RLG301H1: Religion on the Couch: Freud and Jung on Religion

Hours: 
24L

Critical analysis of Freud's main writings on religion, with particular attention paid to the concepts unconscious, Oedipal trauma and its transmission, dreams, symbols, and unconscious communication. Comparisons with Jung include approaches to the unconscious, symbols and archetypes. Jung's theory of synchronicity and Freud's theory of thought-transference, and their implications for different understandings of the unconscious and archaic inheritance, along with their implications for Freud's and Jung's approach to religion will be explored.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)