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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

First Year Seminars

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First Year Seminars will provide students with opportunities to work closely with a member of the faculty as they explore important intellectual questions and become immersed in the life of the mind through an exploration of a variety of academic topics.  In the course of the seminar, students will become familiar with the University’s Ignatian identity and mission and address important transition-to-college issues.  Students will choose from seminars that address a wide variety of different topics, and which can function as a major course, a general education course or an elective.  Each seminar will enroll no more that 18 students so as to maximize interaction with the professor and among students.

Passport Program

In support of the First Year Seminar, all students will participate in a series of co-curricular activities called the Passport Program (also called the “T.A.P.E.S.T.R.Y. Program” in the College of Professional Studies).  Guided by the professor teaching your First Year Seminar, you will attend or participate in events designed to introduce you both to the content and meaning of the Ignatian tradition of education and service, and to the life of the mind as lived in many global traditions, but with a focus on the West as the home of the Ignatian tradition. 

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