Instructor: James Hollis, PhD
Encounter one of the founding giants of psychology: Sigmund Freud. W.H. Auden noted that Freud had become "a climate of opinion," namely, that his work forced moderns to reflect more thoughtfully on the role and dynamics of the unconscious in the context of daily life. Whether one agrees with his conclusions or not, Freud wrote brilliantly, argued persuasively, and challenges our self-concepts. This course examines his basic anthropology, theory of dreams, and the discontents of our time.
6 classes, instant access by MP3 download, recorded in the summer of 2008.
Required reading for the class: The Freud Reader, edited by Peter Gay Click here for the syllabus for this class.