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SOCY 1082 Sociology of Happiness (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

What is happiness? Can we measure happiness? What are the objections to the study of happiness? Are we getting happier? What makes us happy or unhappy? Does money buy happiness? Should happiness be pursued individually through private lifestyles or collectively through public policy? Does sociology have a clue? Students in this course will learn to find answers to these questions drawing from the sociology of happiness. Contributions from personal experiences and fields such as psychology, economy, psychiatry, theology and neuroscience are considered, but the emphasis is on sociological perspectives.


Instructor(s): Esteban Calvo Bralic

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Mar-14