Montgomery College 2021-2022 Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Montgomery College 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STSU 102 - Mindfulness and Resilience in College

Designed for students interested in exploring the basic core principles of mindfulness (non-judgmental awareness) as it relates to coping with the unique challenges that come with being a college student.  This course introduces students to mindfulness-based practices and activities effective in helping to be non-judgmentally present, to improve focus and academic performance, to build resiliency, and to boost social and emotional wellbeing.  Students will also examine research on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based practices in building resiliency and improving academic performance.  One hour lecture/discussion each week.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Identify and discuss five mindfulness-based skills that can be integrated into daily life to reduce stress, improve focus and academic performance, and improve overall quality of life (wellness).
  • Demonstrate three mindfulness practices and skills that reduce stress and build resiliency in college.
  • Describe in writing a first-person experience (reflection) with mindfulness practices and how one practice helped personal well-being.
  • Report on the state of evidenced-based research on mindfulness-based practices.

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