This major allows you to analyze problems more realistically as many people make ethical decisions in context of their religious beliefs or worldviews. Knowing the religious contexts of people’s decisions, you can better assess the issues & choices in moral problems.
Critical analysis and thinking: Understanding of differing cultural practices and the behaviour of individuals as it is influenced by culture; think thoroughly and systematically, using methods of conceptual analysis, reasoning, and detailed description; logical thinking and deductive reasoning.
Interpersonal: Interact with diverse groups; cross cultural understanding, awareness and sensitivity; teamwork and the ability to work independently; conflict resolution skills; understanding of differing cultural practices and the behaviour of individuals as it is influenced by culture.
Interdisciplinary perspective: Ability to apply knowledge from a variety of disciplines to the understanding of concepts, people and situations; exposure to different cultural environments and languages.
Communication: Proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communication; public speaking skills, comfortable with debating ideas and persuading and influencing others; writing skills, able to explain and present ideas and data clearly; articulate, understand and explain abstract ideas; Exposure to different languages abstract ideas.
Qualitative and Quantitative research skills: Data collection, analysis and presentation in written format.
Understanding of human spiritual and social needs: Knowledge of different religious beliefs, doctrines, and practices; Knowledge of many of the great religious traditions (such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism); Knowledge of the writings and thinking about the many questions facing human beings, such as "the meaning and purpose of life".
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.