Faculty in the department of University Studies teach general education courses that address the St. Edward's commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity, global preparedness, social justice and civic responsibility. The department oversees the minors in Chicanx and Latinx Studies and Women's Studies.
- Students grapple with the ethics of complex social issues from American and global perspectives through interdisciplinary courses in history, literature, the social sciences, writing and the arts.
- Students have opportunities to engage with the Austin community while working with organizations such as the Inside Books Project, Casa Marianella and Front Steps.
The interdisciplinary classes by University Studies faculty include Freshman Seminar, Cultural Foundations, and The Capstone Course. As part of St. Edward’s General Education requirements, these courses encourage students to grapple with the ethics of complex social issues from American and global perspectives through history, art, literature, and writing.
Outside the Classroom
Home to an interdisciplinary faculty, University Studies is developing innovative ways to incorporate moral reasoning, civic engagement, social justice initiatives, and global understanding across the curriculum.