Religious Studies seeks to understand the creation, expression and practices of religion belief systems. This program will give you an understanding of the complex nature and function of religion within the lives of individuals, communities, societies, and cultures.
Critical thinking & problem solving: Think thoroughly and systematically, using methods of conceptual analysis, reasoning, and detailed description; logical thinking and deductive reasoning; making recommendations for global problems at a local level.
Interpersonal: Interact with diverse groups; cross cultural understanding, awareness and sensitivity; teamwork and the ability to work independently; conflict resolution skills; ability to interact with diverse groups and backgrounds.
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; cultural sensitivity, objectivity and open-mindedness.
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.
Qualitative & quantitative research skills: Data collection, analysis and presentation in written format.
Cross cultural understanding, awareness & sensitivity: Understanding of human spiritual and social needs; ability to interact with diverse groups and apply knowledge and concepts from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds; knowledge of different religious beliefs, doctrines and practices; understanding of human behaviour from a cultural perspective.
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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.