SYMP 0001. PRE-HEALTH SYMPOSIUM. (1 Credit)
An introduction to medical, dental and other health professions schools requirements together with an opportunity to interact with members of different health professions.
SYMP 0002. FRESHMAN SYMPOSIUM. (0 Credits)
SYMP 0003. PRE-LAW SYMPOSIUM. (1 Credit)
This symposium will familiarize students with careers in the law, as well as the essential elements of a strong law school application. Emphasis will be placed on the academic, extracurricular, and professional conduct expectations necessary to enter the legal profession. The symposium will feature guest speakers from different sectors of the legal profession, as well as admissions officers from area law schools.
SYMP 0005. PRE-HEALTH PEER MENTORS. (0 Credits)
Attend all sessions of Pre-Health Professions Symposium, lead a group of 8-10 first-year health professions students in academic and community life.
SYMP 0007. FIRST YEAR RESEARCH EXPERIENCE. (1 Credit)
SYMP 0008. MANRESA JESUIT EDUCATION SOCIAL JUSTICE. (1 Credit)
This one-credit (pass/fail) Manresa Symposium explores the relationship between the theoretical and practical experiences of Jesuit education and social justice. We fuse interactive discussions with service-related initiatives. The symposium grows out of the collaboration between Manresa faculty, Jesuit-in-residence house master, residential life staff, Office of Mission Integration and Planning, and its Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice. Both on and off-campus, this symposium emphasizes respectful dialogue, reflection, and action in the Jesuit educational tradition. All readings, materials, and services are provided at no charge to students. The Symposium is open to FCRH and Gabelli Manresa students.
SYMP 0009. BIG DATA. (1 Credit)
Wherever we go and whatever we do, data is being collected: purchases, registrations, clicks, "likes", tweets,"favorites" and more. This unprecedented volume, variety and velocity of electronically captured information, known as Big Data, is transforming the way we live, work, think and behave. This interdisciplinary symposium will exposestudents to opportunities and challenges currently facing the fields of law, business, science and government. Studentswill learn techniques and tools for understanding and processing this new form of digital knowledge. No prior background is required.
SYMP 0010. WEST WING ILC. (1 Credit)
SYMP 1000. NUTRITION ESSENTIALS. (1 Credit)
We ARE what we eat. Therefore we should know exactly what we are eating and how it affects our bodies. Nutrition is the science of food and how food nourishes our bodies and impacts our health. This course/seminar will help you to understand: what nutrients are in food, what nutrients your body requires, how your body utilizes those nutrients, how to know your food is safe and what is a "healthful" diet for you and your lifestyle (whether you are an athlete, non athlete, have weight issues etc) . Such knowledge will help you maintain overall wellness FOR LIFE.
SYMP 2500. THE MATTEO RICCI SEMINAR. (1 Credit)
The Matteo Ricci Seminar focuses on helping students develop a broad-based perspective on the contemporary world, their location in it, and the role of learning in creating a more just society. In the spring, students will identify and begin to work closely with faculty advisors in their areas of expertise. Seminar meeting will focus on the postgraduate opportunities for which students will be applying, and by the end of the academic year, each participant will have an outline of a research project that s/he plans to work on, with direction from her/his academic advisor, over the summer and during the 2011-2012 academic year.