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WELLNESS 101: Peer Counseling on Comprehensive Sexual Health

Explore core topics related to sexual health and learn how to make educated and responsible decisions about sexual interactions. Develop and practice the skills necessary to appropriately advise peers about sexual health. Topics include information on sexually transmitted infections, methods of birth control, communication techniques, societal attitudes and pressures, pregnancy, abortion, and the range of sexual expression. Sex positive, supportive environment uses peer education, discussions, role-plays, and outreach projects that support students in applying knowledge and developing counseling skills. Presented by the Sexual Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC), class is facilitated by SHPRC trained student counselors and is intended for and required of students who plan to become counselors at the SHPRC, but all interested students are welcome to enroll.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 110: The Science of Motivation and Procrastination

Examine the factors that increase motivation and decrease procrastination from a scientific point of view. Investigate research and models of motivation and procrastination in task engagement arising from the fields of psychology, behavioral economics, and cognitive neuroscience. Cultivate and apply cognitive, behavioral, and social tools that enhance motivation and decrease procrastination while supporting balanced and healthy achievement.
Terms: Spr | 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
Instructors: Yisrael, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 113: Stress Less, Sleep Better

Effectively manage stress and practice positive sleep strategies to enhance clarity, focus, and energy. Presents tools for assessing perceived stress and sleep quality, findings in the science of stress management, current research in sleep studies, and cognitive-behavioral theories and interventions (CBT-i) demonstrated to reduce stress and certain insomnias, while enhancing sleep quality.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 114: Emotional Intelligence: Enhancing Your Effectiveness and Balance

Examine the science and practice of emotional intelligence and how it increases effectiveness and balance. Utilize leading frameworks and tools for enhancing emotional and social intelligence, including the understanding, managing, perceiving, and use of emotions. Blends lecture with experiential learning to develop theoretical and practical knowledge resulting in enhanced intra- and interpersonal skills.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

WELLNESS 115: Why Decisions are Difficult: Making Wise Choices from Love to Lunch

Examine why making decisions can be difficult and how making wiser decisions enhances satisfaction, happiness, and life success. Investigate practical decision-making frameworks and skills while building awareness around common decision-making fallacies and pitfalls. Develop skills in topic areas ranging from mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cognitive reframing, self-compassion, empathy, gratitude, and courage. Focus on making wiser decisions, big and small, short-term and long-term.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Yisrael, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 116: Resilience: How to Bounce Back

Examine the science and practice of resilience. Investigate the emerging field of resilience studies and learn the frameworks and skills that allow people to bounce back more quickly and effectively from life challenges. Topics include mindset and cognitive appraisal, emotional and affect management, central nervous system and vagal system regulation, and perspectives on creating resilient social systems. Harness insights in service rising above life adversity and thriving, even in the midst of tough times.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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

WELLNESS 119: Cultivating Healthy Romantic Relationships

Explore the factors that support healthy romantic relationships from psychological, sociological, historical, and cultural perspectives. Investigate the questions, What is a healthy romantic relationship and how do I know if my relationship is healthy? Study the structures of healthy romantic relationships through learning about attraction, attachment, attunement, individuation, cultural scripts, gender roles, and considerations of non-monogamous and non-heteronormative relationships.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Yisrael, D. (PI)

WELLNESS 120: Let's Talk About Sex

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Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2018 | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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