connection: Introduction to Behavioral Health

Professor Rachel Annunziato

Clinical health psychology encompasses a broad and diverse specialization in psychology.  An important focus within this field is how physical health or illness is influenced by psychological processes or mental health. This course will provide a broad overview of psychological aspects of health as well as a focus on this relationship in specific, common illnesses. The overall goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive perspective on how psychology can augment the understanding and treatment of significant public health problems. In addition, this course will prepare students for future coursework or participation in behavioral health research. Specific

This course satisfies the Social Science and Eloquentia Perfecta 1 Core requirements. It also counts as an elective course towards a Psychology major or minor.

Music Focus: Rock & Pop Issues

Professor Matthew Gelbart

Rock and Pop music have generated controversies from their first appearance, whether the issues surrounded the words, the rhythms, the marketing, or other aspects. This seminar will focus on a combination of recordings, primary source readings, and recent scholarship on rock and pop to evaluate critically some of the most important debates about race, gender, class, age, authorship and copyright, commercialism and individuality, identity and general musical quality.

This course does not assume any background in music. Students at all levels of musical literacy—including none at all—are welcome.

This course fulfills the Fine & Performing Arts and Eloquentia Perfecta 1 Core requirements.

Mystics, Monks, and Mindfulness: Contemplation-in-Action Today

Professor Brenna Moore

This course explores the tensions between contemplation and action in the modern world by engaging writings by and about the Ignatian, Buddhist, Benedictine, and Islamic traditions. Given the demands to act in and improve the world, what is the role of silence, contemplation, and devotion? This course may include field visits to off-campus religious communities.

This course satisfies the Faith and Critical Reason and Eloquentia Perfecta 1 Core requirements.

Spanish Colonialism Through Film

Professor Sara Lehman

This course examines the diverse (personal, social, and national) narrations of one essential time period in the history of the Americas: the age of Spanish colonization of the New World. In particular, the course considers the recounting of this era through literary and visual means, through mainstream (the conquerors) and alternative (the conquered) perspectives, and through modern and traditional media.

This course fulfills the Eloquentia Perfecta 1, and Eloquentia Perfecta 2 (Texts & Contexts) Core requirements.

Gabelli School of Business Student Choices

The following are course choices open only to incoming Manresa students in the Gabelli School of Business.

Ground Floor

Professor Michael McSherry

This introduction to business course challenges students to learn about the environment within which business operates and the various disciplines and key concepts involved. Students are encouraged to study and appreciate how such ingredients are integrated to produce an overall effective organization, as well as become aware of political, social, and environmental forces that change business practices, perceptions, and evolving career tracks.

This course satisfies a Gabelli Business Core requirement.

Lost Interlocutor: Philosophy of Human Nature

Professor Robert J. Parmach

Proceeding by the Socratic Method, this course examines the views of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Descartes, and their intellectual links tocontemporary science, religion, and Jesuit education. We investigate salient themes, including existence, knowledge, truth, mind, justice, morality, reality, belief, and love. The course stresses critical spoken dialogue and writing intensive assignments, many of which consist of interactive (and fun) out-of-class learning experiences. The professor even feeds you at most of these.

This course satisfies the Philosophy of Human Nature Gabelli Liberal Arts Core requirement.

Mystics, Monks, and Mindfulness: Contemplation-in-Action Today

Professor Brenna Moore

This course explores the tensions between contemplation and action in the modern world by engaging writings by and about the Ignatian, Buddhist, Benedictine, and Islamic traditions. Given the demands to act in and improve the world, what is the role of silence, contemplation, and devotion? This course may include field visits to off-campus religious communities.

This course satisfies the Faith and Critical Reason Gabelli Liberal Arts Core requirement.