THE BELLARMINE FORUM of the BELLARMINE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Relaunched in fall 2016 after a brief hiatus, the Bellarmine Forum is LMU's annual celebration of the life of the mind, offered by the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. It consists of interconnected undergraduate courses and events throughout the semester and year. This year, BCLA has partnered with ACTI and the fall 2017 Bellarmine Forum shares its theme with ACTI's yearlong inquiry on the "Idea of the Catholic University in the 21st Century."
For more information about the Bellarmine Forum and to learn more about past years' forums, visit the Bellarmine Forum website.
BELLARMINE FORUM COMMON COURSES
The heart of the Bellarmine Forum is a cluster of courses that invite students into the deepest engagement with the theme from multiple interdisciplinary angles. This year's Bellarmine Forum courses include:
- Official courses (TR 11:20 am – 12:50 pm)
- PHIL 3998: Environmental Virtue Ethics - Brian Treanor
- POLS 3900/PHIL 3998: Evil - Dan Speak and John Parrish
- PHIL 3240: Philosophy and Christianity - Christopher Kaczor
- FFYS 1000: Religious Identity: Literature, Philosophy, and Rhetoric - Steven Mailloux
- Associated courses:
- PHIL 3998/ENGL 3998: In Search of Slow Time (MWF 10:20 – 11:20 am) - Paul Harris and Robin Wang
- SOCL 4110: Religion, Culture, and Society (R 4:20 – 7:20 pm) - Rebecca Sager
All courses will meet at the same time, Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:20 am - 12:50 pm. Throughout the semester, students in these classes will gather to attend common events and engage in wider discussions related to the "Idea of the Catholic University in the 21st Century." Common Course events for fall 2017 include:
September 7, 2017- Debate: What Preserves Catholic Identity?
September 26, 2017- Common Book Panel Discussion
October 3, 2017- Falling in Love: Dating and Discernment on Campus
October 26, 2017- Common Course discussion on Father Jenkins' visit to LMU
THE 2017 BELLARMINE FORUM
In addition, the fall 2017 Bellarmine Forum features a keynote address from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on October 24, 2017. For more details and to RSVP, click the event link below.
October 24, 2017
Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall