Fall 2018: Mindfulness: Awareness and Habit — COLA 1500-024



Fall 2018: Mindfulness: Awareness and Habit — COLA 1500-024


Tue. Aug 28, 2018 - Fri. Dec 7, 2018 (15 weeks)
Every Thursday from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM


Mary Munford House

Individuals who practice mindfulness have shown increased attention, self-awareness, reduced stress, and more. Through formal and informal practices that bring curiosity to thoughts, feelings and emotions, students will develop the ability to pay more attention to the present moment. Mindfulness in meditation, movement, and walking and eating will be explored. Daily habits of mind and action will be cultivated that impact attitudes to foster academic success and personal happiness.
* 1 Credit
Instructor: Sandra Seidel
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 UVA open to all new first-year students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, all of whom are also assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For more about COLA, see here