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WELLNESS 110: Science of Motivation

Examine factors that give rise to and sustain motivation. Cultivate the psycho-physiological factors that increase motivation, while reducing those aspects that depress it. Presents the meaning, mastery, and autonomy model of motivation in task engagement, plus research from the fields of psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience. Apply tools to enhance motivation and achievement while maintaining balance and health.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Walters, M. (PI)

WELLNESS 111: Exploring Happiness

Explores how research-based happiness theory and principles are applied to enhance daily and life satisfaction. Positions happiness as a cornerstone construct of personal wellness, purpose, and fulfillment. Investigates the science of happiness through lecture, guided practice, dialogue, and course material in order to enhance understanding and implementation.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 114: Emotional Social Intelligence: Increasing Life Effectiveness

Examine, understand, and develop emotional and social intelligence (ESI). Presents leading models of and skills for enhancing emotional and social intelligence in order to measurably increase life effectiveness. Blends course lecture, discussion, peer coaching, and guided practice to develop theoretical and practical knowledge of ESI. Assess, understand, and utilize ESI strengths and mitigate weaknesses in order to enhance stress management and resilience, increase self-other awareness, and increase balanced productivity and impact.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 117: Behavior Change: Building A Better You

Change behaviors using evidence-based techniques. Addresses the roles of habit cycles, procrastination mitigation, productivity enhancement, motivational factors, self-compassion, and addiction and addictive processes (both substances and non-substance related) in changing behaviors from maladaptive to adaptive patterns. Drawing from current findings in the neuroscience and psychology of behavior change and habit formation, utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive reframing, peer coaching, and mindfulness meditation models and intervention strategies.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

WELLNESS 122: Creating Your Courageous Career: Discovering Your Impact

Discover your impact as expressed through a career of purpose. Presents ideas and concepts on navigating change, mindfulness, decision-making, and resilience as these topics relate to one¿s career journey. Blends lecture, discussion, individual and group coaching, and small and large group interactions. Interactive activities guide practice and enhance theoretical and practical career-related knowledge. This class is open to juniors, seniors, and masters students across all disciplines.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 124: Intro to Wellness: Nutrition, Movement, Stress, and the Body

Investigate how physical factors (proper nutrition, adequate exercise, stress management, and effective sleep practices) serve as the foundation for mind-body wellness. Examine current controversies and research in the field of mind-body wellness and holistic health, with specific emphasis on the relationship between physical factors and psychological states. Provides guided-practices on using established wellness principles to live a healthy and happy life.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)

WELLNESS 130: Meditation

Introduces diverse forms of meditation practice in both theory (contemplative neuroscience, phenomenological traditions) and practice. Practices in guided imagery, compassion, loving kindness, positive emotion, mindfulness and mantra meditation will be offered to enhance stress management and well-being. While meditation practices emerge from religious traditions, all practice and instruction will be secular.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luskin, F. (PI)

WELLNESS 133: Meditation Retreat: Weekend Campus Intensive

Introduces diverse forms of meditation practice in both theory (contemplative neuroscience, phenomenological traditions) and practice. Selected practices in focused attention, mindfulness, guided imagery, compassion, loving kindness, positive emotion, and/or mantra meditation will be offered to enhance focused attention, insight, stress management, and well-being. Takes place in a weekend immersion format (on campus), which allows more immersive exploration of the topic space. While meditation practices emerge from religious traditions, all practice and instruction will be secular.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Rich, T. (PI)

WELLNESS 136: Power of Meditation: Uncovering Innate Happiness and Well-Being

Investigate the power of meditation for training the mind in focusing attention and generating insight. Going beyond meditation as a tool for simply reducing stress, this course grounds the theory and practice of meditation in a deeper intention for realizing and abiding in the nature of awareness from a contemplative point of view, thus uncovering a sense of innate mental contentment and well-being. Though arising from the Buddhist tradition, all meditations are presented in a secular and empirical manner. This course is appropriate for beginners who wish to start a meditation practice and for intermediate practitioners who wish to deepen their practice. A five-hour weekend retreat day is a required part of this class (see notes section for details).
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 150: Introduction to Nutrition

Optimize nutrition for health and performance based on established and emerging research. Discern between popular trends and scientific understandings of healthy nutrition and nutritional habits. Topics include evidence-based analysis of macronutrients, fad diets, sugar addiction, low-calorie sweeteners, caloric restriction, disease prevention, and general nutrition with an emphasis on translating research into implementable, day-to-day dietary practices.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Robinson, J. (PI)
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