01:30 PM to 04:10 PM W
Robinson Hall A106
Section Information for Fall 2014
Consciousness is one of the greatest human mysteries. It includes our capacity for awareness at multiple levels, plus it provides a way for developing self-image and meaning. This course examines scientific evidence about states of consciousness. It provides opportunities for experiences and reflections about the personal impact of states of consciousness on how we find meaningful direction for using our strengths and talents in the world.
A special topic of focus in the course is the nature of human happiness. Included in the course are the theory and practice of mindfulness and meditation; finding meaning in dreams; the stress-reduction and creativity-enhancement effects of visualization; and, traditions of vision-questing about personal meaning and life purpose.