The Newman Studies Program, which has been a part of Newman’s curriculum since fall 2011, will be offering new courses for the 2016 summer and fall semesters.
The program is based on four educational principles expressed in “The Idea of a University,” Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman’s highly influential reflections on education published in 1873.
Students are required to take their NSP classes in a four-course sequence of categories that touches on each principle – the Human Story, the Creative Spirit, the Universe We Live In and the Quest for Meaning.
New classes in the Human Story category will touch on leadership, immigration and world religions, along with a class that discusses America’s history through baseball.
The Creative Spirit section will offer various new courses that fuse philosophy with civil rights, criminology and sports.
New classes offered under The Universe We Live In will take a look into the ethics behind modern day medicine and treatment, as well as examine past and present elections and decide the reliability of their voting methods.
The Quest for Meaning category will have courses that discuss law and ancient order, and the challenges the Church faces with inculturation.
Please note that for 2016-2017, students who take a course in The Creative Spirit section will have fulfilled the requirement for the one philosophy-rich course. For the 2017-2018 academic year, this requirement will be met by taking a course in The Universe We Live In category.
For a full listing of summer and fall 2016 NSP courses, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.