01:30 PM to 04:15 PM MW
Robinson Hall B218
Section Information for Spring 2015
This course is designed to allow students to develop an appreciation of human resilience and acquire more coping mechanisms by gaining a broader knowledge and deeper understanding of the nature and dynamics of trauma and healing given the various forms of conflict and tragedy that are affecting individuals and societies. Students will investigate the difficulties people face in responding to deep personal and communal loss, pain, and suffering in settings of protracted, violent conflict such as war, school shootings, abuse, domestic violence, including natural disaster. They will examine recently developed approaches, models, and best practices to individual and group healing. It is expected that students will bring a general understanding of these issues and be prepared to address them theoretically and practically. Case studies from a variety of personal, national, and international settings will be examined.
The course earns two (2) credits of experiential learning through community engagement, site visits, and an individual interview. Students must successfully complete the experiential learning component to pass the course. New Century College competencies covered in this learning community are Communication, Critical Thinking, Wellbeing, Group Interaction, Global Understanding, Mindfulness, and Civic Engagement.