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Take a Course

There are two ways you can take a course—with a group or on your own.

With a group

Taking a course with a group of students, under the direction of a local course coordinator, gives you many advantages:

  • You will become an affiliate of Duquesne University
  • You will be able to read required materials on line in the electronic collections at Duquesne University’s Gumberg Library
  • You can exchange ideas, discuss questions, and share experiences and insights with others face to face
  • You will earn continuing education units from Duquesne University for courses you complete
  • As we develop additional courses you will be able to earn a Certificate in Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation from Duquesne University after completing several courses

To gain these advantages:

  1. Your local course coordinator downloads "Getting Started as a JPIC Local Coordinator," then completes a simple on-line application. Duquesne University reviews the application and, if acceptable, enrolls your coordinator as an affiliate of Duquesne University and notifies your coordinator by e-mail.
  2. Your coordinator downloads a "Handbook for Local Coordinators" from Duquesne University's secure Web site.
  3. Your coordinator applies on line to enroll you as an affiliate of  Duquesne University and registers you for each course you take.
  4. Your coordinator schedules meeting times, and you begin the course together.
  5. At the conclusion of the course your coordinator certifies that you have successfully completed the course and presents you with a certificate of course completion from Duquesne University.

On your own

If you can't assemble a group, you can study courses in Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation on your own, at your own pace. You will still have the opportunity of collaborating electronically with other students who are taking the course. If you study on your own you do not need to register to use the course materials that are freely available on the Web, but unfortunately you will not have access to materials that are on electronic reserve at Duquesne University's Gumberg Library.