Self and Others: Wellness

Applied Community Studies
Child, Family & Community Studies
Course Code
CFCS 1120
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course emphasizes a developmental approach to self-awareness and interpersonal understanding promoting a balanced personal and professional lifestyle. It will provide students with a framework to explore wellness themes.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Personal wellness is an essential component of the human services practitioner.
  • One’s personal state of wellness (or lack of) influences one’s ability to deliver services to others.
  • Wellness is a holistic concept that encompasses the body, mind and spirit of the individual.
  • Wellness is an ongoing process enhanced by self-awareness, education and personal growth.
  • Wellness is a choice, involving self-awareness, values clarification and self responsibility.
  • Wellness extends beyond the individual to include the interdependent nature of human beings.
  • Wellness includes group work, team building, decision making and how to deal with stress.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Experiential classroom activities
  • Student presentations
  • Guest speakers
  • Audio-visual presentations
  • On-line activities
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.

A variety of assessment methods will be used, including, but not limited to:

  • Personal Wellness Plan
  • Field Research
  • Group Wellness Presentation (Wellness Experiences)
  • Participation
  • Self-evaluation


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to care for self in the domains of physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual wellness.
  2. Demonstrate basic self-awareness.
  3. Develop understanding of stress management.
  4. Develop reflective writing skills.
  5. Work effectively as a team member, especially in encouraging colleagues’ wellness.

Textbook Materials




No prerequisite courses.


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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Institution Transfer Details for CFCS 1120
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit

Course Offerings

Summer 2022

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.