This 360°, taught by professors of chemistry, psychology, and East Asian Languages and Cultures, examines the history, science and practice of meditation and other mindful practices. The courses bring together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives. Travel for the course includes a trip to Japan to explore Eastern traditions. Locally, 360° participants work with Philadelphia high-school students wrestling with the challenge of growing up in a sound-bite world in which multitasking reigns supreme.
- EALC 260: The History and Rhetoric of Buddhist Meditation (Glassman, East Asian Languages and Cultures)
- GNST 260: Silent Spaces: A History of Contemplation in the West (Francl, Chemistry)
- PSYC 260: Listening to Mind and Body: The Psychology of Mindfulness (Schulz, Psychology)
360 Course Units: 3 units
Field Component: 2 week travel in Japan (tentative dates September 25 - October 9); weekend field trip to central PA
Special Programming: MBSR training
Open/Closed: all courses open to 360 participants only