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The objectives of this course are: -To introduce participants to different concepts of love, to empower them to be conscious of the power of love and the possibility of practicing it in everyday life, and to highlight in particular the idea of love as a force for social justice. -To communicate a sense of personal strength and empowerment by actively learning from each other and beginning to define how participants can apply their learning in service to society. This course will explore the concept of agape love (compassion/kindness) as a force for social justice and action and as the inspiration for service and the application of knowledge to positive social change. Biological, psychological, religious, and social perspectives of love will be discussed, drawing on the expertise of people from a variety of disciplines. During the six-week course, the following topics will be raised and discussed: kinds of love/defining love; non-violent communication; love and the biology of the brain; love as a basic concept of religious and ethical beliefs (e.g., Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Gandhian); love applied in action, and poetic expressions of love as a social force. This curriculum aims to foster a sense of the importance of love as a key phenomenon in creating community, connection, and functional societies among humans. Course materials will draw from a variety of sources. One of the goals of the class is to provide participants with some knowledge of the literature of love, and readings for the course are listed in the outline of the course on the pages that follow....



Nov 01, 2019

I learned to find ways to look at how ordinary and mundane moments can be lived extraordinarily. This made me radically change my perspective on love and living life fully.


Aug 24, 2020

Anne Firth Murray was a wonderful professor. Loved her interviews as well as the structure of her class. Great experience and I would take any of her classes. Thank you!

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von Donna S

Mar 28, 2018

Excellent course, and just what I needed!

von Bianca M C

May 24, 2020

Deep, beautiful. It is totally worth it.

von Rishita M

Jul 14, 2020

I realized the importance of self love.

von Zeynep Ü

Oct 16, 2019

Thank you for this stimulating lecture.

von Thiago C C

May 04, 2020

Was a life changing experience!

von timir b

Jul 06, 2020

Excellent Experience Achieved.

von Clara T A

Mar 07, 2018

This is a really good course!

von Adanid P

Apr 08, 2018

Interesting and rich content

von Aj K R

Apr 27, 2020

Simply, life changing!

von Stephanie M

May 21, 2020

What a lovely course!

von 민지 김

Mar 01, 2018

Amazing course!

von Salomé V

Aug 16, 2020

Life changing!

von José C Z J

May 01, 2019


von Tiago A C

Sep 25, 2020


von Emil

May 30, 2018

Done it

von Rebecca K

Aug 19, 2020

This is an important topic to be taught and I hope it will continued to offered with updates and improvements. I was disappointed that after I and several other students reported that the link to one of the readings was broken no one ever responded. The course did not address current situations, like the current COVID-19 outbreak or the death of civil rights leader Representative John Lewis. The class needs current examples to stay relevant.

von Renuka B

Jan 29, 2020

I completed this course with all passing grades - but i did not get my certificate and nor does it update as completed course.. Also I do not know / understand how / who to write about the certificate that i must get after completion that i have paid for.

von Kimble P

Oct 16, 2018

I am a bit 'long in the tooth' to have not visited most of this material already. It was a PLEASURE to hear younger people taking all this thought process into consideration. I liked hearing the interviews, especially the women who were new to me.

von Joy S

Oct 12, 2017

Just ok.

von Sneha s

Aug 11, 2020

Very difficult to submit assignments.

von Ana C B R

Sep 19, 2018

This course feels a bit like Political Propaganda.... not worth anyone's time. Standford usually has very independent courses, interesting... This one felt a little bit like indoctrination. I liked the first part of the materials, but as the course progresses it feels a bit like a too narrow politicla mindset. I wish this would take a more academic approach rather than having a clear political bias, A documenting approach rather than a political affiliation. I thought this course would present an approach from multiple sides of the Political spectrum, from the Far left to the Far right... using a more centrist approach

von Kiran K G

Sep 16, 2020

Not impressed with the content. Not even able to unenroll. Pretty bad situation.