Learn strategies to counteract the negative effects of living in a digital age by setting healthy boundaries on electronic devices and promoting wellness.
Living in a digital age with technology all around us has many benefits but also creates serious challenges to our well-being. Learn how to set healthy boundaries on your use of electronic devices while also cultivating practices that promote wellness.
We will look at what research shows about the negative effects of too much technology use. For one thing, our dependence on devices is causing us to spend more time indoors and less time in nature than ever before. Students will learn how spending time in nature provides an effective counterbalance to increased screen time and tech use. We will also look at the benefits of cultivating mindfulness and a growth mindset and of making time for play. Finally, we will consider how to incorporate these practices into our daily lives.
What You Will Learn
Students in Adult: Wellness in the Digital Age will:
- Survey what research shows about the negative effects of overusing technology
- Regain control of the tech/media in their lives by setting healthy boundaries
- Learn how to practice mindfulness and live more intentionally
- Learn to cultivate a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset
- Discover the benefits of daily play
- Look at the research showing the benefits of spending time in nature
- Learn how to use time in nature to counterbalance increased screen time
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Course Number: SOC-90022
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)
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6/26/2023 - 6/30/2023
This is a traditional classroom setting.
All class meetings held in-person according to published location, dates and times. Students may be expected to engage with course content online during the published course dates.
Valerie Rivera is a STEAM instructor with UC San Diego's Sally Ride Program and an English educator at the grade school and college level. Passionate about building students' mathematic, scientific, and literary skills, she also emphasizes the importance of building confidence in students' continually expanding academic abilities. Her goal is to assist students to achieve the success and advancement in their education that they strive for.
Early enrollment advised.
No UCSD parking permit required.
No visitors permitted.
No refunds after: 6/19/2023.
This course does not require any supplies. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
|6/26/2023||Mon||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||Room 311, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
|6/27/2023||Tue||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||Room 311, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
|6/28/2023||Wed||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||Room 311, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
|6/29/2023||Thu||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||Room 311, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
|6/30/2023||Fri||1:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||Room 311, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Pre-College Programs department at 858-534-0804 or email@example.com for information about when this course will be offered again.