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Learning to be happier

  • Dates and classrooms:
    • 17th October - Classroom 4.0.E02
    • 24th and 31st October - Classroom 4.0.E06
    • 7th November - Classroom 4.2.E02
    • 14th November - Classroom 4.1.D01
  • Timetable: from 3pm to 7pm
  • Location: Leganés Campus
  • Duration: 20 classroom hours
  • Prices:
    • University Community: €26
    • External participants: €100
  • Number of places: 40
  • Objectives
    • To learn about the influence of happiness on Human Beings and the environment around them, and more importantly on health, social organisation, life expectancy, advertisements, entrepreneurship, etc.
    • To learn techniques to deepen self-awareness and self-education, with the aim of reaching a happier personal, family and professional life
    • To improve adaptation to changes and new situations
    • To raise the ability of reducing the number of conflictive situations, suffering and unnecessary pain and to improve interpersonal communication
  • Program
    • Methodology
      • Theoretical introduction and practical exercises with the aid of audiovisual material
      • Introduction. Objectives and course structure. Initial survey
      • Analysis of the education system from the perspective of training towards personal happiness. What questions have been left unanswered?
      • History. Basic analysis of the concept of happiness
      • Classification and description of the principal strategies of the continuous practice of happiness. Practical application
      • Training and the challenge of getting to know yourself. Practical application
      • Techniques for improving personal happiness. Practical application
    • Evaluation
      • Minimum attendance of 80% of the hours. Final assessment at the end of the course (in-class test style)
  • Teaching

    Andrés Barrado

    • Teaching and research staff member of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Credit recognition
    • Recognition of one optional credit