This class will focus on the modern understanding of dreams from a variety of viewpoints. After a review of dream theories from the dawn of recorded history through the nineteenth century, we'll examine the work of early twentieth century dream researchers such as Carl Jung. In the second half of the session, we'll discuss modern experimental studies of dreaming including the effects of gender and aging on dream content as well as lucid and "paranormal" dreams. There will be some discussion and practice of dream incubation and interpretation techniques. Come have fun studying dreams! The syllabus below is for 4 credits. Additional credits available for independent study - contact instructor at 867-6618.
Interested? Enroll and show up at first class ready to dream! Faculty signature not needed for enrollment. There are no prerequisites for this class. (In previous summers, a fairly large percentage of students have had introductory psychology, but this is not required.) See: http://188.8.131.52/curricular/dreams2001/home.htm
Instructor: Don Middendorf , phone 867-6618 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
June 26th through July 26th
Meeting Place: Room 1037 of Lab I (Evergreen State College Campus)
4 - 6 credits Reference # 00500G
The syllabus below is for 4 credits.
Additional credits possible for independent work - contact instructor for suggestions or propose your own work.
Our Dreaming Mind by Robert Van De Castle
ISBN 0345396669 roughly $14.00 on-line (will also be available at TESC bookstore)
Dreaming While Awake by Arnold Mindell
ISBN 1571741879 roughly $18.00 on-line (will also be available at TESC bookstore)
Our Dreaming Mind
By Van De Castle
Dreaming While Awake
|Assignment due BEFORE class|
|June 26 Tuesday||Class meets in room 1037 in "Lab I" building from 5:30 through 9:30. Don available immediately after every class.||Due at each class: 3
copies of 600-word typed commentary on any aspect of readings
Start dream journal - bring dream journal to each class
|June 28 Thursday||Preface and Part I: Dreams as Portals between Inner & Outer Worlds pp. vii - 43||Pages 3 - 29||80 pages total reading|
|Early Thinking About Dreams
Pages 45 - 108 = 60 pages
|Pages 30 - 64||94 pages|
|Dream Theories in 20th Century
Pages. 109 - 207 = 98 pages
|Pages 65 - 97||130 pages|
Physiology pp. 208 - 290 = 82 pages
|Pages 98 - 127||109 pages|
|July 12 Thursday||No reading in Our Dreaming Mind
Come with one dream you want to discuss with classmates - "noncharged"
|No reading - come with "noncharged" dream you want to discuss||No reading - bring one or two "noncharged" dreams|
|July 17 Tuesday||Dimensions of Dreams
Pages. 291 - 360 = 65 pages
|Pages 128 - 161||98 pages|
|July 19 Thursday||Twilight Zone of Dreams
Pages. 361 - 461 = 100 pages
|July 23 Tuesday||Quiz covers lectures & text including
All of Our Dreaming Mind
And through Ch.10 of Mindell's text
|Pages 162 - 209
BRING PORTFOLIO = notes +
dreams + all writings (in order)
review lecture notes and reading for quiz
|July 26 Thursday||Bring snacks, etc. for "snackluck" at class
Bring your dream notebook and self-eval.
|Pages 209 - 238||29 pages & Evaluations after class|