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    Core Curriculum

    Common Courses

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    Common Courses

    Develop perspectives and abilities essential to professional advancement and leadership in a world increasingly attuned to the contributions of women.

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    UC 101: First Year Seminar (3 CR)

    UC 101 serves as a rigorous introduction to the Ursuline College experience. This seminar is writing-intensive and requires students to read and interpret challenging texts; requires students to engage in values analysis; offers diversified learning activities that will strengthen students’ ability to speak and write effectively; advances leadership skills; and heightens students’ sense of social awareness. Semester themes will vary, but course elements will include the following:

    • Social relevance and currency
    • Experiential learning
    • Local/Cleveland/NEO connection

    UC 201: Identity, Diversity, and Community (3 CR)

    In keeping with the counsels of St. Angela Merici (1474-1540, founder of the Ursulines), UC 201 Identity, Diversity, and Community approaches all learners through their distinct identities, values, and experiences. St. Angela’s inclusive, democratic approach to spirituality emphasizes looking both into the self and to the larger world. This seminar takes St. Angela’s counsels and the Ursuline mission as a framework to contemplate the intersection of our individuality with our group identities. Every social interaction requires us to access and make use of our own particular ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, language(s), material wealth, social capital, age, religious affiliation, citizenship, etc. Students will investigate and discuss ways by which to access their own backgrounds to help one another achieve greater success and a global perspective.

    UC 401 Capstone Seminar (3 CR)

    This common course of the Ursuline Core is a writing intensive, interdisciplinary course with a focus on Values and Social Responsibility. Seminars will take various approaches to these themes depending on the topic and content developed by course instructors. The course challenges students to take a four-part approach to Values (analysis, consciousness, critique and application) as a way to identify and manage change and to explore potential responses to the personal and collective meanings of Social Responsibility.