American Culture

Goals

This course will invite students to discover the personal development world and to form their own opinions on the subject.

Content

What is personal development? Why are more people turning to self help books for answers? How are Europeans different than the Americans when it comes to personal development? Are these approaches successful? This brings us to the great question, what is success?
Students are invited to reflect on the subject while learning new techniques that are used in and out of the workplace. We’ll speak openly, without judgment, to try and understand why so many Americans are attracted to these new ideas.  We will also observe the criticism and eventual dangers.
 

Tests

Regular debates will give students the opportunity to express their views.  We will do in class experiments and exercises using various methods .There will be a written evaluation at the end of the semester, as well as an in class power point presentation to complete in small groups.  Participation is also graded.