Community Curriculum

First Year Fall Semester

Community members will develop a sense of community and learn about the Bellarmine community as they take IDC.100 – Freshman Focus, ENGL 101 – Expository Writing and PSYC 103 – Introduction to Psychology or SOC. 101 – Introductory Sociology.

First Year Spring Semester

Community members then expand their horizons by exploring the Louisville community through IDC. 101 – First Year Seminar and COMM 103 – Introduction to Public Speaking (or PSYC 103 or SOC. 101).

Second Year

The second year sees community members putting planning into action on campus by taking IDC. 200 – U.S. Experience, a General Education (Theology or Philosophy) course specifically designed for the Brown Leadership Community and BRWN 250 – Brown Leadership Project and in the community through co-curricular activities focused on a community engagement -based project.

All these classes in both years address many of the general education goals required of all Bellarmine students. All Brown Community classes have leadership and civic engagement components integrated into their content. Community members develop these attributes also through participation in monthly colloquia, retreats, social events, and community activities.