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Another FaCTS Mellon Project

Teaching for Social Responsibility

by Dr. Jerry Farmer

The proposed project will involve students in THEO 3800, Environmental Issues in Christian Perspective, a course that I regularly teach and for which students may register from any classification: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. In addition, THEO 3800 has been approved as a select course for Xavier's College of Arts and Sciences Expansive Core Curriculum in the category of the Humanities. Xavier students are required to select courses designated in the catalog as Expansive Core from at least two of these categories [Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences] from courses that are outside their major and minor prefixes. Students will be challenged by means of the theological ethics drawn from a variety of specific scholars. Students will also become competent in using "strategic interdisciplinarity," an iterative-praxiological method, which has the goal of producing ethical norms for action, strategic solutions, and public-policy guidelines. Students will achieve competency though readings, lectures, group discussions, case studies, written work and a Service Learning component.

Start date: Monday, May 14, 2012
Finish date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013