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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Course Number: LPSY 3103
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Social Sciences
This course introduces students to the methods of dream interpretation that Freud, Jung, and others have proposed in the 20th century. In 1900, Freud published his book on dream interpretation, believing that he had discovered the "secret" of dream. The psychology community has now had a hundred years of psychoanalytic dream interpretation. In this course students learn to apply psychoanalytic techniques to interpret dreams in order to know the unconscious. Students explore psychoanalytic theory, dreams, the unconscious, and hermeneutics (the philosophy of the interpretation of texts). They also explore cultural aspects of interpretation through the example of African-American traditions about dreams in Anthony Shafton's Dream-Singers: The African American Way with Dreams. This course satisfies some of the requirements in Literary Studies: in both concentrations. This course satisfies some of the requirements in Literary Studies: Writing AND Literature concentration
Open to Undergraduate students.