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TMPS 7157 In the Footsteps of Leaders (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

This course considers the distinctive methods of Jesuit leadership-both foundational and contemporary approaches-by situating them in their historical and geographic contexts. 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. Students use a variety of primary-source literature to critically examine the decisions and actions of the early Jesuits. This course continues on the campus of BC with lectures, discussions,and case-study analysis by distinguished leaders in Jesuit apostolates. Coursework features selected readings, workshops, and projects to be completed at the participants' place of employment. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of the Jesuits' early vision of leadership for the future vitality of their works and of the ways that vision has both changed and remained constant in confronting contemporary challenges.


Instructor(s): Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J. and Seth Meehan, PhD

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is offered through the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies.


Last Updated: 01-May-15