I was shocked to discover that there was a course completely dedicated to understanding human happiness. When I saw the description for Inter-He 201, I registered immediately, having no clue as to how much this course would change my life.
I had already taken main-stream courses like Economics and Psychology, which can be a little uninteresting. I was looking for something that offered more. I wanted a course that would make me think, “Wow, this has changed my life.”
From my first Inter-He discussion, there were many things that lead me to believe that this course was the one i’ve been searching for:
- The class is arranged in a circle. In a normal classroom there are desks arranged in rows. Not in Inter He. The professor believes that sitting in a circle encourages feelings of community.
- Everyone sits on the floor. Imagine: A classroom of 18 – 21 year olds sitting on the floor. It reminded me of sitting on the rug in kindergarten and I loved it.
- Football players. HALF of the football team was in this class. I had five football players in my discussion and it was very cool to build relationships with them.
- The Material. This class is based around the question, “what makes people happy?” Everything we learned had applications in the real world to make life fuller.
I highly recommend this course if you want to learn the secret to a happier life. I would take Inter-He 201 again if I could but sadly, you aren’t allowed to. I asked the professor.
To find out more, hit the link for the course guide: https://sohe.wisc.edu/research-development/initiatives/mind-body-family-well-being/ecoyou-course