INTS 475: Special Topics

INTS 475-007: Cultivating the Spirit
(Spring 2013)

09:30 AM to 05:30 PM T

Aquia Building 219

Section Information for Spring 2013

This course will explore the ground-breaking work of UCLA scholars Alexander and Helen Astin which was published as Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students’ Inner Lives (Jossey-Bass, 2011). We will explore the science and applications of the five dimensions of “spirituality” that they discovered in their extensive research investigation with tens of thousands of college students: meaning, equanimity, ethic of caring, charitable involvement, and ecumenical worldview. And we will learn specific practices to support personal well-being – practices which have the potential to cultivate some or all five of the dimensions of spirituality. This is a hybrid course with 80% as classroom activity and 20% as distance-learning modules. The classroom sessions are mornings and afternoons Tuesday, January 15 through Saturday the 19th, plus a 2-hour mid-semester class meeting on Saturday, March 23, plus a two-hour session during final exams on Saturday, May 11.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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