Integration can be described as the process of bringing together or combining parts into a unified, harmonious whole. This seminar provides a framework for integrating learning about spirituality, through an actual experience or spiritual practice. Students will be introduced to the concept of research and writing as a spiritual practice that can shape them intellectually and spiritually. They will be asked to relate readings about the spiritual discipline of writing, to their own process. More concretely, students will have the opportunity to integrate the content and skills acquired through courses in the Ph.D. in Spirituality program through self-examination. They will then formulate a preliminary research proposal and use this to design possible questions for their comprehensive exams. (Fall, Year 4)