UNXD-353-01 Vocation and Purpose
Spring for 2016-2017
In its 2010 reflection on the distinctive nature of a Georgetown education, the Jesuit community underscored the centrality of vocational discernment to the pedagogical charge of this university. Georgetown bears a duty to both person and polis, its authors observe, as “the growth into human excellence is rooted in the discovery of a personal vocation within the human community,” and that vocation, “the work for a world more just and gentle,” serves as the medium through which one exercises his or her civic responsibility. It is in this very spirit that Georgetown aims to guide its students in their pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment, equipping them with the capacity to lead lives of meaning by working for a better world. In accordance with that mission, this course provides a new context for graduating seniors to reinforce the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they have developed during their undergraduate careers with a sense of vocational purpose.
Course meets on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:30 PM, February 15 - March 29. Last day to add/drop (must visit Registrar's office): February 17.