ROCK Course Descriptions

Descriptions of Classes

ROCK classes are informed by research in neuroscience, psychology, literary studies, education, creative writing, religious studies, and contemplative practices. Faculty are engaged, compassionate, and deeply motivated to make the world kinder and brighter, in service to one student at a time. As Houston Kraft writes, 

"We need a revolution in the way we think, talk, and act in Kindness... A Kinder world is an urgent priority. We must redefine Kindness to acknowledge it as an essential quality for a functioning world. It cannot be a nice-to-have. We have to declare it a must-have. A must-teach. A must-practice."

Student Videos

In this representative sample, students in Jamie Wilson's course showcase their accomplishments in teaching kindness, compassion, and empathy through play with elementary school students.


See more examples on our "ROCK-tube" YouTube channel 



Course Descriptions

  • HUM1020: Introduction to Humanities: Understanding Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness

  • HUM 1020: Introduction to Humanities: Understanding Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness

  • HUM 1020 Introduction to Humanities Course Topic: Understanding Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness

  • IDS 2930: Kindness, Compassion, and Empathy through Service

  • IDS 4930 Compassionate Parenting

  • IDS 4930 Roots of Compassion, Empathy & Kindness

  • IDS 4930 The Kindness Effect

  • IDS 4930 Roots of Compassion & Kindness

  • IDH 1930 - Honors Readings – Compassion, Empathy & Kindness

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