SOCI-111-01 Flourishing in College and Community
Fall for 2017-2018
Faculty:
MWF 10:00-10:50AM

A student culture of excellence and ambition can become counterproductive when it escalates to the extent students seriously compromise their health — mental, physical, and spiritual — in the name of grades and resume-building. National survey data show Georgetown students suffer more than their fair share of stress. This course aims to pre-empt the stress and negative sequelae, by providing incoming students with the knowledge, self-care skills, and support systems they can call on to maintain a successful and healthy lifestyle well into their post-graduate life.

This three-credit multidisciplinary course focuses on flourishing in individuals and communities. Flourishing will be considered as a public health outcome within a framework of individual well-being in college and within a campus community. Evidence-based factors that contribute to flourishing and well-being in individuals and society form the basis of this social science and health science course.

Students can expect to read scientific studies about resiliency, self-care, health promotion, health behaviors, risk taking, and positive psychology and positive sociology. Students will learn research-based correlations between stress management, life balance, and leadership. Campus climate norms around coping, stress, alcohol and sexual assault, and the prevalence of mental health issues will be analyzed. The class will consider ways to optimize health and relationships, and how to cultivate a successful lifestyle throughout college and beyond.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: First Year Only

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SOCI-111-02 Flourishing in College and Community
Spring for 2017-2018
Faculty:
A student culture of excellence and ambition can become counterproductive when it escalates to the extent students seriously compromise their health — mental, physical, and spiritual — in the name of grades and resume-building.
This three-credit interdisciplinary course focuses on flourishing in individuals and communities and is designed with the First Year student in mind. Flourishing will be considered as a public health outcome within a framework of individual well-being in college and within a campus community. Evidence-based factors that contribute to flourishing and well-being in individuals and society form the basis of this social science and health science course.
Students can expect to read scientific studies about resiliency, self-care, health promotion, health behaviors, risk taking, and positive psychology. Students will learn research-based correlations between stress management, life balance, and leadership, and will analyze campus climate norms around coping, stress, alcohol and sexual assault, and the prevalence of mental health issues. The class will consider ways to optimize health and relationships, and how to cultivate a successful lifestyle throughout college and beyond. Weekly small group gatherings with peer mentors outside of class are a required component.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: First Year Only
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