JR SEM: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
2016/2017, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (College of Alice & Peter Tan)
Modular Credits: 4
This module introduces a comprehensive perspective on ‘happiness’ and related social constructs such as satisfaction and quality of life. Drawing from multidisciplinary research in Singapore and around the world, the following issues are discussed in detail: Does rising GDP lead to more happiness? Who are the people who are happy? Can money buy happiness? What really makes people happy? Can the government manufacture happiness for its citizens?
Details will be available in the course outline.
Individual and group assignments are designed to provide an enriching learning experience throughout the semester. These may include class participation, discussion leadership, essays and group projects. Specific assessment components and their weightage will be confirmed at the start of the course.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week