somatic studies

Somatic studies look at mind-body ways of knowing and living in the world and are guided by the assumption that cultivating body-based intelligence (soma in Greek) can be used to help individuals grow and change. This field of study offers opportunities to explore body-based literacy as it relates to leadership, communication, and engagement with social issues. You'll learn in many ways (academic, experiential, contemplative), using diverse modalities and multiple intelligences, studying somatics through body-centered approaches to mindfulness, movement workshops, creative expression, the arts, and academic work in psychology, health, and more.

Planned offerings for 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Creating Dance: Basic Technique, Theory, and Composition FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Behavior JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Individual Study: Queer Studies, Performance SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Re-Imagining the Body FR-SR
  • Spring
8
The Social Science of Happiness FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Consciousness, Dreams, and Everyday Life: Self, Other, World SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16