What is the course about?
We will explore the theory of dream interpretation and look at published dreams. Dreams are very creative products whose origins remain a mystery. We will seek to respect that mystery and not destroy it through overly didactic interpretations. We will also look at dreams in literature and some published examples which belong to history and well known people.
What will we cover?
We will explore some cultural attitudes that are un-favourable towards dreams and discover ways to respect them.
You will be encouraged to 'get a handle' on how to look at your own dreams and assess their value.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Outline why dreams are to be respected not feared.
Apply a framework to help re-visit a dream and explore its context & meaning for you.
Describe how a dream has altered your own or someone else's psychology.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No particular skills required except the importance of valuing your own experience and keeping an open mind about the meaning of your dreams.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through teacher input in seminar style.
Handouts aligned to psychological terms to help aid the interpretation process.
Discussion of the key points.
There is not any work outside of the course. It is hoped you will be motivated to read more on the topic in your own time.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other courses that may be of interest include:
PP130 - Psychology of Jung: explore your shadow
PC409 - Introduction to Jung
PC414 - An introduction to the unconscious
PP132 - Psychology of leadership
PP114 - Cross cultural psychology
PP123 - Personality psychology: an introduction.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details