University of Michigan

Brilliant, Passionate You

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Beginner level

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18 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Reflect on the best moments of your life and describe connections between those moments.

  • Describe the personal qualities that represent your best self

  • Articulate what growth mindset and mindful compassion are and how they support self-improvement

  • Create a life purpose statement based on your best self and values

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There are 6 modules in this course

In this module, you'll envision the best day of your life. This will be the basis for all of the individual elements we examine in the course.

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6 videos6 readings1 app item1 discussion prompt

This module will help you identify your purpose and define personal success.

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15 videos10 readings1 quiz1 app item5 discussion prompts

This module explores the importance of physical and mental health in order to be your best self.

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11 videos7 readings1 app item1 discussion prompt

In this module, we'll explore the importance of a strong community connection and learn about the GIVE model.

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9 videos7 readings1 app item4 discussion prompts

In Module 5, we'll explore the strategies for developing grit, managing risk, and asking for help.

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14 videos5 readings1 quiz1 app item

In this last module, you will learn about reflection and storytelling, and share your own story with other learners in the course!

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10 videos7 readings1 quiz1 app item4 discussion prompts1 plugin


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