Free Course on Stress, Coping and Resilience
It’s the definition of a win/win. JSU is offering current, past and potential students an opportunity to take an online, three-credit course for free. That means no tuition, no fees and no textbook charges.
Established in 2020, the university’s Try It program offers a specific, pre-determined course for free in a topic that is relatable to a large portion of the population. In 2020, it was EM 307: Pandemics and Pestilence, which nearly 800 students enrolled in across three semesters.
For 2021, JSU is offering SW 306: Stress, Coping and Resilience to inform students about the impact stress has on their physical and mental health, as well as how to cope with stress and become more resilient professionals in the workforce. The course will be taught completely online and students can work at their own pace. It will be taught by faculty across disciplines, so that the topics of stress, coping and resilience can be presented from a range of perspectives.
“We know that students are busy, so this course is designed to fit in with their other academic, professional and familial obligations,” said Kelly Martin, director of enrollment initiatives. “Students of any major or academic background should benefit from the information and practical skills provided in this course.”
While the Try It program is open to anyone, Martin said it is specifically designed for those who are hesitant to enroll in college courses, particularly online courses.
“JSU wants to show adult learners that have never attended college, or those who have not attended in quite some time, how flexible online courses can be,” Martin said. “Students may opt to only take the free course, but our hope is that they will decide to continue their education and complete a degree program at JSU.”
For more information or to enroll, visit the Try It website.