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Special Core Programs
The Doubles Program
A major feature of the Core is the Doubles program. All students will be required to enroll in a "Double" during the freshman year. Doubles are thematically linked core courses in different disciplines. In the Doubles program students will explore some or all of the topics in these courses under the guidance of two professors. A sense of academic and social community forms
more readily in Doubles courses than in traditional courses because students take both courses with the same small group of students.
First Year Odyssey
The First Year Odyssey" refers to the one credit program which introduces students to La Salle University and the city of Philadelphia through activities such as field trips and campus wide programs. Students participate in the First Year Odyssey as part of designated courses or in special First Year Odyssey sections.
Understanding at Home and Abroad
"Understanding at Home and Abroad" refers to fostering the Christian Brothers' ideals of community, social justice, and compassionate understanding across barriers dividing human beings. Students are required to enroll in one course in the Academic Bulletin designated by the symbol of a "house" (H Understanding at Home) and one course designated by the symbol of a "plane" (Q Understanding Abroad). Some students may fulfill the Understanding at Home or Understanding Abroad requirement through an independent project with the approval of the Department Chair and the Core Director. Faculty and Staff will mentor a limited number of such projects.