Intro to Psychoanalytic Theory

GSF 354S

In this seminar we will explore psychoanalytic theory by focusing on specific topics such as hysteria, perversion, sexuality, repression, narcissism, the unconscious, and the id/ego/superego.Throughout the semester, we will examine the relationship in psychoanalysis between theory and practice as well as entertain the possibility that the theories based on clinical practice might have some applicability for grappling with questions concerning power, politics, conceived in a global context, and what philosopher Michel Foucault referred to in his later work as the 'care of the self.'
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • LIT 354S
  • LSGS 354S
  • PSY 254S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring