Sweet ‘N Low: An Interdisciplinary Journey to Living Well

Sweet 'n Low

Intentional Learning –Intentional Well-being

The presentation of “Sweet ‘N Low” is a WCU Quality Enhancement Plan initiative. This interdisciplinary learning event will focus on health and wellness, community outreach, research and creative scholarship, service learning and advocacy. As students explore knowledge and concepts that are relevant to daily life, they engage their academic and personal lives. Departments and programs involved with the health professions, diet and nutrition, and physical fitness are an obvious starting point for studies about health and wellness. However, this topic can be examined from many other perspectives, including political science, business and finance, communication, the sciences, philosophy and the arts. Approaching the conversation about health and living well from these different perspectives is empowering to all who choose to participate.

About the Quality Enhancement Plan

The Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, is designed to enhance the educational experience of students at Western Carolina University with thematic and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. WCU’s QEP theme, “Synthesis: A Pathway to Intentional Learning,” was designed to help students create connections between what they learn inside and outside of the classroom and to afford faculty, staff and students more opportunities to collaborate. Opportunities for study abroad, research with faculty, service learning, and internships and placements in potential job settings will become increasingly available as the QEP is implemented.


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