A Rule to Live By

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It is Monastery Week this week in Conversatio. ¬†Students are reading the Rule of Benedict, taking tours of the Monastery, and will meet with a panel of Benedictine monks to learn about life according to the rule and to ask …

Cutting the Invisible Strings

Antigone, Creon, Ismene, and Chorus in tKAPOW's production of Burial at Thebes

We just finished a great week of play performances and discussions with Theatre Kapow, as we used Sophocles's play, Antigone, to introduce the work of the course in presenting some of the greatest ideas of human culture about the best …

Fixing our Gaze on the Human Condition: Theater KAPOW discusses the Antigone

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We had a chance to talk with Alumnus Matt Cahoon and Prof. Peter Josephson (Political Science) of Theatre KAPOW about their performance of Burial at Thebes, Seamus Heaney's adaptation of Sophocles's Antigone, in anticipation of their performance of the play …

Where did we come from? Where are we going? Conversatio Origins

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The Conversatio Program at Saint Anselm College is still fairly new. This is its third year. It was taught as a pilot to a small group of students in 2013-2014 and for the first time to the whole Freshman class …

Mark the Music!

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The second semester of Conversatio is all about discovering the good life and role that the liberal arts play in a fulfilling human life. During the Art and Society unit we read Shakespeare's Tempest, both as an example of …

Learn More about Conversatio

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You can find a general course description and the reading lists for each semester here:

 

 

 

There is also a  Conversatio FAQ here: http://blogs.anselm.edu/conversatio/faq/

Feel free to leave your question in the comments …

It's a Way of Life

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Conversatio is the only course that all freshman at Saint Anselm College take, and it is also the only course they will all take together with same group of students all year. It is their introduction to the Saint Anselm …