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    AMST 3006 Implement Your Inclusion Initiative

    Students who wish to receive academic credit supplement the AMST 3000 Certificate Program with a final assignment: The Capstone Project. In this instructor-supervised independent study, students will demonstrate their ability to apply their content knowledge to their community of practice. The project will provide the learner the opportunity to design and implement a unique inclusion initiative in a local community.
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    AMST 4000 Out of Many, One

    Religious pluralism is a vision of the world in which diverse religious communities and non-believers engage each other in beneficial ways, maintain their distinct identities, and thrive and defend each others’ right to thrive. The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment encapsulates an ideal of religious freedom amid incredible religious diversity. Yet, simply by turning on the news today, it’s easy to see how this ideal is being challenged from many sides. Distrust between and about faith communities is increasing, as are polarization and hate crimes against marginalized and minority faith communities. To achieve the vision of pluralism, we need to do more than simply acknowledge our differences – pluralism requires us to actively engage with, and across, our differences.

  • 2 Lessons

    BUS 800 Faith@Work:
    Why it Matters for Business

    Religion or belief is the heart of every employee, even those who choose to be agnostic or an atheist. Data shows that employees that feel free to live and work according to their core belief identity demonstrate higher levels of innovation, creativity, and loyalty to their organization, directly affecting business success. By using analytical skills and building the knowledge necessary to operate in a religiously diverse context, participants will gain an inclusive mindset. The seminar is taught in English, includes pre- and post-tests, interactive exercises, and concrete tools for actively fostering religious diversity and inclusion (RD&I) in the workplace and religious understanding for success in the marketplace.

  • 5 Lessons

    BUS 801 Faith@Work:
    The Business Case for Religious Freedom

    More and more, business leaders are realizing that faith impacts business, be it in terms of employee satisfaction or market access. From a business perspective, why does faith matter? What specific impact does it have at a macro-economy level and at a micro-business level? This session will explore the business case for why faith matters in a business context.

  • 3 Lessons

    BUS 802 Faith@Work:
    Workplace Case Studies

    In BUS 801, we established a basic understanding of how and why faith impacts the workplace and economics more broadly. In BUS 802, we will focus on how faith is addressed within companies today. As this is a relatively new focus for businesses, we will focus on those organizations that have led the way in addressing faith at work.

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    BUS 803 Faith@Work:
    The Law and Threats to Ignoring Faith at Work

    In BUS 802, we focused on examples of how companies are addressing faith at work successfully. For those companies, addressing faith in the workplace has brought many benefits, such as higher levels of employee satisfaction and greater employee retention rates. In sum, addressing faith at work has been good for those businesses that have done it successfully. Is there another side to the coin? Do companies that do not address faith at work have negative consequences? In BUS 803, we will explore some of the problems that have occurred for companies that have not effectively addressed faith at work. We will also address the basic laws that apply to religion at work.

  • 4 Lessons

    BUS 804 Faith@Work:
    Religious Literacy in Business

    In BUS 803, we explored how companies are succeeding and struggling, based on their approach to faith at work. Recognizing that proactively addressing faith at work is good for businesses, how should businesses do it? How do you establish environments of accommodation at work? In BUS 804, we will start by exploring how religious literacy plays a role in successfully addressing faith at work. This will set the stage for our next session, where we will explore principles of accommodation and go through various scenarios.

  • 4 Lessons

    BUS 805 Faith@Work:
    Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

    In BUS 804, our discussion of religious literacy prepared the way for our focus on religious accommodation at work. BUS 805 will focus on how to establish an environment of religious accommodation at work. We will discuss specific principles that will help us effectively address the topic of faith in the workplace context. In order to develop skills of accommodation, we will participate in several video case studies to help us practice reacting in an accommodating way.

  • 4 Lessons

    BUS 806 Faith@Work:
    Goals for Moving Forward

    In this final class BUS 806, we will bring all that we’ve explored together for the purpose of planning how to move forward! With the knowledge you now have, you are prepared to act as a change agent in your company or organization.

  • 4 Lessons

    COM 201 Facilitate Discussions that Matter

    We are living in a world that’s more connected than ever yet somehow it feels that instead of coming closer together, we are often pushing further apart. It’s Time to Have Discussions that Matter. Doing this produces well-rounded citizens ready to engage and become leaders in our globalized world. Do you want to learn how to improve your leadership, critical thinking, public speaking, active listening, cultural intelligence, personal development, and communication skills? Aristotle’s Cafe creates a dynamic environment that a group of strangers together to put their phones down and engage in discussions that matter.
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    EDU 400 Certificate in Religion & K-12 Education

    Religion has been inextricably entwined with education in the United States since the days of colonial British America. Beginning with mothers schooling their children at home from the Bible to the first establishment of Harvard College in 1636 with the principal mission to prepare clergy, the place of religion— and more to the point, whose religion and for what purpose—has been vigorously contested for nearly 400 years. This certificate program aims to examine the current state of religion and American education from homeschooling to private religious schools to public schools to religious institutions and on through the range of public and private higher education in the United States.

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    EDU 401 Frameworks for Religion & Education

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    EDU 402 Lifespan Faith Development

    Explore the various ways that three institutions––the family, religion, and the state––can contribute to the moral, intellectual, and faith development of learners across their lifespans. Review the state of interdisciplinary work on faith, moral, and character development. Survey the ways that faith communities are designing their lifespan religious education programs. Explores the contemporary trend of religious communities to intentionally expose their adherents to neighboring faiths. As a formal extension of their own religious education, these interfaith programs are designed not only to advance the moral competency of self-differentiation but also to deepen one’s understanding of one’s own religion’s beliefs and practices. These lessons prepare you to analyze the purpose and nature of religiously affiliated schools in the United States (EDU 4030, which are distinct from that of the purpose and nature of public schools.
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    EDU 403 Faith-Based K-12 Education

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    EDU 404 Religion & the Public School Curriculum

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    EDU 405 Religious Expression in Public Schools

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    EDU 406 Capstone Project: Religion & K-12 Education

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    EDU 407 Certificate in Religion & Higher Education

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    EDU 408 The Landscape of Religion & Higher Education

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    EDU 409 The Place of Religion in Postsecondary Institutions

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