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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Multicultural Perspectives and Models of Spiritual Development


45 hours (15 weeks).

Various facilities authorized by Rising Hope, Inc.

January 2020 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: define spirituality and identify characteristics of a spiritual journey; examine various models of spiritual development; evaluate diverse spiritual practices and their intended results; apply what they learned from others’ spiritual journeys and reflect on their own spiritual journey; develop a personal model for their spiritual development.


Instruction is offered via a classroom-based approach accompanied by supplemental readings, homework, interaction with instructor, final paper and final presentation Major topics include: spiritual development; religion including but not limited to Western Christian, Native American, and contemporary Buddhist perspectives; the soul; personal values; joy practices; mindfulness and meditation; self-inquiry.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Philosophy, Theology, or Human Development (4/22).