Minor in Well-Being

The minor in well-being provides students with a well-grounded understanding of the nature of resilience, stress-management, mind-body wellness, and meaning -- including both the historical foundations and modern research findings.

Catalog Year: 2022-2023

Banner Code: LA-MINOR-NC-WELB

This minor provides students with a well-grounded understanding of the nature of human well-being, including both the historical foundations and modern research findings. Through the required coursework, students develop an ability to implement personal practices that foster deeper self-awareness, resilience, mind-body wellness, the regulation of stress factors in his or her life, and an emerging sense of meaning for his or her life. Students will learn to creatively and effectively apply principles from the exploration of the science of well-being to his or her own field of study. 

Faculty

Fuertes, Thurston, Weinstein

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

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Core Courses

INTS 355 Mindfulness, Meaning Well-Being 3
GCH 325 Stress and Well-Being (Mason Core) 3
Total Credits 6

Electives

Select two to three courses from the following: 9
Foundations of Health Communication  
Foundations of Intercultural Communication (Mason Core)  
Family and Health Communication  
Health Behavior Theories  
Health and Disease  
Health Promotion and Education  
Health and Environment  
Social Determinants of Health  
Social Determinants of Health
Relationship Health  
Health Communication  
Conflict Resolution and Transformation  
Conflict, Trauma and Healing  
Spirituality and Conflict Transformation (Mason Core)  
Social Justice Consciousness and Action  
Foundations of Resilience and Well-Being  
Consciousness and Transformation in Action  
Self-Care and Well-Being for Helping Professionals  
Music as a Healing Art  
Music and Consciousness  
Happiness and the Good Life  
People with Nature  
Psychological Fitness  
Science of Well Being  
Spirituality and Healing (Mason Core)  
Comparative Study of Mysticism  
Total Credits 9