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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Instructor Biographies5m
Exploring True Love15m
The Art and Practice of Loving - Frank Andrews1h
3 hours to complete

Words and the Meaning of Love

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Students defining love and love's opposite3m
7 readings
Contextualizing Words and the Meaning of Love5m
Types of Love15m
Student Information5m
Dictionary Definition of Love10m
What is Non-Violent Communication? A summary.10m
Discussion Forums: Words and the Meaning of Love10m
Suggested Readings2m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Love and the Brain

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 29 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Video: Ryan York in Conversation with Anne14m
Video: Robert Sapolsky in Conversation with Anne14m
7 readings
Contextualizing Love and the Brain10m
Short bio of Ryan York10m
Short Bio of Robert Sapolsky10m
The Neuroscience of Empathy30m
Neurological Basis of Altruism30m
Discussion Forums: Love and the Brain10m
Suggested Readings2m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Love and Monotheistic Religions

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 49 min), 9 readings
4 videos
Video: Judaism - Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann in Conversation with Anne16m
Video: Christianity - Xavier Lavagetto in Conversation with Anne16m
Video: Islam - Ameena Jandali in Conversation with Anne14m
9 readings
Contextualizing Religion10m
Short bio of Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann10m
Love Thy Neighbor! As Yourself? - Worship led by Rabbi Patricia30m
Short bio of Xavier Lavagetto10m
Benedict's First Encyclical30m
Scotty McLennan sermon30m
Short bio of Ameena Jandali10m
The Concept of Love in Islam30m
Suggested Readings2m
5 hours to complete

Love and Systems of Ethical Thought

5 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 33 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Video: Gandhian Principles of Non-Violence - Linda Hess in Conversation with Anne15m
8 readings
Contextualizing Ethical Systems of Thought10m
Short bio of Paul Harrison10m
Metta Bhavana — Cultivation of Loving-kindness30m
Beginning Practice of Lovingkindness30m
Suggested Readings20m
Short bio of Linda Hess10m
Gandhi's Philosophy of Non-Violence45m
Discussion Forums: Religion and Systems of Ethical Thought10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Love in Action in One-on-One Interactions

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 27 min), 6 readings
3 videos
Video: Delivering Health Care - Rekha Avirah in Conversation with Anne14m
Video: Beginning Education - Chana Stewart in Conversation with Anne12m
6 readings
Contextualizing Love in Action10m
The Art and Practice of Loving - Chapters 4, 7, 8, 1210m
Short bio of Rekha Avirah10m
Short Bio of Chana Stewart10m
Short Bio of B.J. Miller10m
What Really Matters at the End of Life20m
1 hour to complete

Love in Action at Work in the Business Community

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 16 min), 4 readings
4 readings
Contextualizing Love in the Workplace10m
Short Bio of Scotty McLennan10m
Short Bio of Nipun Mehta10m
Nipun Mehta - Designing for Generosity20m
2 hours to complete

Love in Action in Non-Governmental Organizations

2 hours to complete
4 readings
4 readings
Contextualizing Love in Non-Profit Organizations10m
Examples of Non-Profit Organizations that Consciously Express Principles of Love20m
Discussion Forums: Love in Action10m
Suggested Readings2m

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