24 001 | CCN: 33143
The Life of the Mind
Instructor: Marianne Constable
Date / Time: We 4:00pm - 5:59pm
Beginning to wonder whether the “life of the mind” is for you? Especially when it's on zoom? In this freshman seminar, we will explore the various ways that attending to the things you do while you work at your computer — such as breathing, looking, listening, sitting — can help ground you as you read, write, discuss, or think.
This 1-unit seminar will be scheduled for 2 hours a week, so that we have time to do and discuss an awareness-through-movement lesson drawn from the Feldenkrais Method (R). Class prep will include short articles or videos and students will keep a weekly journal. (Assignments outside class are reduced to accommodate the extra contact hour.) Class will work best if students have a a towel or mat and space on which to lie or sit on the floor and a laptop (or camera) that they can aim away from their desks!
Faculty Bio: Marianne Constable is Professor of Rhetoric, specializing in legal discourse. She has practiced Tai Chi since 1986 and, attracted to theme of “learning to learn,” became certified in the Feldenkrais Method (R) in 2005.
Seminar website: will be on bCourses
Faculty website: https://rhetoric.berkeley.edu/people/marianne-constable-1/