What is the course about?
We will consider the concept of the shadow as defined by Jungian Psychology and you'll be invited to explore aspects of your own dark side from a personal and collective standpoint. We will work from the perspective that the more we can understand about ourselves the less we need to fear.
What will we cover?
In addition to the basic theories of Jung and other Depth Psychologists we will consider the importance of archetypes and the meaning of terms such as: extrovert, introverts and synchronicity.
You will be encouraged to interpret their work in relation to your own experience and learn through this as you share the experiences of others.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Explain how and where the Psychology of Jung fits into the history of the unconscious.
Outline the basic principles of Jungian Psychology.
Identify at least one positive aspect which you've gained through greater understanding and exploration of your own shadow.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No particular skills required except the importance of valuing your own experience - please bring an open mind.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through teacher input in seminar style. Handouts to help explain psychological terms and 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:
PP129 Psychology of dreaming
PC409 Introduction to Jung
PC414 An introduction to the unconscious
PG701 or PG712 Free writing: exploring connections with thoughts and feelings.
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