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Specialized Coursework

Academic experiences unique to the institute

STI 115 - The Symbiosis of Teresan, Francsican & Lasallian Traditions
This course provides the broader context for the Saint Teresa Leadership and Service Institute students, and serves as the foundation for our study of leadership and service.  As a complement to the Lasallian core traditions courses, this course brings together the study of Lasallian traditions with those of Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint Francis of Assisi. In order to respect and honor the legacy of the College of Saint Teresa, our namesake, this course provides a focused study of the Teresan values of loyalty, purity and truth and the Franciscan values of charism for the poor, simplicity, and stewardship of the earth, among others.

STI 215 - Leadership Theory & Practice
This course surveys the multitude of competing leadership theories and styles from a more academic perspective and method than that often applied in the pop-culture leadership material. This course introduces students in the Saint Teresa Leadership and Service Institute to a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a leader.

STI 315 - Women in Leadership & Service
The purpose of this course is to provide a focused study of the role of women in our society today based on demographic, social, economic and other data. A broad overview of the history and state of women in our society is presented. Student work focuses on research, writing and presenting on the role of women today and the future role of women in their particular field of study and areas of interest.