EXPLORING THE CATHOLIC INTELLECTUAL TRADITION
For two millennia, the Catholic Church has advanced a dialogue between its own faith claims and the intellectual and philosophical traditions of every age in its pursuit of truth about nature, God and what it means to be truly human.
At USD, faculty and students have the opportunity to encounter the Catholic intellectual tradition in numerous ways. According to Jeffrey Burns, director of the Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture (CCTC), “During orientation we assure new faculty that they have academic freedom in the classroom. At the same time, we make them aware of the rich materials available for them to explore the Catholic intellectual, spiritual and social tradition.” Faculty travel seminars, for example, can lead to new perspectives that ultimately bear fruit for students in the classroom.
Watch more videos from the “Living Our Mission” series with President Jim Harris:
Helping Torero develop and achieve career goals, for life – September 2017
Students Plan Purposeful Futures – April 2017