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Worldview, Religion and Culture

Explores secular and religious worldviews considering their formative nature on the development of leadership and communities. Analysis of social milieu, cultural perspectives, social and cultural change and the impact of global issues with reference to Catholic social teaching, socio-historical structures.

Faculty of Human Sciences >> Transform. Lead. and Spirit.

Minimize schedule Course schedule for the session: Fall 2017
Section Schedule Day Location Professor
Lecture
IPA 5322 000
Students enrolled in this course must attend Orientation Monday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Integration Friday, September 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Course offered in English
September 06 - December 06 TBA ONLINE Lauren Michelle Levesque
September 28 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 LAF141 Lauren Michelle Levesque
September 28 Thursday 13:30 - 16:30 LAF141 Lauren Michelle Levesque
September 29 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 LAF141 Lauren Michelle Levesque
Summary

This course examines ‘worldview,’ ‘religion’ and ‘culture’ within the framework of transformative leadership and spirituality. Reflecting the complexity and multi-dimensional character of these topics, students will engage with perspectives from several disciplines: transformative leadership, sociology, spirituality, education, peace studies and the arts. The principal question asked is: how do worldview, religion and culture impact on the ways individuals and communities understand leadership and pursue systemic social change in various contexts? Particular issues addressed in the course include diversity, power, equity and justice. 

Objectives
  • Develop and demonstrate a critical understanding of ‘worldview’, ‘religion’ and ‘culture’
  • Analyze the impact(s) of these topics on transformative leadership and spirituality
  • Engage with diverse approaches to systemic social change
  • Situate and reflect on one’s own worldviews, beliefs and values
Workload
  • Weekly Readings
  • Participation – Online and Onsite (see schedule September 25th- 29th)
  • Two Short Reflection Papers
  • Presentation
  • Final Written Assignment
Assessment
  • Participation (20%)
  • Reflection Papers (40%)
  • Presentation (10%)
  • Final Written Assignment (30%)
Mandatory Reading

A list of readings will be provided in the syllabus prior to the first week of class. These readings will be accessed through the University of Ottawa library website.

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