Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: AQ-50014-09

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
AQ-50014-09Education Programs: Enduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsPurchase College, SUNYQuestions of Happiness: Philosophy, Cinema, and Literature7/1/2009 - 12/31/2010$25,000.00Casey Haskins   Purchase College, SUNYPurchaseNY10577-1402USA2009Philosophy, GeneralEnduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsEducation Programs250000250000

The development of a course for undergraduates exploring the meaning and attainability of human happiness.

This course will examine the question "What is happiness?," using a variety of ancient and modern literary and philosophical works as well as films of diverse genres. Although this question is a staple of philosophical ethics courses, the importance of "Questions of Happiness" is that its approach will be both more interdisciplinary and "predisciplinary" than a traditional philosophy course. Its relation to larger issues in the humanities is methodological: rather than using strictly philosophical texts, it will use paired films and texts that will be juxtaposed along the axes of traditional vs. contemporary & philosophical vs. literary/cinematic. It is designed for all students, regardless of major, who seek to broaden their sense of the possibilities of human experience, as well as students who are already specifically studying film, literature, or philosophy.