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.
You will be asked to keep a Dream Journal during the semester, either posted to the class blog or privately. You will record your dreams over the course of the semester and this source may provide a starting point for other assignments.
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.
There will be a midterm exam.
You will write an essay applying and illustrating some piece of Freudian theory as applied to a dream, film, or other pop culture artifact.
There will be a final group project to creatively present a Freudian interpretation of a dream, a film or other pop culture artifact, or a text by Freud himself. There will be a final symposium during our regularly scheduled final exam period during which groups will present their final video or other project to the class for discussion.
Students should be aware of the ASU policies on academic integrity, disability services, religious obervances, and student engagement.
M 1/28 "Screen Memories,"
M 2/11 The Interpretation of Dreams, pp. 130-142.
M 2/18 "On Dreams," pp. 151-165.
M 3/4 Review and Discussion.
M 3/18 Midterm Exam.
M 3/25 Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, pp. 259-279.
M 4/8 Civilization and Its Discontents, pp. 722-753.
M 4/15 Video shown in class: A Dangerous Method.
M 4/22 Freudian Essay Due. Groups Assigned.
M 4/29 Group Work.
Presentation of final projects during final exam period: Thursday, May 9 from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm.