Themes for the first semester are: Heritage and Natural World; themes for the second semester are: Diversity and Social Justice. Within each theme, there are a few interdisciplinary readings common to all sections of the course. Individual faculty choose the remaining readings and an overall theme to bring coherence to their sections. The lives and stories of St. Francis and St. Clare are interwoven throughout the year. Under most circumstances, students will remain with the same faculty member and classmates for both semesters.