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Gross National Happiness G (8933.2)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
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Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society




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    This unit explores the origin, development and current application of the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan in particular but also in other developing countries. GNH is located within the history of development theory and practice, especially in terms of the search for alternative to mainstream theories and approaches to development. GNH is also examined in relation to the growing body of work on satisfaction and happiness.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. From classroom interactions, assessment items and reading, student will enhance the full range of graduate attributes and generic skills identified in UC policy documents. The unit's focus on novel approaches to human development will be of particular relevance to analysis and inquiry and problem-solving, and will have a major impact on enhanced professionalism and social responsibility. Students will emerge from the unit with improved critical thinking, greater curiosity and heightened capacities in reflective practice and foresight.

    Contact Hours

    Face-to-face intensive 28 hours



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