units

ATS3407

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Christiane Weller

Notes

Previously coded CLS3030

Synopsis

Introduction to the theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung, based on a close reading of seminal texts. Key concepts of Freud's psychoanalysis in their historical intellectual context: the unconscious and its role in mental life, sexual theory and the structure of personality, the interpretation of dreams, the critique of civilization and religion. Examination of Jung's understanding of the personal and collective unconscious, dreams, archetypes and symbols, the structure of the psyche, psychological types, modern man and religion. Exploration of the application of psychoanalysis in literature, the arts and social psychology, the logic and limits of psychoanalytic interpretation.

Assessment

One class paper (1000 words): 20%
Essay (2500 words): 60%
Textual commentary under exam conditions (1 hour/1000 words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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