Know Your Story, Design Your Life

Know Your Story, Design Your Life (UNXD-363)

Within this course, students will deeply reflect upon the person they were when they entered college, grapple with their growth and development during the college years, and prepare to meet future challenges mindfully.

Course Details

Mondays (Beginning on January 8th)
12 – 2 PM
Registration opens in MyAccess at 3 PM on Monday, November 11 for all seniors.

Why Take This Course?

The experiences undertaken in the undergraduate years echo into adulthood: many of the types of challenges confronted in the college years will present themselves again. Within this course, students will deeply reflect upon the person they were when they entered college, grapple with their growth and development during the college years, and prepare to meet future challenges mindfully.

Each week, through readings, written reflections, discussions, and activities, students will be prompted to recognize their tremendous personal and intellectual growth over the past four years and will be encouraged to consider, in advance, the personal and professional challenges they might encounter as independent adults. What tools and strategies do they now have to confront these challenges? What lessons have they learned, and what wisdom have they gained? And how can they ensure that they remember they possess these strategies, that they’ve learned these lessons, and that they’ve gained this wisdom?

Erin Force is a dean in the College. She grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and stayed in the Midwest for college, studying English (with a concentration in journalism) and women’s studies at Miami University of Ohio. She worked in publishing in New York for several years before making the move to Arlington. There, she completed a master’s in education program at GW while teaching English during the day and taking grad classes at night. After graduation, she began working at Georgetown.