Weekend Seminar 101

Weekend Seminar 101

If you’re not familiar with the SCPS weekend seminar, (formerly known as the Weekend Intensive) we have a great course for you to consider! We will be offering IDC 3760 Pursuit of Happiness on Friday, January 12, 2018 through Sunday, January 14, 2018. Registration opens on Monday, November 13th. Contact your academic advisor for more information or to put you on the list to register for this class.

The Course:

IDC 3760: Pursuit of Happiness

This three-credit weekend seminar course will examine Americans’ Pursuit of Happiness. Happiness is so fundamental to the American Dream that its pursuit is listed in the Declaration of Independence as an “inalienable right.” However, few can articulate what happiness is, or how they hope to achieve it. During the weekend seminar, a team of facilitators will lead a discussion of how (and if) we can define happiness, and examine how the pursuit of it affects the way we perceive our lives and the choices we make. Each learner will self-direct further exploration through personalized outcomes and produce a customized research paper at the end of the course. The purpose of this class is not to teach you how to be happy, but rather to approach the topic of happiness as a topic for scholarship. 

How does it work?

Mandatory attendance at the Elizabethtown main campus has you in class on Friday (6-10 pm), Saturday (9 am – 5 pm) and Sunday (1 – 5 pm). You will have a research paper due two and a half weeks later to finish out the course.


How do I benefit?

This 3-credit class can potentially fulfill one of the following requirements:

  • Upper-Level Business Elective
  • Upper-Level Communication Elective
  • Upper-level Human Services Elective
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Social World
  • Values, Choice & Justice
  • General Elective