Faculty of Human Sciences

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The Faculty of Human Sciences offers programs in distinct fields of study: Conflict Studies; Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality; Social Innovation; Human Relations and Spirituality; Social Communication, and Transformative Leadership and Spirituality.

AIMS

Social Communication

The Faculty of Human Sciences provides three undergraduate programs in social communication in English: a bachelor of arts degree with a major in social communications, a minor and a certificate.

Conflict Studies

The need to understand, explain and reconcile deep-rooted conflicts is ever increasing. Thanks to a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Studies offered by Saint Paul University, we will soon have a new generation of experts in conflict resolution and peacebuilding to call upon. The master’s program emphasizes conflicts that divide communities along ethnic and religious lines – significant challenges facing societies today.

The Master of Arts in Conflict Studies is meant for graduates in political science, psychology, theology, ethics and related fields, as well as mid-career professionals who wish to acquire a new set of competencies. Graduates will be able to analyze conflict from a multi-disciplinary perspective, and to devise effective and appropriate conflict resolution strategies and peacebuilding interventions. They will be qualified to contribute to the conflict analysis and conflict resolution capabilities of governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, community and religious groups, trade unions and private corporations.

Counselling and Spirituality

In our global multicultural environment, there is a desire to explore the spiritual dimension of everyday life. The challenge for professionals is to use a multifaceted approach, incorporating spiritual, psychological, social, cultural and religious dimensions. Their work takes them into a variety of settings: community services, professional organizations, hospitals and local faith communities.

The faculty seeks to fulfill this objective by creating a community of scholars and practitioners committed to academic excellence, to the creative development of the individual, and to research in new areas of pastoral practice.

OUR SChools

Social Communication

STUDYING SOCIAL COMMUNICATION IS ABOUT:

  • Acquiring the communication tools and skills to prepare yourself to become an agent of change in the world
  • Analyzing cultural, economic, environmental, political, technological and sociological impacts of modern human communication
  • Navigating the complex landscape of personal, political and corporate communications
Conflict Studies

STUDYING CONFLICT STUDIES IS ABOUT:

  • Exploring conflicts at different levels (local, national and international)
  • Addressing the political, psychological and social aspects of conflicts
  • Learning the fundamentals of active listening, negotiation and mediation
Counselling and Spirituality

STUDYING HUMAN RELATIONS AND SPIRITUALITY IS ABOUT:

  • Learning to master interpersonal communication and intervention techniques
  • Becoming familiar with the development of the human spirit based on the culture of each person
  • Exploring the different aspects of individual and collective behaviour
Transformative Leadership ans Spirituality

Studying transformative leadership is about

  • Learning about your own capabilities to help develop the skills and abilities of other people and of communities
  • Enacting meaningful change through the development of creative and inclusive spaces for growth
  • Exploring holistic and grassroots solutions to systemic challenges
SOCIAL INNOVATION

STUDYING SOCIAL INNOVATION IS ABOUT:

  • Developing solutions to social problems in various sectors (housing, health, the fight against poverty, exclusion and discrimination)
  • Mastering tools and methods that make organizations more democratic and more just
  • Examining different forms of collective action from the perspective of the human sciences and management

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