Our Electives

This is a list of the electives in our Humanities curriculum.  Please note that we offer a selection of these each semester on a rotating basis.  See also our Gateways and our Current Course Offerings.

God Electives: Faith, Reason, and Transcendence

Forgiveness:  Personal and Political

Dr. Jesse Couenhoven

Jews, Christian, Muslims

Dr. Anna Moreland

Introduction to Thomas Aquinas

Dr. Anna Moreland

Dante & Theology

Dr. Kevin Hughes

Person Electives: Contemplation, Love, and the Good Life

The Nature of Human Freedom

Dr. Jesse Couenhoven

Catholic Novel:  Faith and Fiction

Dr. Helena Tomko

Freedom, Merit and Punishment

Dr. Jesse Couenhoven

The Poetry of Meditation

Dr. James Wilson

Goods and the Good Life

Dr. Eugene McCarraher

Marriage and Courtship

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World Electives: Science, Technology, and the Self

The Return to the Real

Dr. James Wilson

Otherwordly Literature:  Lewis, Tolkien, and the Inklings

Dr. Michael Tomko

Fact and Fiction:  Representation of Reality in World Literature

Dr. Helena Tomko

Modern Myths:  Fausts and Frankenstein

Dr. Helena Tomko

The Machine in the Garden

Dr. Margaret Grubiak

Society Electives: True Wealth, Politics, and the Common Good

History, Mystery, Destiny

Dr. Eugene McCarraher

Politics and Human Nature

Dr. Thomas Smith

Development of Capitalism

Dr. Mary Hirschfeld

Goods and the Good Life

Dr. Eugene McCarraher

Literature and Politics

Dr. Eugene McCarraher

Romantic Revolutions:  Religion, Literature & Politics

Dr. Michael Tomko

Classical Statesmanship

Dr. Mark Shiffman

Class and Conflict

Dr. Eugene McCarraher

Electives in the Fine Arts 

The Art of Verse

Dr. James Wilson

American Architecture

Dr. Margaret Grubiak

Modern Architecture

Dr. Margaret Grubiak

Architecture and Religion in America

Dr. Margaret Grubiak

Department of Humanities 

St. Augustine Center Room 304
Villanova University 
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 
Phone: 610.519.6165
Fax: 610.519.5307
Email: humanities@villanova.edu 

Chairperson
Dr. Kevin Hughes 
Assistant:  
Marie Kelly