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This module will examine in depth some of Jung's key texts. The first half of the module will critically explore texts relating to Jung's theory of myth and its application. It will also include analysis of the mythopoeic dimension of Jung's own writing. The second half of the module will examine texts exemplifying Jung's work as psychological theorist and as critic of science, religion, and society. Again, attention will be given to the manner as well as the matter of Jung's writing. The particular texts studied on the module may change from year to year.

Aims:
To develop the ability to analyse closely various key texts by Jung
To acquire a thorough knowledge and critical understanding of Jung's writings on the specific topic of myth, and an ability to explain the position of these writings within Jung's work as a whole
To develop, through study of primary sources, a critical understanding of the various means (empirical, philosophical, rhetorical, etc.) by which Jung articulates and substantiates his psychological theory and deploys it in his critique of science, religion, and society

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
Critically evaluate the guiding ideas, underlying assumptions, forms of argument, uses of evidence, and modes of expression in key texts by Jung
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of and an ability critically to examine Jung's texts on myth, his theory of myth, and the mythopoeic dimension of his own thought and writing
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and an ability critically to examine texts exemplifying diverse facets of Jung's work as psychological theorist and critic of science, religion, and society