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The Impact of my ECG 300 Course

Posted on 5/21/2021 6:45:15 PM by Anna Schmader

Cabrini provides a specific set of courses called Engagements with the Common Good, aka ECGs.  It’s a set of courses that expose students to critical and analytical thinking about deeper topics and social justice issues. In freshman year, you’re usually given the course on your agenda, then you can choose which ECG classes you'd like to take in your sophomore and junior years. Because they are a part of Cabrini's Core Curriculum every student needs to complete three ECGs to graduate.

My ECG 300 was the Dating and Domestic Violence class taught by Dr. Amy Lee Persichetti. This professor and class changed my life, no exaggeration. She taught us all about abuse, domestic violence, and trauma that can occur in relationships. It enlightened me to help the close friends around me to understand the abuse in their relationships. 

I never knew that the events occurring in some connections were considered abuse. I was fortunate enough to have taken this course, connect with Dr. Persichetti, and help others in their numbness. Watching some close friends of mine continue to suffer in their relationships was heartbreaking. I continue to advocate against abuse, domestic violence, and other means of trauma.

This is just one of the ECG classes I recommend. You can see a list of other ECGs that are offered here. They do change a bit year-to-year but regardless of the courses you choose you are bound to learn some great things.