Course Description

Global Service Scholars Advanced Seminar, SOCECOL 189

For students who are accepted into the Global Service Scholars Program. Provides advanced training in empathy and compassion, and prepares students for their summer international field experience.

COURSE TOPIC: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF COMPASSION 

This course is designed to deepen your understanding of the science of compassion and to provide you with opportunities to practice what you learn. Each week you will be asked to view an asynchronous online lecture with videos and activities. You also will be asked to participate in a one-hour online discussion section each week.

We rely on a framework that integrates various compassion-related themes--the “Ladder of Compassion.” The Ladder of Compassion provides you with six steps to leading a more compassionate life—each step builds on the previous step--moving from a focus on yourself to a focus on others and our common humanity. You will have an opportunity to engage in many practice activities to facilitate your own personal awareness and growth. You also will be given a set of readings from books and journal articles that provide additional scientific background for what we are studying and hoping to master

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Social Ecology

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
units toward degree. (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
Unit Credit

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: This course will apply to Area D automatically upon completion

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Creator

Nancy Guerra
Nancy Guerra is Dean of the School of Social Ecology and Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI. She received her BA from UCLA, her MA from USCB, and her doctorate from Harvard. She was on the faculty at UC Riverside for 13 years. Nancy Guerra is Dean of the School of Social Ecology and Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI. She received her BA from UCLA, her MA from USCB, and her doctorate from Harvard. She was on the faculty at UC Riverside for 13 years.
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