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JUST 650S [BC]

Encountering Homelessness in the Boston Area, Spring 2012

Maria Teresa Dávila

This semester-long course seeks to enter mutual relationship of learning and care with various populations experiencing homelessness in the Boston area. Students will be placed in either a rotation of two locations, Haley House, a Catholic Worker soup kitchen in South Boston, or The Pine Street Inn, a residence for homeless women and men; or in a semester-long assignment at Housing Families, Inc., an organization that provides services and housing to effectively transition homeless families into permanent housing. Since these are all local, this Border-Crossing experience spans an entire semester. All students will be asked to dedicate at least 6 hrs./week to their location. Other locations are still being considered. Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. Limit: 10.

For more information and applications, see the Border-Crossing Immersion Handbook.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2011
Cost: $250.00 plus application fee


Spring - TBD

Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site,, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.

Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.


Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.