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Human Relations and Spirituality (Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization)

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Foundational Courses (24 credits)

Compulsory courses: 21 credits

  • HTP 1101 Trends in Western Thought
  • HTP 1102 Artistic and Literary Imagination: Expressions of the Human Experience
  • HTP 1103 People, Politics and the Planet
  • HTP 1104 Faith, Justice and the Common Good
  • ISC 2309 English Composition
  • ISC 2314 Public Speaking
  • PHI 2181 Human Knowledge

Optional Courses: 3 credits from

  • MIS 2103 World Religions
  • THO 1306 Exploring the Sacred
  • THO 1307 Understanding the Bible

Discipline Specific Courses (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits)

  • IGL 1103 Introduction to Group Dynamics
  • IGL 2126 Group Intervention and Active Listening
  • IPA 1121 Human Behavior and Spirituality: Theoretical Foundations
  • IPA 1122 Human Behavior and Spirituality: Empirical Observations
  • IPA 2121 Perspectives on Psycho-social Human Behavior
  • IPA 2122 Research Methods and Ethics in Human Sciences (qualitative approach)
  • IPA 2123 Research Methods in Human Sciences (quantitative approach)
  • IPA 2126 Developmental Psychology, Spirituality and Religiosity from Childhood to Adolescence
  • IPA 2127 Developmental Psychology, Spirituality and Religiosity from Adulthood to Old Age
  • IPA 3101 Psychology of Spiritual Experience
  • IPA 3121 Theories of Personality
  • IPA 3122 Cultural Diversity and Religious Pluralism
  • IPA 3123 The Helping Relationships and Ethical Considerations
  • IPA 4121 Basic Skills and Concepts in Counselling and Spirituality
  • IPA 4122 Psychopathology: Causes and Impact on Human Relationships and Spirituality

Optional Courses (15 credits)

Three credits from:

  • ECS 2123 Dialogue
  • ECS 2191 Introduction to Conflict Studies
  • ECS 2192 Inequality, Conflict and Social Justice
  • ECS 2928 Language and Conflict in Canada / Conflits linguistiques au Canada
  • IGL 2136 Group Intervention Lab 1

Three credits from:

  • IPA 2124 Special Topics in Human Relations and Spirituality I
  • IPA 2125 Positive Psychology and Spirituality
  • THO 2189 Introduction to Theology
  • THO 2315 Ethics and the Human Person

Six credits from:

  • ECS 3123 Psychological Impacts of Conflicts
  • IGL 3112 The Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership and Group Facilitation
  • IPA 3124 Family and Spirituality
  • IPA3125 Drugs and Behaviour
  • PHI 3307 Ethics and Multiculturalism
  • PHI 3309 Ethics and Religion

Three credits from:

  • IPA 4123 Credited Internship
  • IPA 4124 Special Topics in Human Relations and Spirituality II
  • IPA 4125 Research and Directed Work

Elective Courses (36 credits)


  • Students choose 36 credits or complete a minor (30 credits) and 6 credits.
  • 12 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

 Subject to approval from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance.