How to Have a Hobby

Hobbies enrich our lives - they keep our minds active, help us meet people, and hopefully they bring us joy and a sense of fulfillment. However, developing a hobby can feel like a lot of work - When am I supposed to work on it? What if I don't know what I'm interested in? Where do I even learn how to do this? How to Have a Hobby will walk you through all of this, and provide you lab time to trial and error a new to you hobby.

This course will explore hobbies of different regions and cultures, what makes having a hobby good for our brains, and facilitate the development of the skills you need to find the time and energy for your new hobby.

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173: TR 3:30pm-4:45
Fall 2024

Hannah Finkelstein

Hannah Finkelstein is a graduate of two North Carolina institutions of higher education. She matches her teaching skills from her Middle School Education degree from Barton College with her passion for social justice and higher education fostered during her masters program in Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University. After a few years of adjunct teaching, Hannah is thrilled to join the rank of full time first year seminar lecturers. Her goal is to make sure students feel welcome and at home in the classroom to encourage dialogue and conversation around a variety of topics. In the 2023 Fall Semester, Hannah taught Power, Privilege, and Action, a course focused on social change and activism, and Howdy Neighbor: Getting to Know Yourself and Your Community. 

In her time outside the classroom, Hannah enjoys fiber-work, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and longs walks with her cuddly Great Pyrenees, Moose.