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Design Your Happy Life



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Seit SoSe 2021

Fakultät VII

H 76

Institut für Technologie und Management

37335200 FG Entrepreneurship und Innovationsmanagement

Kratzer, Jan

Cagarman, Karina

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2350125 42946 Design Your Happy Life

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the semester, students who have successfully participated in this course should be able to: 1. Understand and explain the underlying concepts of happiness 2. Understand and explain what leads to happiness and its benefits 3. Systematically explore and critically evaluate scientific research studies and papers in the field of positive psychology/happiness 4. Apply high level reflection skills 5. Develop future plans based on values


The objective of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge about the theoretical concepts of happiness/positive psychology. Moreover, the course will provide students with the time to reflect on their own life and conceptualize a future. The course is divided in two parts a theoretical and a practical part. The first session will lay out the theoretical basics of positive psychology. During the second session students will present concepts of happiness based on state-of-the-art ideas and research. The third session deals with reflection on the current situation of one owns life. The fourth session aims at developing future plans and collecting ideas for prototypes. Students will train their reflection skills by writing a reflection paper after each session and apply their theoretical knowledge by combining insights from theory and their own reflections in order to complete their personal and career portfolio.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Design Your Happy Life Kolloquium WS/SS English 1
Design Your Happy Life VL WS/SS English 1
Design Your Happy Life SEM WS/SS English 2

Workload and Credit Points

Design Your Happy Life (Kolloquium):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Attandance 15.0 3.0h 45.0h
Pre/post processing 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
75.0h(~3 LP)

Design Your Happy Life (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Attendance 15.0 1.0h 15.0h
Pre/post processing 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
45.0h(~2 LP)

Design Your Happy Life (SEM):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Pre/post processing 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Each block will be taught in a workshop format including short input sessions (VL) , group work (CO) and individual reflections (SEM). The course is composed of different teaching formats.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:


Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
assignment (Life Prototype) 40 written 20 pages
Presentation 30 oral 10 min.
Reflection 30 written 5 pages

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

Portfolio Examination consisting of: Presentation (30%) 5 reflection papers (30%) A document with the current situation analysis and plans for the future including reports on life prototypes (40%) The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 25.

Registration Procedures

Application period starts the week before the start of the lecturing time. Please send an Email to Emails send prior to the time won’t be counted. Please write your first and second name, your study programme and your matriculation number (student ID) in the email.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
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Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Verwendungen (1)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: SoSe 2021 Letztes Semester: offen

This moduleversion is used in the following modulelists:

Verwendungen (1)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: SoSe 2021 Letztes Semester: SoSe 2021


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