Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022

     

COLL 182 001 (CRN: 25766)

MIND MATTERS

Long Title: INCREASING HAPPINESS AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE THROUGH MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION (WILL RICE)
Department: College Courses
Instructors:
Vas, Rishi K.
Pachipala, Krithi
Meeting: 7:00PM - 7:59PM M RZR 123 (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Session: Full Term - No WL Purge
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 99) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 29-JAN-2023 4:06AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
29-APR-2022  
2:00PM - 5:00PM F TBA TBA
 
Description: At a rigorous university like Rice, stress is rampant. We tend to work harder when stressed and develop a cycle of putting off “alone time” or “personal time”. This class is here to show you that setting aside just 5-10 quiet minutes a day for some mindful time can reap benefits that surprise even the instructors of this class every time new research comes out. But which methods can individuals practice to increase their happiness and self-acceptance? In this course, students will disconnect themselves from the outside world of technology, social media, and distractions for 1 hour a week, looking inwards to find the root causes of the uneasiness in oneself. Students will work on meditation, journaling, self-care, and other research-backed methods. They will learn to be stiller, observe their emotions more, and more easily identify the best actions to aid their mental health when faced with stressors. By the end of the course, they will have practiced a set of skills they can sustain long-term. Meditation and such topics often scare people, but there is absolutely no prior experience necessary for this course- we are excited to join you on this personal journey of yours, at your own pace!