A broad range of subjects to provide a coherent world view
The Chavagnes Liberal Arts degree comprises five main areas of study: Literature, History, Philosophy/Theology, Mathematics/Science and Latin/French.
The teaching of the degree programme will take the form of 20 hours per week of classes, conducted in a seminar format, supplemented by regular personal assignments and individual study. Additional individual tutoring will be available especially for those involved in the accelerated learning of French as a foreign language.
The academic year will be composed of four 10-week terms, on the model of accelerated BA courses at several UK universities such as the University of Buckingham.
Sample timetable for Undergraduates of the first student cohort, September 2018:
|8.40 – 9.40||French/Latin||Literature||Maths/Sci||French/Latin||Philo/Theol|
|10.40 -11.00||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|11.00 – 12.00||Literature||Maths/Sci||Literature||French/Latin||Maths/Sci|
|12.20-12.45||Return to Chavagnes||Mass||Mass||Mass|
|13.00 – 14.00||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|14.00 – 15.00||Maths/Sci||Philo/Theol||Philo/Theol||Maths/Sci|
|15.00 -19.00||Sports, Study||Study, etc||Sports, Study||Sports, Study|
|20.00 – 22.00||Study/Activities||Study/Activities||Study/Activities||Study/Activities|
*Monday morning and all-day on Thursday, classes are delivered at the Institut Catholique d’Etudes Supérieures at La Roche sur Yon. The other classes are given at Chavagnes Studium. For students resident in St Gregory’s Hall, Chavagnes, transport is provided for the morning classes on Monday and for an all-day stay in La Roche sur Yon on Thursday, with a flexible return time to allow for socialising in the afternoon and evening.
Additional French language classes can be arranged if students need them. There will be no scheduled classes on Saturdays or Sundays.