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Course Prefix: COL   Course #: 233   Keywords: null  

COL 233LEC Literature and Happiness

Lecture

We all want to be happy. But what is happiness? This course will investigate the answers given to this question. We will be reading, writing, and talking about a wide variety of short texts from different fields such as art and literature, journalism, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, religion, and sociology. We will study visual media as well. Through literary and philosophical analysis, some of the questions we will try to answer will be the following: What makes us happy? Do we deserve to be happy? Can we create our own happiness? What is the relation between happiness, virtues, pleasure, and friendship?

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Spring
 
Published: Jul 15, 2021 08:29:13