For over 20 years, Matteo Ricci Institute has been offering college courses in local Catholic high schools through our Consortium Program. College level courses are taught by qualified high school faculty under the supervision of Seattle University faculty. Students who successfully complete the course(s) are eligible to earn college credit. The college credit is transferable to most colleges and universities.
The five Seattle-area Catholic high schools that make up the Consortium include:
This course is an introduction to economic, political, and theoretical ways of understanding poverty and wealth in the United States. Students will examine historical and contemporary causes of poverty, consider the impact of poverty for individuals and society, and evaluate options and barriers for reform.
This course will examine the key terms, ideas, and theories that are at the heart of peace and justice studies as an academic discipline. Students will read foundational texts in the discipline and explore the ways they help to interpret important case studies of social change. Especially important in this regard is the exploration of types of peace (negative and positive) and violence (direct, structural, and cultural), justice as it applies to social and political institutions, the history of the idea and law of human rights, how nonviolent social change happens, and critical questions that shape the contemporary debates in the discipline.
This course develops students’ college level reading and writing skills. Students will read selected literary and philosophical texts and analyze them in writing and in speech. Students will learn to select and evaluate sources, to structure an argument according to sound rhetorical principles, and to demonstrate a firm foundation of writing mechanics.
Note: not all courses are offered at all schools
The registration period for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed. Late registrations will not be accepted.
The cost per 5-credit course is $425.
Transcripts will be available after August 1st. The Office of the Registrar will mail a grade report and transcript-ordering instructions once grades have been posted at the end of the academic year. For more information regarding transcripts visit the Office of the Registrar.