Module Details

PA971-7-FY-CO: Key Texts Of C G Jung

Year: 2016/17
Department: Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Staff
Supervisor:
Teaching Staff: Dr Kevin Lu
Contact details: Senior Student Administrator, Telephone: 01206 873745, Email: cpsgrad (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module will examine in depth some of Jung's key texts. The first half of the module will critically explore texts relating to Jung's theory of myth and its application. It will also include analysis of the mythopoeic dimension of Jung's own writing. The second half of the module will examine texts exemplifying Jung's work as psychological theorist and as critic of science, religion, and society. Again, attention will be given to the manner as well as the matter of Jung's writing. The particular texts studied on the module may change from year to year.

Aims:
To develop the ability to analyse closely various key texts by Jung
To acquire a thorough knowledge and critical understanding of Jung's writings on the specific topic of myth, and an ability to explain the position of these writings within Jung's work as a whole
To develop, through study of primary sources, a critical understanding of the various means (empirical, philosophical, rhetorical, etc.) by which Jung articulates and substantiates his psychological theory and deploys it in his critique of science, religion, and society

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
Critically evaluate the guiding ideas, underlying assumptions, forms of argument, uses of evidence, and modes of expression in key texts by Jung
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of and an ability critically to examine Jung's texts on myth, his theory of myth, and the mythopoeic dimension of his own thought and writing
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and an ability critically to examine texts exemplifying diverse facets of Jung's work as psychological theorist and critic of science, religion, and society




Learning and Teaching Methods

In general, each seminar will include an overview of the topic under discussion, presented by the seminar leader, followed by more focused study based on group work and the set readings, including close analysis of selected passages from the set readings. At least half of every seminar will normally be devoted to group work and discussion. Attendance at, and participation in, seminars is a requirement of the module.

Assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Coursework

This module will be assessed by one 5000 word essay

Bibliography

  • Jung, C. G., Symbols of Transformation (CW 5): xxiii-xxix and pars. 1-46.
  • Jung, C. G., 'The Psychology of the Child Archetype' (CW 9i) [Also available in C. G. Jung and C. Kerényi, The Science of Mythology: Essays on the Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis, 2d ed., London: Routledge, 2001.]
  • Jung, C. G., 'The Psychological Aspects of the Kore' (CW 9i) [Also available in C. G. Jung and C. Kerényi, The Science of Mythology: Essays on the Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis, 2d ed., London: Routledge, 2001.]
  • Jung, C. G., 'On the Psychology of the Trickster-Figure' (CW9i) [Also available in C. G. Jung, Four Archetypes, 3d ed., London: Routledge, 2003.]
  • Jung, C. G., 'On Rebirth' (CW9i) [Also available in C. G. Jung, Four Archetypes, 3d ed., London: Routledge, 2003.]
  • Jung, C. G., 'Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky', 1-5 and Epilogue (CW 10) [Also available as C. G. Jung, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky, 2d ed., London: Routledge, 2002.]
  • Jung, C. G., Memories, Dreams, Reflections, I-VI, V11-X11 and Restrospect
  • Jung, C. G., 'The Relations between the Ego and the Unconscious', Part One 'The Effects of the Unconscious Upon consciousness' (CW7)
  • Jung, C. G., 'The Relations between the Ego and the Unconscious', Part Two 'Individuation' (CW7)
  • Jung, C. G., 'Answer to Job', I-X and XI-XX (CW 11) [Also available as C. G. Jung, Answer to Job, 2d ed., London: Routledge, 2002.]
  • Jung, C. G., 'On the Nature of the Psyche', 1-5, 6-8 and supplement (CW 8) [Also available as C. G. Jung, On the Nature of the Psyche, 2d ed., London: Routledge, 2001.]
  • Jung, C. G., 'Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle' (CW 8) [Also available as C. G. Jung, Synchronicity: An Acausal connecting Principle, London: Routledge, 1985.]
  • Jung, C. G., 'The Undiscovered Self: Present and Future', 1-7 (CW 10) [Also available as C. G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self: Answers to Questions Raised by the Present World Crisis, 2d ed., London: Routledge, 2002.]

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Mr Christopher Hauke
    Institution: Goldsmiths College
    Academic Role: Senior Lecturer