POLS 3346 Politics of Happiness
4 hours; 4 credits
Overview of happiness studies in social sciences. Conceptual definition and measurement of happiness, life satisfaction, and subjective well-being. Individual-level determinants of happiness, including income, personality, political orientation, religiosity, and interpersonal networks. Country-level determinants of happiness, including economic inequality, labor union density, and good governance. Discussion of the relationship between happiness and policies.
Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230 or Political Science 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.