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Offered Fall 2017.


Maturation I: Early Development
Instructor: Dr. Paula Berman

This course begins by examining the earliest phases of the development of the mind. Students explore the transformation of drives through Freud's psychosexual stages (the oral, anal, urethral, phallic and oedipal stages). The class studies how these stages influence the development of character and early communication patterns, reflected by early socialization struggles and interactive processes. Students use concepts such as the role of sexual and aggressive drives and their fusion, the capacity to distinguish self from other as well as the importance of the family, and the role of fantasy and language to understand maturation. Students explore the relationship of psychoanalytic concepts of development to ethological, cognitive, and psychosocial developmental theories and to clinical work. This course is designed to meet the licensing board's requirement for the early part of Human Growth and Development.

Schedule: Classes will run for 15 weeks on a mainly every-week, three-credit schedule, starting September. Class meetings are Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sept 5, Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 9, and Jan 23.

Enroll either for academic credit or on a continuing education basis.

Cost: $2220 for academic credit (3 credits) | $650 for non-credit | additional $40 for Continuing Education Credit | add $50 registration fee in any case

 

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Human Wrongs and Human Rights: The Case of Torture
Instructor: Dr. Stephen Soldz

Torture is, perhaps, unique among forms of social violence in the attraction and revulsion it elicits. In international law, it is always banned. Yet it continually returns. This course will examine torture as a phenomenon from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, seeking to understand its effects upon victims, perpetrators, bystanders, policy-makers, and the public. It will draw upon work from such diverse fields as history, psychology, psychoanalysis, literature, film studies, law, and ethics.

Schedule: Classes will run 12 weeks on a mainly every-other-week, two-credit schedule, starting February. Class meetings are Fridays 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sept 8, Sept 22, Oct 6, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 12, and Jan 26.

Enroll either for academic credit or on a continuing education basis.

Cost: $2220 for academic credit (3 credits) | $650 for non-credit | additional $40 for Continuing Education Credit | add $50 registration fee in any case

 

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Social and Cultural Theories from Marx to Postmodernism
Instructor: Dr. Glenn Jacobs

This course treats the development of social theory from the mid-nineteenth century through the present by examining the works of key figures and genres.  Beginning with the work of the early and mature Marx and its comparison with the contributions of Max Weber and Thorstein Veblen we trace the former's trajectory into the work of the critical theorists (Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse) and offshoots and tributaries such as Fromm and Habermas.  The social psychological contributions of Cooley and Mead and their theories of the self and symbolic interaction are compared with the European contributions of Bourdieu and their relevance to the perspectives on socio-cultural representation such as Moscovici's, and contemporary post-modern perspectives such as Foucault, Jameson and Lacan are examined.

Schedule: Classes will run 12 weeks on a mainly every-other-week, two-credit schedule, starting February. Class meetings are Fridays 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sept 8, Sept 22, Oct 6, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 12, and Jan 26.

Enroll either for academic credit or on a continuing education basis.

Cost: $2220 for academic credit (3 credits) | $650 for non-credit | additional $40 for Continuing Education Credit | add $50 registration fee in any case

 

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