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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 2020.

Lost Interlocutor: Philosophy of Human Nature

Professor Robert J. Parmach

PHIL 1003-R01 (CRN: 10059), Monday & Thursday 8:30am-9:45am

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.

Drug Discovery: From the Laboratory to the Clinic

Professor Joshua Schrier

CHEM 1102-R01 (CRN: 44769), Tuesday & Friday 1:00pm-2:15pm

A rigorous course for non-science majors on the scientific, public policy, and ethical considerations of drug development and commercialization.  Topics include an introduction to basic concepts of chemical structure and bonding as applicable to medicinal chemistry, computational structure-based drug design methods, drug testing and approval process, economics of drug commercialization, and public policy issues. 

This course fulfills the Physical Science and Eloquentia Perfecta 1 Core requirements.

Mind-Body Connection: Introduction to Behavioral Health

Professor Rachel Annunziato (limited enrollment)

PSYC 1004-R01 (CRN: 37659), Tuesday 2:30pm-5:15pm

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. 

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

Sinners, Saints, and Stories

Professor Harry Nasuti

THEO 1007-R01 (CRN: 43004), Tuesday & Friday 10:00am-11:15am

This course will explore both the ways that biblical narratives have informed the traditional self understanding of the western world and the ways in which that self-understanding has been complicated in the modern era. Of particular interest for this course are 1) different biblical presentations of what it means to be a "sinner" or a "saint," 2) the further reflection on these narratives found in post-biblical literature, and 3) the competing narratives that may be found in the modern world.

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

Spanish Colonialism Through Film

Professor Sara Lehman

MLAL 1010-R01 (CRN: 36154), Tuesday 2:30pm-5:15pm

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.

Sinners, Saints, and Stories

Professor Harry Nasuti

This course will explore both the ways that biblical narratives have informed the traditional self understanding of the western world and the ways in which that self-understanding has been complicated in the modern era. Of particular interest for this course are 1) different biblical presentations of what it means to be a "sinner" or a "saint," 2) the further reflection on these narratives found in post-biblical literature, and 3) the competing narratives that may be found in the modern world.

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