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Robert A. Bourgeois

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Department:Sociology and Global Studies
Title:Associate Professor of Anthropology and Humanities
Background:B.A., Yale University
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Office:Aquinas, Room 224
Phone:(203) 773-4446
Email:rbourgeois@albertus.edu
Courses:
  • Insight I: Cosmology, Bios, Civitas
  • Insight II: Prehistory, Civitas, Modernity
  • The Question of God in the Modern World
  • Senior Humanities Seminar
  • Introduction to Global Studies
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Human Rights and Religious Witness in Latin America
  • Islam and the West
  • Organizational Culture and Leadership

In his courses, Robert Bourgeois brings to bear the universe story, history, and culture as forces which shape behavior and perception. A principal aim is the application of logical criteria to the evaluation of multiple cultural narratives, those of our Western inheritance and those of others. One premise of his courses is that a citizen of the United States is also a citizen of the planet. Another premise is the urgency of resisting materialist narratives of existence which would extinguish the spiritual dimension of the human being. A Dominican approach entails contemplation of the underlying webs of interconnectedness between humanity and nature and among all cultures. If the world is to be saved, such a vision is essential.

 

Robert A. Bourgeois