Undergrads: Wellness and Resilience Series: EDUC 215 and 216

EDUC 215 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond.

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! It is also great for seniors as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce!

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 lectures on Tuesdays from 10-11:20am with a one hour lab section on Fridays for small group activities. The class also provides I&S credits. See the attached flyer for additional information and as a tool to share with students.

For students who have already taken EDUC 215 (formerly EDUC 200 for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years), recommend our new course EDUC 216: Thriving on the Path to Happiness. This new course will follow the same format as EDUC 215 and build on the skills learned in the first class to help students experience more joy, build stronger relationships, cultivate a growth mindset, and increase opportunities for success and development in personal and professional endeavors.

EDUC 216 will be offered on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:50pm with one hour quiz sections on Fridays. As with EDUC 215, EDUC 216 is a 5 credit course that provides I&S credits. EDUC 215 is a prerequisite class for EDUC 216. See the attached flyer for additional details.

EDUC 215 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond and EDUC 216 Thriving on the Path to Happiness allow students to work towards their best lives while earning course credit! Remember to recommend these classes!