Core Curriculum

VUSM 100 Franciscan Values and Traditions

Viterbo University was founded in 1890 by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. This entry-level seminar examines that heritage and what it means to be and behave like a Franciscan. These courses will use the works of Saints Francis, Clare, and Rose of Viterbo as a foundation for exploring the university’s core values of hospitality, integrity, contemplation, stewardship, and service.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will compare, contrast, and consider Franciscan values, Viterbo core values, and disciplinary values.
  2. Students will compare and contrast their personal values to Franciscan, Viterbo, and disciplinary values.
  3. Students will compare and contrast their own personal values to the values of other people.


Francis of Assisi and His World by Mark Galli, common VUSM 100 text

Current catalog descriptions of all VUSM courses

FileFranciscan Values and Traditions Final Assignment Guidelines and Rubric 2014-2015 draft