Sections: Pursuits of Happiness (Fall 2020 SC-101-F)

SIMPSON COLLOQUIUM 101-F Pursuits of Happiness
The United States places a high importance on the pursuit of happiness, yet in study after study, many other countries outrank the U.S. on measures of happiness. In this course, we will examine global happiness from many different cultural perspectives, ranging from "happiness is boredom" in Switzerland to "happiness is not thinking" in Thailand to "happiness is home" in the U.S. Through readings, videos, and activities, we will discover the wide variety of routes to happiness. Do you think you know what will make you happy? You might be surprised! As a Simpson Colloquium, this course will establish a tone for your lives as students at Simpson. It will invite you to approach the world with curiosity, compassion, and joy. Your experiences in this class will provide you with a foundation for the learning you go on to do in your general education classes and in courses for your majors. The goal of a Simpson education is to prepare you to engage fully with the world beyond college.(CRITTHNK, WRITCOM)

Section Name: SC-101-F
Departments: Simpson Colloquium
Academic Level: Undergraduate
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Credits: 4
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