St. Bonaventure University is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. We enhance the lives of our students and help them prepare for their futures by providing experiences that build knowledge, skills, and character. In particular, we help them develop:
SBU 101 will introduce students to the characteristics and functions of community and community participation and provide frameworks to evaluate them. At the same time, SBU 101 will teach students about effective learning strategies to enhance their scholarly activities. By exploring facets of St. Bonaventure's learning community, students will gain the understanding that learning is often a communal, not an isolated, process. This course is intended for first-year students in their first semester at the university.
This course fulfills Goals, 2, 3 and 4 of the St Bonaventure University Undergraduate Learning Goals and Objectives.
Course Goals: In SBU 101, a student will
Course Learning Objectives:
Students begin to develop the language, intellectual framework, and empathy to understand many forms of diversity (especially people unlike themselves). By examining such issues in a contemporary context, students can engage in better-informed dialogue about current events and engage more actively as citizens of the modern world.
This course fulfills Goals 2 and 4 of the St Bonaventure University Undergraduate Learning Goals and Objectives.
This course is intended to introduce students to the Franciscan roots that underlie the mission and values of St. Bonaventure University. After familiarizing themselves with the social and cultural context that shaped Francis and Clare of Assisi, students will examine their lives, values and spirituality, and then study how these achieved systematic theological expression in the thought of St. Bonaventure. Students will then connect and apply key Franciscan insights to contemporary concerns.
This course fulfills Goal 6 of the St Bonaventure University Undergraduate Learning Goals and Objectives.
Ethics enquires into the fundamental perspectives and principles that bear on the evaluation of human conduct. It examines prominent theories about what constitutes a good life, articulates relevant principles of right action, poses basic questions about the nature of morality and engages with various moral problems that confront the individual and society. This course endeavors to acquaint students with traditions of moral inquiry and to equip them with key concepts by which to exercise their own moral reflection.
This course fulfills Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the St Bonaventure University Undergraduate Learning Goals and Objectives.
Course Learning Objectives: In PHIL 104, students will
A composition course emphasizing writing foundations, including the development of a writing process with attention to generating content and addressing concerns of structure, style, syntax, and mechanics. Course assignments emphasize critical reading, writing, and argumentation skills, as well as professional and oral communication. This course is a prerequisite for ENG 102.
This course fulfills Goal 3 of the St Bonaventure University Undergraduate Learning Goals and Objectives.
Course Learning Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will be able to
A composition course emphasizing the development of a writing process, contextual awareness, and knowledge of conventions of academic and professional discourse. Course assignments foreground advanced communication challenges grounded in research, discipline-specific writing, and multi-model communication, as well as style, syntax and mechanics.
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