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Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus

DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY
College of Arts and Sciences
San Beda College

COURSE SYLLABUS
Second Semester, AY 2017-2018

Vision-Mission Statement : San Beda College, a Catholic educational institution, is committed


to the Christian formation of the Bedan Community as its
service to the Church, the Philippine society, and the world.

Vision : San Beda College envisions a community that is Fully Human,


Wholly Christian, Truly Filipino, and Globally Competitive.

Mission : San Beda College aims to form its members in Faith, Knowledge,
and Virtue

Core Values : Inculcate in the students the Benedictine core values of Prayer
and Study, Community, and Pursuit of Peace

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COURSE TITLE : BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY AND THE CORPORATE WORLD


COURSE CODE : BENE 3
PREREQUISITE : BENE1, BENE2
CREDITS : 1 unit

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INSTRUCTOR : JOSEPHINE C. DANGO


EMAIL ADDRESS : josiedango@yahoo.com.ph
OFFICE : CAS Faculty Room, St. Anselm’s Building
CONSULTATION HOURS : 9:00 am – 10:30 am TTh
VENUE : CAS GENED Faculty Room, St. Anselm’s Building

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course aims to equip students with the proper work attitude in the industry, under the light
of Benedictine virtues like honesty, resoluteness in the will of God, etc. Given the onslaught of
media, telecommunication gadgets, and trends in the corporate world, this course seeks to strike
a balance between true Benedictine character and industrial competitiveness.

II. COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the academic term, the students should be able to:

1. Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the spirituality of St. Benedict through discussions of
selected topics on the Holy Rule.
2. Cultivate, support and transmit the Benedictine heritage within contemporary culture.
3. Interpret and relate Benedictine values like prayer, work, study, humility, community life, etc., to their
present situation in life.
4. Discern and absorb Benedictine virtues and values as an integral component towards the formation of
proper and healthy work attitude in today’s modern industry
5. Ponder creatively and discuss the challenges to Benedictine values in the third millennium.
III. COURSE OUTLINE: BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY AND THE CORPORATE WORLD

Time Allotment TOPICS


1st week – 2nd week Review: Bene 1 and Bene 2
Jan 3-5 BENE 3 Course Syllabus Orientation
Jan 8-12
Getting Started: The Creation of the Rule
What is the Rule of Benedict?
The Rule of Benedict as a Model for Daily Life

3rd week The Holiness of Labor:


Jan 15-19 Benedictine Work and Service
Benedictine Ideal of Work in the Twenty-first Century
The Work Doldrums
Benedictine Work
4th week 1: The Rule of Common Interest: An Organizational Mind Meld
Jan 22-26
5th week 2: The Rule of Selection and Formation: Only the Best Need Apply
Jan 29 – Feb 2
6th week 3: The Rule of Merit and Seniority: Dual Paths of Honor
Feb 5-9
7th week 4: The Rule of Focused and Independent Ventures: Elephants Don’t Dance Very
Feb 12-16 Well
8th week 5: The Rule of Innovation: Nobody Cries Over a Broken Paradigm
Feb 16-23
9th week Midterm Exam
Feb 26 – March 2
10th week 6: The Rule of Ethics: Organizations in Equilibrium
March 5-9 7: The Rule of Stability: Finding a Happy Home

11th week 8: The Rule of Purposeful Ritual: Dance to the Corporate Music
March 12-16
12th week 9: The Rule of Group Reliance and Mutual Respect: The Glue that Binds
March 19-23
13th – 16th week Group Reports/Presentation
March 26-30 10: The Rule of Discipline: Designing a Lesson Plan
April 2-6
April 9-13 11: The Rule of Counsel: Stop, Look and Listen
April 16-20 12: The Rule of Grumbling: Measuring the Pulse of Community Health
13: The Rule of Leader Example: Delisting the Corporate Coward
14: The Rule of Humility and Moderation: Turning Managerial Ego on Its Head
15: The Rule of Iron Resolve: Taming the Inner Bulldog

16th week Final Exam Week

IV. COURSE REQUIREMENTS


1. Class Participation/Graded Recitation
2. Creative Group Report and Presentation
3. Individual Projects and Homework
4. Reflection papers
5. Quizzes, Long Exams (optional or with equivalent alternative)
6. Midterm Exams (optional or with equivalent alternative)
7. Final Exams (optional or with equivalent alternative)

V. GRADING SYSTEM AND GRADING PROCEDURE


Final Grade
Class Standing -50% (MT & Final)
Midterm Exams/paper -20%
Final Exams -30%
TOTAL 100%

Passing Percentage: 60%


Percentage Equivalents Grade Point Description
Below 60 5.00 Failure
60-63 3.00 Pass
64-67 2.75 Fair
68-71 2.50 Satisfactory
72-76 2.25 Very Satisfactory
77-81 2.00 Good
82-86 1.75 Above Average
87-91 1.50 Very Good
92-96 1.25 Superior
97-100 1.00 Excellent

VI. COURSE REFERENCES

THE BENEDICTINE RULE OF LEADERSHIP (Classic Management Secrets You Can Use Today) by Craig S. Galbraith,
Ph.D., and Oliver Galbraith III, Ph.D.

ST. BENEDICT’S TOOLBOX (The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living ) by Jane Tomaine, Copyright, 2005

Selected Bibliography:

Benedict of Nursia. RB 1980: The Rule of Benedict in English. Ed. Timothy Fry. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1981.

Chittister, Joan, OSB. Wisdom Distilled from the Daily; Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today. San Francisco: Harper & Row
Publishers, 1990.

DeWaal, Esther. Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1984.

Gregory the Great. Dialogues, Book II: The Life and Miracles of St. Benedict, trans. Odo J. Zimmermann, OSB, and Benedict
R. Avery, OSB. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, n.d.

Stewart, Columba, OSB. Prayer and Community: The Benedictine Tradition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998.

Prepared by:

The Department of Theology

Endorsed by:

Fr. ANGELO LEGAL, OSB


Chair