EDUC 215: Resilience for College and Beyond (Autumn, 2019)

MON 10:00-11:20 PM, w/ FRI 1hr Lab

You will learn skills to help you:

  • Balance academics with life outside of the classroom
  • Recognize and handle strong emotions
  • Build positive relationships
  • Develop more effective exam and homework strategies
  • Cope with a setback or traumatic event
The class will be particularly helpful for first year and/or transfer students to get started out with tips and tools to make the most out of their time at UW!
In EDUC 215, students learn skills to enhance their wellbeing in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.
This 5 credit class meets for 90-minute lectures on Monday mornings with a one hour lab section on Fridays for small group activities. The class also provides I&S credits.