Composing Oneself: Stress, Identity, and Wellness


Interdisciplinary exploration of arts and science related to stress, identity, and wellness. Multi-dimensional focus fusing science, theory, art, literature, and performance to understand structural causes of stress, their physiological effects, and how stressors impact our identities and community ethics. Through text analysis and experience, students explore how arts of wellness, including yoga, mindfulness, and art therapies, impact stress, identity, and ethics. Course texts include literary and discourse theory, social science, neuroscience, and primary texts related to stress, identity, and wellness, including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art, music, performance.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • W
  • ALP
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTS&SCI 205S
  • ETHICS 205S
Typically Offered