HHD240/24A: Thriving in Community

In this term-long, age-appropriate course, required for all lowers, students will discuss a variety of health issues, such as mental and psychological health, character development, cultural compet

In this term-long, age-appropriate course, required for all lowers, students will discuss a variety of health issues, such as mental and psychological health, character development, cultural competency, gender, sexuality, consent/healthy relationships, and alcohol/drugs. This course is focused on helping students navigate some of the most common health concerns for their age group. We aim to enable students to build self-efficacy and prepare for challenging health and lifestyle choices. Intentionality is explored throughout the term so that students will develop effective decision-making skills with purpose and thought. With the help of the College Counseling Office, we will explore identity development and self-authorship, foundational aspects to a student's transition from adolescent to young adulthood. The pass/no pass grading system encourages student participation, honesty and sharing in a supportive and more relaxed environment focused around a growth mindset.