June= 26th through July 26th   2007


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 t= he 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.  Co= me have fun studying dreams! 


Instructor:          =             = Don Middendorf         phone:   867-6618      e-mail: 


Meeting Days:               Tuesday and Thursday evenings:  5:30 t= o 9:15 p.m. 

June 26th t= hrough July 26th   20= 07      (5 weeks)


Meeting Place:              =             R= oom         =       in Seminar 2 building&nbs= p; (building   ) 


Credits:  &n= bsp;            = ;          4 credits        =    Additional credits available for independent study – contact instructor


Text:                 =             Our Dreaming Mind by Robert Van De Castle      

ISBN 0345396669     about $15

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Reading from Our Dreaming Mind 

By Van De Castle       &nbs= p;  (read before class= )


  Total pages of reading + Essay

June 26 Tuesday

Class meets in Seminar 2 building room  from 5:30 to 9:15. 

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Read the Preface prior to class if possible

Lecture topic: Introduction to Dreams        &nbs= p;          Video:=   The Power of Dreams: Sacred Slee= p

June 28 Thursday

Preface <= /span>

= Ch. 1= : Dreams as Portals between Inner & Outer Wo= rlds

Ch. 2:  Dreams That Have Changed the World

Read pages 199-202 regarding Ullman's approach

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Due at each class:    3 copies of 800-word= typed essay on some topic in readings   (see handout for format)

Use “Tools” & “Word Count” in Word.  List name, date, number of words= at top. Bring dream journal to every class

July 3


Part 2:  Early Thinking About Dreams

Ch. 3 - 5: Dawn of H= istory through Nineteenth Century

    Review of the International Association for the Study of Dreams meeting – part I<= o:p>

Appendix B Working w= ith your Dreams


64  pages  + 800-word Essay (3 copies)=

   Bring dream notebook to every cla= ss

July 5



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67  pages + Essay<= /p>

July 10


Ch. 8: Other 20th Century Dream Theorists

Ch. 9: Early Research Approaches to Dreams 

    Review of IASD meeti= ng – part II


54 pages + Essay

July 12


Ch. 10: Physiology of Sleep

60 pages + Essay

July 17  Tuesday

Ch. 14:  Paranormal Dre= ams


47 pages + Essay

July 19 Thursday

Ch. 15: Lucid & Spiritual Dreams & Afte= rword

Ch. 11: Content Analysis

44 pages + Essay

July 24 Tuesday

Ch. 12:  Dreams through= out the Life Span

  QUIZ covers lectures, videos, &a= mp; text through Chapter 12


47 pages + Essay

review lecture notes and readings for quiz BRING PORTFOLIO  of all essays (in= order) & your dream notebook

July 26 Thursday

Ch. 13: Somatic Contributions to Dreams

Bring snacks. for "snackluck" at class

Bring your dream notebook

44 pages  + Essay

Evaluations and conferences immediately after class


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