ANTH 785 (01) - The Anthropology of Dreams and Dreaming

Dreams and Dreaming

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Anthropology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16055
This course emphasizes the "dream theories" of indigenous societies and how beliefs and practices associated with dreaming are integrated into cultural, ontological, political, economic, and religious systems. Western theories are also examined from within a comparative perspective--from basic Freudian models to contemporary scientific debates about the neurological origin and significance of dreaming. Writing intensive.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Robin Sheriff

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 W 3:10pm - 6:00pm HS 250B
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Seats Open: FALL 2022 WRITING INTENSIVE Course!

ANTH785 Anthropology of Dreams and Dreaming

Available to Juniors and Seniors of ALL MAJORS!!

WEDNESDAYS 3:10-6:00 (HS 250B)


Why do we dream? What do people around the world believe about dreaming? What does it all mean?

This WRITING INTENSIVE course begins with Freud’s theory of dreaming, delves into the new neuroscience of dreaming, and explores the dream-related beliefs of Indigenous peoples around the world. Taught in seminar-style, the course also involves SELF-EXPLORATION: we learn how to remember, record, and analyze our own dreams using a variety of techniques.

REGISTER NOW!!! (First-come, first-served)