HC101H - The Art and Science of Human Flourishing

Professor: Kate Mondloch

4.00 credits

  • CRN 12397: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30-9:50am @ CHA 301
  • CRN 15669: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00-3:20pm @ CHA 201

Across the ages, cultures have pondered the concept of human flourishing—an existence filled with contentment, well-being, resilience, and accomplishment. In this discussion-based course, we delve into perspectives drawn from the humanities and sciences to explore the intricacies of flourishing and its core elements. You will be invited to formulate a personalized understanding of flourishing—one that appreciates individual uniqueness while embracing shared facets spanning diverse cultures and contexts.

Through engaging and hands-on activities, including mindfulness practices, this course equips you with the tools to cultivate the qualities and competencies essential for a flourishing life. Guided by the intersections of humanities and sciences, each lesson dissects specific themes, facilitating a deeper grasp of self and others, fostering meaningful social connections, and igniting a sense of purpose. Join us on this intellectual and experiential journey as we navigate the depths of human flourishing, harnessing knowledge to enrich not only our own lives but also the interconnected fabric of our world.