At St. Thomas University, you will benefit from small classes that allow for engaging dialogue and encourage collaborative learning. You will get to know fellow STUdents and professors as you learn to explore controversial and competing ideas with informed judgement. Opportunities to apply what you're learning—through service learning, internships, and experiential learning—will help you refine your skills in advanced critical thinking, creative problem solving, research and analysis, and adaptability.
We have spotlighted two of our unique offerings below!
Are you interested in public speaking, oral advocacy, or pursuing a career in law? Moot Court may be the perfect fit for you! STU is one of the only Canadian universities to take part in the American Moot Court Association, and holds the impressive rankings of 1st in brief writing and 2nd overall. Continuing the legacy of a long line of STU Moot successes (including national and international 1st place finishes), partners Ashley Thornton and Emily Green recently won a bid to the National competition at the second annual Tommies Tournament hosted by STU. Read more about the program below.
Below, meet Dr. Andrew Moore, St. Thomas University alumnus and Great Books professor. Great Books is a unique program that draws from the disciplines of English, philosophy, and political science in the study of modern and classic texts. If you enjoy not only reading, but also thinking critically about texts and applying them to your own life and the current context in which we live, then Great Books may be a good fit for you! Below, you can watch as Dr. Moore gives a segment of his class focused on Plato's Gorgias. If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please feel free to click here.