Students are required to complete three (3) credits in the Dimensions of Wellness category.
The primary focus of this course requirement is upon one of the following dimensions of wellness: emotional, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, or spiritual. Because wellness is a multidimensional concept, each course must clearly demonstrate how the dimension of primary focus relates to at least one of the other dimensions. All Dimensions of Wellness courses must require students to participate in active learning or experiential activities designed to enhance personal well-being.
Syllabi for courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Dimensions of Wellness requirement must provide course content that enables students to achieve the Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes identified below. Course proposals may identify additional objectives from the list of Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes as appropriate to the course content.
Informed Learners understand nature and society through forms of inquiry fundamental to the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Learners are informed by knowledge and ways of knowing that extend beyond core concepts enabling them to link theory and practice.
As Informed Learners, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Empowered Learners are critical thinkers who demonstrate intellectual agility and creativity and the ability to manage or create change. They are able to derive meaning from experience and observation. They communicate well in diverse settings and employ various strategies to solve problems. They are empowered through mastery of intellectual and practical skills.
As Empowered Learners, students will demonstrate:
Responsible Learners are engaged citizens of a diverse democratic society who have a deep sense of social responsibility and ethical judgment. They are responsible for their personal actions and civic values.
As Responsible Learners, students will demonstrate:
Proposals for courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Dimensions of Wellness requirement must include:
Individuals proposing courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Dimension of Wellness requirement are encouraged to include:
All courses meeting the Liberal Studies Dimensions of Wellness requirement will establish common course objectives stating: