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First-Year Curriculum

Cabrini Success Seminar

COL 101 (1 credit)

This seminar is designed to guide first-year students in the transition to their Cabrini experience, and all full-time first-year students are required to take this seminar in their first semester at Cabrini University.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will gain an understanding of how St. Frances Xavier Cabrini can serve as an example of their own self-awareness, leadership development, and success at Cabrini University and beyond (Curiosity; Cabrinian Faith Tradition and Mission).
2. Students will learn about self-leadership and engage in self-discovery by using resources designed to increase self-awareness and self-monitoring of their learning (Curiosity).

History of Racism and Anti-Racism

SEM 102 (1 Credit)

In the spring semester of their first year at Cabrini University, all students will complete their History of Racism and Anti-Racism core requirement. This course is designed to help students understand the multi-faceted nature of the Cabrinian mission and how it relates to the history of both racism as well as anti-racism in the United States.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will understand anti-Black racism in the United States as the foundation for identity formation, oppressive hierarchies and strategies of resistance to them, and empowerment. (Knowledge of Cultural Pluralism and American Pluralism; Knowledge of History and Political Systems)
2. Students will reflect in written and small group discussions ways they will work to break down systemic oppression and work towards the common good. (Knowledge of Cultural Pluralism and American Pluralism; Knowledge of History and Political Systems; Sense of Self; Small Group Communication Skills)