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dome-for-genericPart of teaching and mentoring students involves them learning beyond traditional academic material.  Majors in the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice programs are busy preparing for their lives after Canisius. Seniors take a capstone seminar (SOC 461, ANT 461 or CRJ 461) which develops students’ whole self for life beyond graduation.

Students prepare resumes, write powerful personal statements and send off applications for jobs, graduate schools and year of service opportunities. The course provides them with these important career skills and with products they can use to make the next step toward their careers.  Students also learn techniques of meditation and relaxation, thus nurturing the body, soul and mind, all while contemplating how their course of study integrates with the world around them. Thus their capstone experience demonstrates both magis and the cura personalis that are the hallmarks of a Jesuit education.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs