2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 20, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

VIA Four-Year Plan of Study


Each year the VIA program focuses on a theme. Each semester offers a broadbased course that expresses a variation on that theme.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


  • PHL225: Quest for the Good Life 3 Credit(s)
  • This course is a special VIA section of the required PHL225 course in Part II of the Core Curriculum.  In the context of using philosophical texts to consider the relative roles that faith and reason play in attaining the good life, students in this course will pay special attention to the Mercy themes of non-violence, anti-racism, the earth, women, and immigration.

  • HIS203: Hitler and the Holocaust 3 Credit(s)
  • This course is a special VIA section that will fulfill the 3 credit History requirement in Part III. B. of the Core Curriculum.  It includes a weekend trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Junior Year


*The VIA program has traditionally included a service-learning component in one of its required courses and will continue to do so in the future. Most likely this will be in conjunction with the required Religious Studies course in Part II. B. of the Core Curriculum.

  • PSY255: Psychology of Prejudice 3 Credit(s)
  • This course is a special VIA section of PSY255 and fulfills three of the Social Science credits in Part III. B. of the Core Curriculum.

Senior Year


*Theatre Arts course (3 credits) anticipated

 A one-credit VIA Capstone in the Spring Semester of Senior Year