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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2022

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COL 233LEC - Literature And Happiness
Literature And Happiness JOHN Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   19423   Enrollment Capacity:   22
Section:   JOHN   Enrollment Total:   22
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   T R , 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Room:   Baldy 105 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Approved for SUNY Humanities requirement - Cultures, Art and Imagination - Global Cultures and Expression - Human Nature
  Course Description
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?
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