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Catholic Studies: Telos Living Learning Community​

Telos (τέλος): Greek for "purpose," "end," or "goal."

And so it begins: the tough, rewarding work of discovering your purpose, building toward professional goals, and becoming who God has created you to be. The Catholic Studies: TelosLLC brings students from all academic fields of study together to build deep friendship, strong faith, and meaningful careers.

Academically sensible
The Telos LLC provides the structure for thinking seriously about what a fulfilling and successful career looks like after college, while taking care of up to five core academic requirements.

Deep Friendship
The Telos LLC is a community in Brady Hall and explores God’s grandeur through the whole of life. While this includes community prayer and Mass, it is also about long dinner conversations full of laughter, intimate fireside chats in Sitzmann Hall and fun cultural activities with classmates and faculty. The Telos LLC provides the option for a two-year experience, so you have the time to create friendships that can last a lifetime.

You don’t have to be a major or minor in Catholic Studies to live with us. In fact, we want you to be studying something else. Students in the Telos LLC share an interest in exploring the most important questions of life. The richness and depth of our conversations come from the variety of professional and academic interests of our community. Through this you develop leadership skills that help you grow in your career and in life, whether you know what you want to do when you arrive at St. Thomas or not.

Courses THEO 100
PHIL 110
Faculty John Boyle;
Greg Coulter;
First Year Experience Meets the Learning Community requirement under FYE
Core Area Courses Theology
Academic Major/Minor Catholic Studies Major and Minor