Institute of Salesian Studies
Institute of Salesian Studies (ISS)
The Institute of Salesian Studies (ISS) is an unincorporated entity affiliated with the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT). Located at 1831 Arch Street in Berkeley, the ISS offers a program of study and formative experiences in the tradition of the Salesian Family of St. John Bosco.
The specific purpose of the Institute is to make a comprehensive renewal experience available to members of the Salesian Family and to others whose background and interests move them into areas of Christian education or youth ministry. Critical study is integrated with experiences aimed at deepening spirituality and fostering personal growth in the context of Salesian community life and ministry. The process encourages the participants to deepen their appreciation for the founding charism, spirit and story of the Salesian Family, and the distinctive qualities of Salesian spirituality and mission. The study component of the ISS revolves around a core curriculum in Salesian history, pastoral or functional theology, and spiritual theology.
Students enrolled in the ISS may participate in the program for personal enrichment or may pursue an advanced degree in theology. DSPT awards the Certificate of Theological Studies to ISS students who complete twelve (12) hours of graduate study in theology. Academic credit given for completed courses may later be applied to a degree program by determination of the Admissions Committee.
Part of the Salesian Curriculum:
Other Courses Taught by Salesian Faculty: