eLearning Centre

Religious Studies

RELS 2330.1 (.2) Spirituality and Work


Is the emerging (or re-emerging) interest in spirituality in the workplace enabling more individual fulfillment and better decision-making or is it creating new conflicts and more exclusionary workplace practices? What influences do religious traditions and worldviews have on how we work together? The increasing globalization of business and communication, the need for more qualified immigrants to Canada, and the growing diversity of people in many workplaces is forcing re-examination of inherited attitudes and expectations about work. These changes require deep understanding of what spirituality, as the deepest source of values, can mean as workplaces change and people make choices about work, vocation, or calling. This course explores the potential, the benefits and the dangers of bringing spirituality into the workplace.

Prerequisite: None 
Textbook: There is no required Textbook for this course. All material is either provided online or Course Pack (available through the SMU bookstore).

We make every effort to have accurate, up-to-date textbook information available on our web site at all times but textbook choices and selections are subject to change without notice.

Blackboard Collaborate
This software requires a headset with a microphone
Delivery Mode: Class study online with weekly deadlines
Credits: 3 credit hours
Faculty: Arts
Plug-Ins: Flash, Acrobat Reader