Santa Clara University


Facilitators: Luis Calero, S.J., Ignatian Center and Anthropology and Elizabeth Krishnan, Associate Director, Career Center

What am I good at? What do I love to do? What should I do with my life? The Vocation Pathway will help you answer these questions. Exploring these questions from diverse perspectives, you will develop your own sense of vocation, pursuing a meaningful life, not merely a livelihood. You will reflect on your life to discover your gifts--your talents and strengths--and discern your deepest values to live with greater joy, integrity, and balance. Considering the world's most pressing needs, you will discover your own path of contribution, developing the clarity, courage, and conviction to make a positive difference in the world.

Associated Courses

Foundations Courses
(Please note that only the specific Foundation course topics qualify for the Pathway requirements,
and only one Foundations course may be applied to a Pathway)

ENGL            12A           Leadership & Vocation
ENGL            2A             Identity, Vocation & Community

ANTH            158           Applied Anthropology
ANTH            159           Globalization & Culture Change

Arts & Sciences
ASCI              140           Let Your Life Speak (cross-listed with BIOL 140 and CHEM 40)

BIOL              140           Let Your Life Speak: Science (cross-listed with ASCI 140 and CHEM 40)

Business Administration
BUSN             144           Entrepreneurship: Bringing New Ideas to the Marketplace

CHEM            40             Let Your Life Speak: Science (cross-listed with ASCI 140 and BIOL 140)

COMM           101A        Vocation & Gender:Seeking Meaning in Work and Life (cross-listed with ECON 164)
*COMM        186B         Global Interpersonal Communication

*ECON          164           Vocation and Gender: Seeking Meaning in Work and Life (cross-listed with COMM 101A)


ENGL             72             Poetry Writing
ENGL             73             Life Writing
ENGL             126           Creative Writing & Social Justice
ENGL             172           Advanced Poetry Writing
*ENGL          175            Creative Nonfiction
ENGL             189           Literature and Religion

Experiential Learning for Social Justice
ELSJ               23             Careers for the Common Good (two units; if this course is used towards the pathway, additional courses may be needed to reach the 12 or 16 unit minimum)
*ELSJ             135           Research in Social Entrepreneurship

LEAD             100AW     Advanced Difficult Dialogues Seminar

*MGMT        164            Entrepreneurship Management for Technology Ventures

Modern Languages and Literatures
FREN             182           Women in French Literature: Authors and Characters (cross-listed with WGST 176)

PHIL               116           Ethics, Authenticity, Freedom and Vocation

Religious Studies
*RSOC          86              Buddhism
*RSOC          106            Zen in Theory and Practice
*RSOC          108            Buddhist Spiritual Practices Today
*TESP           54              Meditation
*TESP           71              Mysticism in Catholicism
*TESP           72              Comparative Mysticism in World Religions
*TESP           118            Clare of Assisi and Ignatius of Loyola
*TESP           132            Telling Your Story: Discerning Vocation
*TESP           171            Mysticism in Action
*TESP           176            Nature, Humanity, Spirituality
*TESP           181            Christian Sexual Ethics


SOCI             122            Applied  Capstone (formerly 170)

Theatre and Dance
DANC            189           Social Justice and the Arts
THTR             9               Defining the Performing Artist
THTR             66             People's Theatre

Women's and Gender Studies
WGST            160           Vocation & Gender:Seeking Meaning in Work and Life (cross-listed with COMM 101A)
WGST            176           Women in French Literature: Authors and Characters (cross-listed with FREN 182)

* Indicates Course Has Prerequisites