AHS-1330 FYS: Being Here on Purpose

3 credits

Prerequisite: Open to freshmen only.

Using formal and informal mindfulness techniques, students are taught to stand back from their emotions, assumptions, and expectations about the first-year college experience and learn the joy of simply being open to oneself and to the moment-to-moment experiences of what happens next. The course has papers and required readings and a home practice component where students learn to habituate the practice of mindfulness in their daily lives. Meets First-Year Seminar course requirement of the GECC.