Creating a College Course

If you had to create a college course, what would it be?


If I were to create my own college course, I would focus on the question, “How can we, the students of Boston College, use Catholic teachings in order to unify America in a time of discord?”

Everyday in the news I see protests and violence; the country is as divided as it has ever been! I fear for the foundation of our country and wonder if we will ever be able to live again in harmony. Yet during Mass, I hear wonderful readings about living through the love of Jesus, and I try to demonstrate that in my life. It’s through others that I feel a sense of unity within my community. So now, how can we take these values and make a true difference in our nation?

I would design the course to be a seminar class. As professor, I would challenge students to acquire a deeper understanding of the Roman Catholic faith and American social issues. The course would not necessarily be intended to proselytize the Catholic faith. Instead of urging students to work as missionaries, I would encourage them to be leaders and problem solvers, seeking to truly value social justice and national pride. The course would have three main strands integrated together to answer the main question of how to make positive change. The first strand would involve a...

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