A signature component of Augsburg’s core curriculum is our “Religion, Vocation, and the Search for Meaning” course work. In these courses, students learn about Christianity and other religious traditions, focusing upon the way in which those traditions inform and shape the search for meaning and purpose. In addition, these courses join students of all faiths and world-views in reflecting upon the concept of vocation. Such reflection is grounded in Augsburg’s Lutheran Christian heritage and in the conviction that “We Are Called.” Augsburg’s diverse student body and its location in the heart of a diverse urban neighborhood translate into an ideal setting for open and enriching conversation around life’s big questions.
Dr. Eboo Patel of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) speaking at Augsburg University: