Course Description

This course is helpful for professionals working with diverse populations. Develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to support religious diversity in the workplace and beyond. Learn through readings, reflection, discussion, case studies, and site visits to various sacred spaces in Calgary. Develop critical thinking and practical skills, gain an understanding of pluralism and religious diversity in Calgary, engage in religious literacy, and build confidence working with diverse communities. Learn practical applications by cultivating skills on religious and cultural competencies.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have deepened your awareness and enhanced your knowledge of religious and cultural diversity, and developed skills for building religious and cultural inclusion.

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  1. Discuss pluralism, inter-religious dialogue, and religion and the public sphere

  2. Engage in critical thinking and develop practical skills to engage across lines of difference

  3. Gain professional development experience by cultivating skills on religious and cultural competence in the workplace

  4. Utilize a practical process for handling religious and cultural sensitivities

  5. Reflect on your own cultural identity, values and belief system and the ways these impact your interactions with others

  6. Gain practical skills on how to handle religious accommodation in the workplace

  7. Identify cultural and religious diversity

  8. Practise flexibility

  9. Practise suspending judgment

  10. Cultivate cultural and religious empathy


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M, T, W
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Aug 10, 2020 to Aug 18, 2020
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
  • Elyse Brazel
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with course materials before your first class.

Assignments and group work will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L one week prior to the course start date. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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