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General Education Curriculum: BenU Interdisciplinary Seminars

IDS 2200: Catholic and Benedictine Intellectual Tradition

IDS 200 courses will:

Advance students' overall competency in these Learning Goals:  

1.a.  Critical Thinking

2.a. Oral and Written Expression (as WI course)

3.a. Find information (as WI course)

3.b. Evaluate sources (as WI course)

7.b. Recognize relationships among different disciplinary approaches to the study of human cultures and the natural world

7.c. Integrate learning from different disciplines to illuminate intersecting topics of investigation

8,. b. understand the Rule of St. Benedict and the contributions of Benedictine monasticism to history, culture, spirituality, and education

8. c. show knowledge of how different religions and philosophies view the human person, spirituality, and the divine

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IDS 3300: Human Dignity or the Common Good

IDS 300 courses will meet the following Learning Goals 

Advance students' overall competency in these Learning Goals:  

1.a.  Critical Thinking

2.a. Oral and Written Expression (as WI course)

3.a. Find information (as WI course)

3.b. Evaluate sources (as WI course)

5 a.. engage ethical problems thoughtfully and actively, and contribute to the work of peace and social justice

5 c. understand conflict resolution processes

7.b. Recognize relationships among different disciplinary approaches to the study of human cultures and the natural world

7.c. Integrate learning from different disciplines to illuminate intersecting topics of investigation

 

 

IDS 300 courses will also: 

  • Engage one of the following themes (i.e., make it a central focus of the course--one that is the subject of at least one writing assignment and at least one required text):  Human Dignity or the Common Good
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Interdisciplinary Seminar overview

-provide students with an integrative liberal arts learning experience,

-advance the general education essential learning goals, 

-instill a better understanding of the Benedictine and Catholic Hallmarks.

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