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Self and Others: Wellness

Course Code: CFCS 1120
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Department: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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.

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.