With the pandemic boosting college stress, the UC system is boosting the course “Life 101”

Starting next month, “Life 101,” a two-unit course taught at UC Irvine since 2013, will be expanded and made available for students at any UC campus. In addition to helping students in everything from nutrition to health management, the course teaches students how to recognize and manage stress. … “My goal is for students to really pay attention to their mental and physical health,” said Mahtab Jafari, a UCI professor of pharmaceutical sciences who created the course seven years ago.