Undergrad-Focused Courses

Preparing for a career in one of the helping fields?Basking in the sunlight.
Looking to improve your listening and coping skills?
Check out these innovative Educational Psychology courses.

Back for the first time in years!
Learn the secrets of the best listeners

Couns 403: Overview of Counseling Skills
3 credits; U/G
12:30-3:10 p.m. Mondays

A good listener is always in demand. This course will teach you the vital interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the counseling field or other helping professions, including health sciences, nursing, social work, sociology, and teaching. But the skill of active listening — at the heart of counseling — is valuable for students of any major, whether you’re looking to simply improve conversations in the workplace or deepen your relationships with friends and family.

Questions? Contact Dr. Anthony Hains at aahains@uwm.edu.

NEW for FALL 2014!
Dive into the science of happiness
AND earn GER credits!

Ed Psych 505: Positive Psychology – Theory and Applications in Learning Contexts
1 or 3 credits; U/G
1:00-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

The growing field of positive psychology is taking the world by storm, from marketing (did you see the Dove Inner Beauty ad?) to chronic pain management to education. More than just self-help and happiness, this course will dive into the science and application of positive psychology and all its dimensions: resilience, optimal learning, motivation, character, and overall psychological well-being. In addition to developing a deeper scientific understanding of positive psychology, you’ll learn how to apply its principles to enhance your own life and career.

This course meets the GER-B (oral and written competencies) requirement. A one-credit option runs during the first six weeks of the semester.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jackie Nguyen at nguyen39@uwm.edu.