ENGL294 Communicating Mindfully Capstone

This capstone course will review and build upon key elements of mindful communication students have been studying throughout their degree program (see prerequisites below). In particular, students will practice applying mindful communication skills in the workplace and reflect on those experiences in order to improve interactions with colleagues, customers, clients, and others (e.g., students or parents if appropriate for one’s degree program). In addition, students will work in groups of two (or three if necessary) in which each partner has a different major than the other (when possible). Through online discussion posts, students will practice mindful communication techniques in order to practice attending to others, confirming understanding, and providing feedback that is respectful, insightful, and useful in meeting their partner’s needs related to goals students have set while taking the requisite MC courses listed below. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged and given the opportunity to engage in regular contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation.
Primary Material Type:
Community College System of New Hampshire
English, communications,

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Advisory Board
Industry Sector:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Computer Systems Design and Related Services (5415)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations (17-0000)

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Instructional Program:
English Language and Literature/Letters (23)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
typical 16 week semester
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Engineering Technologies/Technicians


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