Augustine and Culture Seminar
All undergraduates take the Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) during both semesters of their first year. The course is the cornerstone of intellectual life at Villanova and cannot be found anywhere else. Because students usually live in the residence halls with their ACS classmates, they experience what is means to be a community of learners, a distinctive feature of an Augustinian environment. All ACS sections, which have 16 or fewer students, are taught by faculty members who encourage discussion and dialogue.
Through the study of St. Augustine’s Confessions, and other ancient and modern works, ACS allows students to experience the Augustinian concept of community of thinkers. Through ACS, students become part of the intellectual, social and spiritual community that is Villanova University.