Jungs Psychology of the Soul
Spring Semester 2016


Course Outline:

Week One

Format and Dates

Readings and Assignments

Readings are due for the day
on which they are listed

Abbreviations:

      Jung Reader (JR)

      How to Read Jung (HTRJ)

      Memories, Dreams, Reflections (MDR)

      Blackboard document (BB)

 

 

 

Introduction

Jan. 20: Introduction to the subject matter, course-requirements

 

 

Jan. 22: Introduction to the Person and Ideas of Jung

 

      Palmer, Michael.  Introduction: A short Biography [BB]

 

 



The Structure of the Psyche

Week Two

Jan. 25: Snow Day
Jan. 27: Primary Text

      JR, ch 1: Basic Postulates of Analytical Psychology S1

Jan.  29: Lecture and Discussion

 

      Palmer, The Structure of the Psyche [BB] S2

 

           

 

The Role of the Unconscious and the Dark Side

Week Three

Feb. 01: Primary Readings

      JR, ch 2: The Role of the Unconscious S3

      JR, ch 6, pp. 155-160: Phenomenology of the Self; sections on the ego and the shadow S4

Feb. 03: Lecture and Discussion

 

      HTRJ, ch 5: The Dark Side in Individuals and Nations

Feb. 05: Tutorials

 

 

 

 

Jungs Autobiography: A Plural Psyche

Week Four

Feb. 08:  Primary Readings

 

 

      MDR, chs 1-3 S5

Feb. 10: Lecture and Discussion

 

      HTRJ, ch 3: The Underground God

Feb. 12:  Tutorials

 



 

 

Mythos: Dream, Symbol, and Image

Week Five

Feb. 15:  Primary Readings

 

 

 

      Armstrong, Karen.  Mythos and Logos, from the Preface to The Case for God S6

      Jung, C.G.  Concerning Two Kinds of Thinking, From Psychology of the Unconscious. S7

Feb. 17: Lecture and Discussion

 

      HTRJ ch 1: The Language of Dreams and Symbols

Feb. 19:  Tutorials

 



 

 

Jungs Symbolic Approach to Religion

Week Six

Feb. 22:  Primary Readings

 

      JR, ch 9: Psychology an Religion: The Autonomy of the Unconscious S8

Feb. 24: Lecture and Discussion

 

      JR, ch 10:  Preface to Answer to Job: Lectori benevolo S9

Feb. 26:  Tutorials

 



 

 

Archetypes

Week Seven

Feb. 29:  Primary Readings

 

      JR, Archetypes, Introduction pp. 137-142; and ch. 5, On The Concept of the Archetype S10 (both selections together)

Mar. 02: Lecture and Discussion

 

      Palmer,  God as Archetype of the Collective Unconscious [BB] S11

 

Take-Home Midterm Posted Today

Mar. 04: Tutorials

 



 

Sunday, Mar. 06 :  Take-Home Midterm due by 12:00 PM (submit through google)

 

 

Week Eight

Mar. 07: Video

 

      No assignment

Mar. 09: Lecture and Discussion

 

      Palmer, God as Archetype of the Collective Unconscious.  Discussion of chapter sections that follow the summaries of the archetypes.

Mar. 11: Tutorials

 



 

 

Week Nine

 

No Class (Spring Recess)

 

 

 

 

The Spiritual Problem of Modern Individuals

Week Ten

Mar. 21: Primary Reading

 

      JR, ch. 8: The Spiritual Problem of Modern Man S12

Mar. 23: Lecture and Discussion

 

      HTRJ, ch. 9: Secular Society and the Perils of the Soul

Mar. 25:  Tutorials

 



 

 

Ego and the Unconscious in the Stages of Life

Week Eleven

Mar. 28: Primary Readings

 

      JR, ch. 3: The Stages of Life S13

      Jr, ch. 4: The Relations between Ego and the Unconscious S14

Mar. 30: Lecture and Discussion

 

 

April 01:  Tutorials

 



 

 

God as Archetype of the Self

Week Twelve

April 04: Reading

 

      Palmer, God and Individuation [BB] S15

April 06: Class canceled due to all-college meeting

 

April 08: Tutorials

 



 

Week Thirteen

April 11: Discussion: Individuation and Self

 

      Discuss JR ch. 4 (S14) and section on Individuation in Palmer, God and Individuation (S15)

April 13:  Discussion: God and Individuation

 

      Discuss section on God, individuation and the Self in Palmer, God and Individuation (S15)

 

 

Jungs Autobiography:
Break with Freud / Encounter with the Unconscious

Week Fourteen

April 18: Discussion: Break with Freud

 

      MDR: ch. 5 S16

April 20:  Tutorials

 



April 22: No Tutorials (Meckel away at conference)

 

 

 

Week Fifteen

April 25: Discussion: Encounter with the Unconscious

 

      MDR: ch. 6 S17

 

 

 

Psychology East and West

 

April 27: East and West

 

      JR, ch. 12: The Difference between Eastern and Western Thinking S18

April 29:  Tutorials

 



 

 

Friday, May 6th, 9:00 AM to 11:15:  In-Class Exam - in our usual classroom.

 

The exam can cover any of the major topics of the course, including the following:

 

1.    Psyche, soul, and psychic reality

2.    Two ways of thinking

3.    The structure of the psyche

4.    Collective unconscious

5.    Archetypes:  Persona, shadow and projection, anima-animus

6.    Self

7.    Individuation

8.    The image of God

9.    Differences between East and West

10.Psychic energy (libido) and the principles of opposites, equivalences, and entropy.

11.Dreams

12.Symbols

13.The spiritual problem of modern man

14.Autobiographical reflections: experiences of childhood, Freud and Jungs break with him, Jungs encounter with the unconscious.

15.Jungs critique of Christianity

 

 

 

May 10:  Papers and Portfolios due by midnight

Please send paper via Google, place portfolio in the box outside of my office, MB 104