PY 703: Social History Popular Psych Discourses

Synonym:

51851 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Susan Hawes

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 3/29 - 3/30 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area:History and Systems of Psychology
Restricted to Year III & Year IV students.
Priority to Year IV students from December 4 - 11; open to Year III students December 12.

This weekend course examines psychology as one of many modern forms of discourse. Participants will be introduced to some of the ways in which psychology has entered into and contributed to transformations of social relations in modern western cultures. Various discursive media will be explored, including linguistic, artistic, and spatial forms. Particular attention will be paid to popular media, such as 18th century chapbooks, Victorian public lectures and instructional print, self-help publications, and technology.