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JESU 7157 In The Footsteps of Leaders (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

This course considers the distinctive methods of Jesuit leadership by situating them in their historical and geographic context. The course begins with ten days of experiential learning in Spain and Rome where students immerse themselves in the key places that became the roots of the Society of Jesus using primary sources to critically examine the decisions and actions of the early Jesuits. The course continues at Boston College with lectures, discussions, and case-study analyses moderated by distinguished leaders of Jesuit apostolates. Students will consider contemporary topics such as the challenges and opportunities experienced by administrators and teachers at secondary and higher-education schools. Coursework features selected readings, workshops, and projects to be completed in small groups. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of the Jesuits' early vision of leadership and of the ways that vision has both changed and remained constant.


Instructor(s): Casey Beaumier, SJ and Seth Meehan

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Permission of the instructor is required.


Last Updated: 12-Feb-16