R.U. Happy?

Briavel Holcomb (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy)

What makes you happy?  What makes other people happy? In this seminar we will explore the idea of happiness from various perspectives, including ancient and modern philosophers, the new field of positive psychology, the geography and economics of happiness, and the use of well-being as a measure of success in public policy. We will explore expressions of happiness in art, music, literature, and poetry and consider how cultural and generational differences affect how happiness is expressed. A communal meal will round out our seminar experience.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 29 index 07580