The directive to know oneself has encouraged countless and varied ways to comply. This course is intended to facilitate the exploration of the issues and concerns regarding self and identity to arrive at a better understanding of one’s self. It strives to meet this goal by stressing the integration of the personal with the academic contextualizing matters discussed in the classroom and in the everyday experiences of VSU students—making for better learning, generating a new appreciation for the learning process, and developing a more critical and reflective attitude while enabling them to manage and improve their selves to attain a better quality of life.

The course is divided into three major parts: Module I seeks to understand the self from various disciplinal perspectives. Module II explores some of the various aspects that make up the self, such as the biological and material self. Finally, Module III identifies three areas of concern for young students: learning, goal setting, and managing stress.