American Culture

Personal Development in America

Publié le 2 juillet 2012 Mis à jour le 29 juin 2017

Andréa MORIN

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

Description
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.

Evaluation

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.