My name is Marie-Hélène and I’m a first year Communication & Culture student. As a former student in Economics, I developed a particular vision of human behaviour and psychology and, meanwhile, a profound disdain for the field. I should have known it was doomed from the start, my real interests were always directed towards books, museums or movie theatres, and my greatest pleasure: starting a debate.
Most of my free time is dedicated to reading and tasting wine. Having a voracious curiosity, I like to open books of various subjects. I each times realize the vast quantity of information I could, but will probably not, acquirer. It is an exalting vertigo. For this same reason, I dived into the wine industry as a part time job. This speciality requires great knowledge of geography, languages and technical knowledge; it provides a great sensory experience like few other occupations.
My favorite place would be on my yoga mat. While I can carry it almost everywhere, the object is a physical reminder of my need to stay attentive, in any space. The connection to the ground, the silence in my head and the constant sound of my breath is a vivifying feeling. When I’m practicing yoga, I pursue to enlarge my body’s capabilities, not thinning my appearance. I then feel fully in control of my thoughts and body, it represents a comforting moment of deeper mindfulness. I can, like the mat, carry this moment of peace far and wide.
Now that I reread the previous lines, contrasting wine tasting and intensive yoga practices\meditation might indicate I’m a potential subject to artificial escapes… Personal refection here.
With this class, I wish to understand better how differently we interact in various external spaces, but also how internal perceptions affect our comprehension. I want to question myself and reconsider my certainties.
What the faculty makes easy:
- Integration of new interactive platforms to complement in-class discussions.
- Providing numerous lectures to ease research in the domain.
- Responsive teachers and TAs for support.
- Integration of group projects to elaborate on the material with classmates and enlarge our understanding of it.
- Providing facilities for coffee addictions.
What the faculty makes hard (without enumerating the opposites of the preceding points):
- Few or no feedbacks of earlier submitted work.
- Too populated classes reducing the interaction between people.
- Too similar material too study in different courses.
- Limited information providing of on campus activities or international exchanges.
- 8:30 am classes…