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Senior Seminars

Theological Principles. Real World Issues.

703

The number of prisoners on death row in the state of California. 

Prep's Senior Seminar—And Justice for All
examines issues in light of Catholic Social Teachings, the Role of Government and Community and the Common Good. This course evaluates social and institutional structures for their effectiveness in creating communities where all can participate and have equal opportunity to be successful, contributing members of society. 

17.9M

The number of deaths, annually, due to cardiovascular diseases. 

Prep's Senior Seminar—Disease and Social Responsibility—e
mploys scientific, theological, socio-historical and ethical methodologies, to understand the proliferation and treatment of infectious diseases in the context of diverse global cultures and economies.

83%

The percentage of people Americans believe are inherently good.

Prep's Senior Seminar—Good and Evil—has students asking questions such as: Are human beings inherently good or evil?  How much choice do I have in answering that question?  What does that mean for me in terms of how I live my life?

1,175

Number of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Degrees awarded in 2021. 

Prep's Senior Seminar—Peace Studies—incorporates current events and controversies in local and global news sources as critical examples of the problems peace attempts to solve.

Program Overview

Senior Seminars (one semester)

All seniors are required to take a Senior Seminar second semester. This will count as a Theology credit. The seminars are multi-disciplinary, team-taught courses that attempt to challenge the student to apply what they have learned and experienced in their time here at Prep to real world issues and continued spiritual growth. Each seminar focuses on continued individual development towards The Profile of the Graduate at Graduation and challenges them to become men and women for others as they enter the next stage of their lives.

Senior Seminar Faculty

 

Senior Seminar Courses

...and Justice for All

The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society - in economics and politics, in law and policy - directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in, succeed and influence society. With special emphasis on the Catholic Social Teaching principals of Participation, The Role of Government and Community and the Common Good, this course will evaluate social and institutional structures for their effectiveness in creating communities where all can participate and have equal opportunity to be successful, contributing members of society.  Students will have the opportunity to research and present on a variety of topics regarding discrimination and justice.

Disease & Social Responsibility

Disease and Social Responsibility is a capstone seminar course designed to empower students to become agents for change.  The course employs an interdisciplinary approach, including scientific, theological, socio-historical and ethical methodologies, to understand the proliferation and treatment of infectious diseases in the context of diverse global cultures and economies.  Building on students’ broadening experiences of service through high school, they will explore justice work through advocacy for the larger human family.

Good & Evil

Good and Evil is a capstone seminar course designed to help students understand the nature of humankind and apply that understanding to their own lives.  The course’s interdisciplinary approach engages students in the study of Theology (especially Scripture), philosophy, and literature as they attempt to answer three key questions:  Are human beings inherently good or evil?  How much choice do I have in answering that question?  What does that mean for me in terms of how I live my life?