The class participation portion of your grade will be based on regular class attendance, your active and positive participation in class discussions, as well as on periodic homework and in-class individual and small group assignments. It will also be based on your active contributions to our online class blog. Please check the class blog often as it will have important information about assignments, readings, and other class information.
Two absences are allowed during the semester. Each additional absence will lower your class participation grade by one letter grade. More than six absences and/or failure to complete any of the graded assignments detailed below are grounds for failing the course.
You will write an essay discussing and applying some piece of Freud's theory on dreams, memory, and writing. Late essays will be docked one-third of a letter grade for each day late. You are encouraged to make full use of the Writing Center.
There will be an exam focusing most strongly on the readings and material after Spring Break.
Your final project will be to creatively present a piece of Freudian theory to the class for discussion. Projects should take some creative form (stories, videos, plays, images, etc.) that creatively illustrate one specific aspect of Freudian theory. The aim is for the form and content of your project to work together to illuminate each other as Freudian theory reflects on art and culture and your creative work reflects on Freudian theory.
Students should be aware of the ASU policies on academic integrity, disability services, religious obervances, and student engagement.
M 1/27 The Interpretation of Dreams, Chapter I.
M 2/3 Chapters IV and V.
M 2/10 Chapter VI.
M 2/17 Chapter VII.
M 3/3 Spellbound concluded. Bring 200 words of your essay to class to discuss.
M 3/17 Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality: "The Sexual Aberrations," pp. 239-258.
M 3/24 "The Transformations of Puberty," 279-293.
M 3/31 Beyond the Pleasure Principle, pp. 594-626.
M 4/7 Civilization and Its Discontents, pp. 722-753.
M 4/14 Discussion and review.
M 4/28 Video shown in class: Terry Gilliam, Brazil.
Presentation of final creative projects during final exam period: Monday, May 5 from 9:00 AM -11:30 AM.