This course seeks to identify and define, investigate, and promote the development of human strengths, growth, and potential. This First Year Initiative seminar will examine the history, theories, methodology, and research findings in the subfield of positive psychology, and it will challenge students to apply what they have learned in class toward personal or social change.
Writing: weekly response papers or personal blogs; term paper.
Speaking: short oral presentations; regular small group discussion.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Haidt, J. (2006). THE HAPPINESS HYPOTHESIS: FINDING MODERN TRUTH IN ANCIENT WISDOM. Cambridge: Basic Books, ISBN: 9780465028023
Scott, S. (2004). FIERCE CONVERSATIONS. New York: Berkeley Books. ISBN: 9780425193372
Elie Wiesel, NIGHT. Hill & Wang (2006) ISBN: 0374500010
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly short reflection papers. Self-change project and final report. Term paper.
|Instructor(s): Striegel,Ruth H. Times: ...W.F. 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 18|