The Augustine and Culture Seminar is a two-semester humanities sequence (ACS 1000: Ancients, and ACS 1001: Moderns) which educates students in Augustinian inquiry through a great-books curriculum and an intensive program of critical reading, writing, and discussion. The title first invokes St. Augustine as a model for the fearless pursuit of wisdom. Through the word “culture,” we are reminded that the pursuit of wisdom includes, in the words of Matthew Arnold, “the best that has been thought and known.”
All first-year students are housed by their ACS assignment; some participate in selective learning communities.
Through ACS, all Villanova students engage in a distinctive first-year experience: