Course Description

What if there was clear, indisputable information about what makes us happy? Is it money (and if so, how much)? Is it marriage? What about children? Or religion? Are we happier at 30 or at 50? And is there anything we can do to experience more happiness? Our understanding of happiness is filled with misinformation that perpetuates what might be called The Wellness Myth that distinguishes between long-term wellbeing and the momentary experience of happiness. There is now evidence to explain what happiness really is, how it works, and how it affects us. Heavily researched and up to the minute, this course differentiates fact from fiction and provides reliable knowledge and strategies intended to make your life a little easier. 

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Compare Baseline (long term well-being) and Happiness (momentary) and identify the role each plays in our lives and our perception of lifelong happiness
  • Recognize the differences between individual Baselines and consider how that governs each person’s individual experience of living
  • Explain the stability model of Happiness
  • Identify how major and minor life events affect your long term happiness
  • Develop personal strategies to make the most of your own Baseline and experience more moments of happiness

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Online Synchronous
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Oct 13, 2020 to Oct 27, 2020
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $105.00
  • Richard Guthrie
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Wellness Myth: The Truth About Happiness
Authors: Guthrie, R
Publisher: RG Literary

Textbook may be purchased as a digital or hard copy here.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) on the scheduled dates and times.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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