CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience

This course is offered remotely online for Spring 2021. See the class search for synchronous meeting dates and times. 

Course Description:

Links between resilience and spirituality. Applications of resilience/health realization model to students' personal/professional lives. Review of literature, theory, and research.

Maintaining your peace of mind and engaging in meaningful class conversations during the pandemic is the special focus of this A Term class.

This small seminar size is ideal online for examining natural resilience and our inner landscape. Discussions are reflective, instructive, and thought provoking. We explore life experiences, examine relevant resilience and spiritual literature, and discover how we operate from the inside out in ordinary life.  We learn, live and share basic principles behind resilience.

The study is applicable in a wide variety of disciplines from helping professions, scientific endeavors, education, to business and more. These lessons are applicable in both personal and professional life. Impact of this learning is lasting and deep.

An array of audio visuals, readings, discussions, and activities are employed. Select global authors will be invited guest speakers. Grade is based on full class participation, a brief written reflection, and two short papers with informal presentations.

For additional class details contact instructor Kathy Marshall at marsh008@umn.edu .

Wed. 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. CST on January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; and March 3
Sat. 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. CST on January 23, 30; February 13, and March 6

Student Testimonials

“This was exactly what I needed and at the exactly right time. I have learned from within myself during this course—how to really have personal peace. I have enjoyed my life and felt more alive than I have for a long time. Kathy Marshall Emerson knows how to connect with each student and respects where they are at.”

“It is a mystery why more of my courses didn’t teach me any skills to live better and well. It’s more crucial and difficult than any other subject. I am eternally grateful for the Center and Kathy.”

“She was WONDERFUL. Best academic teacher I’ve EVER had. So soothing and wonderful. An enlightening, tough, and challenging, meaningful course. She really was inspirational and provided a life-changing environment.”

“This was the most worthwhile course during my time in school.”

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Course Details

Course ID: 
CSPH 5201
Graduate Students, Undergraduate students with junior status or above, or instructor consent.
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