Coursera: “Introduction to Happiness”

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Image Source: A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment, Coursera

Recently, I had a chance to read an interesting article about a MBA school professor who teaches a course on Happiness on Coursera. Yes, this is a full course with a syllabus, graded quizzes and a discussion board just for those who take this class. And there is a final exam at the end of this course!

It’s been a while since I took a class without a calculator so this course seemed attractive enough to watch in my spare time. (Plus, it’s an award-winning class from U of Texas!) So, starting today, let the journey to Happiness begins …

 

 

Dr. Rajagopal Raghunathan

Commitment 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Language
English, Subtitles: Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish
How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
Average User Rating 4.8
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Syllabus:
WEEK 1
Module 1: Course intro and happiness measurement
 
Module 2: The 1st sin, habit, and exercise
Graded: The 1st Happiness Exercise: Defining and incorporating happiness
WEEK 2
Module 3: The 2nd sin, habit, and exercise
Graded: Self-grading for assignment #2 (The 2nd happiness exercise–expressing gratitude)
Graded: Quiz 1
WEEK 3
Module 4: The 3rd sin, habit and exercise
Graded: The 3rd Happiness Exercise: Creative Altruism
WEEK 4
Module 5: The 4th sin, habit and exercise
 
Graded: Self-grading for assignment #4 (The 4th happiness exercise: leading a healthy lifestyle)
Graded: Quiz 2
WEEK 5
Module 6: The 5th sin, habit and exercise
 
Module 7: The 6th sin, habit, and exercise
 
Graded: The 6th Happiness Exercise: 3 good things (with a twist!)
WEEK 6
Module 8: The 7th sin, habit, and exercise
Graded: Self-grading for assignment #7: Presence practice
Module 9: Summary and concluding Remarks
 
Graded: Self-grading: Watching course video lectures
Graded: Final exam (Part 1)
Graded: Final Exam (Part 2)

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