College Confidence is a course designed to give students opportunities to experience how to believe and behave in a way that aligns with their values. We will unpack how decision making away from the security of home has a huge impact on how we live and relate to others. Some experiences we will incorporate to help students realize and understand their values and embrace the confidence to live their values are: presenting, improv, various comfort zone challenges, deep dives into vulnerability and self-worth. This course will be influenced by the work of Dr. Brené Brown.
Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package*:
*Courses in the FIG package may be subject to change
J 199 College Connections - FIG Seminar, 1-credit
J 201 Media and Society - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits
Introduces the history, nature, and issues of the various media of mass communication and their effects on society. Why did media systems evolve as they did? Who determines the nature of media messages? Provides an overview of professional fields, including print and electronic news, magazine journalism, advertising, and public relations. Lectures, with discussion encouraged.
PSY 202 Mind and Society - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits
Psychology is the systematic study of experience and behavior -- how we think, feel, and act. This course introduces psychology by considering many of the sources of influence that produce the variations and commonalities we see in human psychology. The scope includes topics relevant both to the understanding of "normal" human functioning and to mental illness. Mental illness is an important part of psychology, but many of the influences on the mind that produce mental illness are at play in mentally healthy minds too.