03 Mar 2009 - 17 Oct 2012
Ignatius Seminars: Finding the Way to Intellectual Wholeness
Professor Blake explains how the format of the Ignatius Seminar allowed students to think about his own subject, Computer Science, in ways that relate to society as a whole. (Photo: Roland Dimaya)
Instituted by former Dean of Georgetown College Jane McAuliffe in 2006, Ignatius Seminars, to which incoming students must apply, help first year students join the Georgetown intellectual community in small class groups that allow them to make friends quickly and assimilate into campus life. The organization of the seminars allow professors to tap into their multifaceted knowledge of their subject and find a way to make it particularly relevant to students who perhaps have never studied the subject before.
Professor Paranjape's Ignatius Seminar "The Art of Cooking: Practical Science in Action" included a cook-off for the final class. Watch as Professor Paranjape talks about the concept behind the class, and see how the class prepared their dishes.
Andrew Dolan, a Needham, MA native, found his Ignatius Seminar "Shakespeare: For All Ages and All Stages" in 2006 so profoundly inspiring, it helped him choose where to study abroad for the first semester of this, his junior year at Georgetown. Professor Joan Holmer’s seminar certainly helped Dolan on his intellectual path: he is an English and Theater and Performance Studies major.
Danny Rivera, a Bronx, NY native and a sophomore at Georgetown, was inspired by Professor Joan Holmer's, "Shakespeare: For All Ages and All Stages" in the fall of 2007 to pursue his majors: English and Theater and Performance Studies.