Spirituality in Higher Education

US Diversity 101

Course Description

Dialogue about religion, spirituality and faith is becoming more salient in today’s society. Do you want to stay ahead of the curb on world religions and the numerous ways that people practice their spirituality?

This e-learning short course will introduce relevant terminology related to spirituality and religion, and examine strategies to foster spirituality on US higher education campuses. 

Through this course, you will:

  • Learn about the world population distribution by religion
  • Learn about key facts pertaining to the state of spirituality and religion on college campuses
  • Learn about challenges and opportunities to fostering religion and spirituality in higher education
  • Learn about strategies to support spiritual and religion awareness for college students

Please note that all Diversity Abroad Short Courses are available for 7 days after purchase. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Raja Gopal Bhattar
Raja Gopal Bhattar
Director of LGBT Campus Resource Center, UCLA

About the instructor

Raja Gopal Bhattar (they/them/theirs) is the Director of UCLA’s LGBT Campus Resource Center. They are a nationally-recognized social justice trainer and educator and have published several articles on intersectional identity development and the experiences of LGBTQ people, immigrants, first-generation students, international students and people of color in higher education. They hold a Master’s of Arts in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and Bachelor’s in Psychology and Hispanic Literature from Boston University. Raja has served on several national and regional boards and has been featured in The Advocate Magazine, Huffington Post, India Abroad Magazine, Hinduism Today Magazine and several other news outlets.

What's included?

1 Video
1 Text

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