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The Science of Mental Health, Well-being, & Resiliency

IDIS 199/3.0

The Science of Mental Health, Well-Being, & Resiliency, is a course designed for undergraduate students across all programs. This course will impart relevant evidence across disciplines including psychology, sociology, medicine, kinesiology, and applied neuroscience to understand the science behind mental health, well-being, and resiliency in emergent adults.

Learning Outcomes

After completing IDIS 199, students will be able to:

Consolidate evidence across disciplines to describe the determinants of mental health, well-being, and resiliency in emergent adults, as well as factors associated with a successful transition to university and the realization of personal goals.

Describe common stressors and risks encountered by emergent adults and the implications of mental health, well-being, and resiliency on success.

Explain the early signs and symptoms of common mental health concerns, preventative strategies, available resources, and potential barriers to accessing supports in emergent adult populations.

Reflect on the information covered in this course and how the information can be used to implement healthy choices that support well-being and resilience in students’ own lives.

Description

In IDIS 199, students will learn about the emergent adult brain, genetic and psychosocial contributors to mental health, exposures common to university life which can detract from well-being, as well as actionable habits and healthy choices that can help individuals succeed both academically and personally. Topics to be covered include an overview of conceptual approaches to defining and measuring mental health, mental health problems and mental illness, the impact of sleep habits, distress tolerance and self-regulation on well-being, and an introduction to effective coping such as participation in arts and culture, exercise and recreation, and healthy lifestyle choices. A brief overview of effective clinical approaches to emerging mental health problems and available resources will also be covered.

Terms

Summer 21: May - July
Course Dates: 
May 10 - July 30, 2021
Exam Dates: 
August 3-7, 2021

Evaluation

Participation in Research Surveys – 2%

Discussion Boards – 16%

Poster – 20%

Personal Reflection – 12%

Midterm Exam – 25%

Final Exam – 25%

*Note: Evaluation is subject to change

Instructor

Professors Anne Duffy & Simone Cunningham
Fall 2021
Course Dates: 
Sept 7 - Dec 3, 2021
Exam Dates: 
Dec 8 - 22, 2021

Evaluation

Participation in Research Surveys – 2%

Discussion Boards – 16%

Poster – 20%

Personal Reflection – 12%

Midterm Exam – 25%

Final Exam – 25%

*Note: Evaluation is subject to change

Winter 2022
Course Dates: 
Jan 10 - April 8, 2022
Exam Dates: 
April 14-30, 2022

Evaluation

Participation in Research Surveys – 2%

Discussion Boards – 16%

Poster – 20%

Personal Reflection – 12%

Midterm Exam – 25%

Final Exam – 25%

*Note: Evaluation is subject to change

Course Resources

About SOLUS

SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.

About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome (preferred - latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
  • Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended

Java

  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
Please follow this link to the FAQ's

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.

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