Robert Bourgeois, Ph.D.

DepartmentPhilosophy and ReligionRobert Bourgeois, Ph.D. at Albertus Magnus College
TitleProfessor of Religion, Anthropology, and Humanities
BackgroundB.A., Yale University
M.A., University of Chicago
PH.D., University of Chicago
OfficeAquinas Hall, Room G 12
Phone(203) 773-4446
CoursesInsight I: Cosmos, Bios, and Homo Sapiens
Insight II: Evolution of Society
Human Rights & Religious Witness in Latin America
The Question of God in the Modern World
Intro to Global Studies
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Senior Humanities Seminar
Special Topic: Globalization and Afghanistan
Islam and the West
Organizational Culture and Leadership
Examined Life I: Tell Me Who You Are
Examined Life II: Your Connectedness to the World

In his courses, Robert Bourgeois brings to bear the religion, 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.