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Free Mini-courses for Winter 2013

There's a lot to learn about as your grow in your faith.  So, members of the Campus Ministry team have developed the following one-credit hour mini-courses.  They are free for undergrads, even if it puts you over the full-time credit limit.

UDI 324--Living Simply and Sustainably

During this course, students will discuss ways in which living simply and sustainably offers an alternative to our materialistic and often wasteful culture.  Students will explore reasons why people choose to live simply and sustainably and the benefits of doing so (both individually and at a global level).  The course material will help students identify steps they can take to live a simple and sustainable lifestyle and ways these actions can help create a sustainable environment and a socially just human presence on Earth.   

Mondays, 3:00-4:25pm, January 28 –April 22

Instructor: Kelly Bohrer

UDI 325--Women in Community: A Benedictine Experience

Listen. Seek God. Honor the questions. Walk humbly. Pray always. Be prophetic. Work for justice. Live mercy. This course will prepare students for a week long monastic experience at a women’s Benedictine Community in Erie, PA.   At Mount Saint Benedict students will experience the monastic rhythm of prayer and work; encounter the inextricable link between faith and justice; and discover sacred beauty in the ordinary aspects of life made holy. In addition to studying aspects of monastic practice, we will explore the unique history, concerns, and issues of women’s religious community.  This mini-course will prepare students to more fully participate in and appreciate the lived monastic experience in this particular monastery.  There is a break-out fee of $250 for the required May BreakOut to the monastery.

Days and times tba

Instructor: Kelly Adamson

2 Credit Hours

UDI 366--Challenging Faith: Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit at UD

This course explores ways of balancing social life and faith on UD's campus. Students will reflect on life experiences and discuss alcohol, sexuality, and overcommitment and other self care issues as challenges to their faith journeys. Seats in the course are very limited.

Wednesdays from 6-8pm in Liberty 01

Instructor: Katrina Hamilton

UDI 385--Intergroup Dialogue: Religion

The “Intergroup Dialogue: Religion” course is carefully structured to explore social group identity, conflict, community, and social justice. It involves an identity group defined by religion. Each identity group is represented in the dialogue with two facilitators--one from each represented identity group—who encourage dialogue rather than debate. Facilitators and participants explore similarities and differences among and across groups, and strive toward building a multicultural and ecumenical community

Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30pm, Marianist Hall RM 206, January 15-February 26

Instructors: Dr. LaKendra Hardware and Maria Ollier Burkett

UDI 421--Beyond UD

This course is especially focused on seniors who are discerning the next step in their life journey, and will have a particularly strong focus on the option of full-time volunteering after graduation for a year or two.

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm, Liberty Hall RM 08

Instructors: Lauren Farrell and Colleen Ryan

Closed mini-courses

UDI 265 is for the selected Callings 2013 leaders and UDI 365 is for residents of the Faith, Vocation and Leadership House.  To find out how to be involved as a Callings leader or to be a resident of the FVL House, click here.

UDI 361 is for those students who are participating in a Cross-cultural Immersion Trip this summer to Cameroon, Zambia or Guatemala.