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ASP766 - Introduction to Lacan

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Offered in alternate years: 2015, 2017.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:G Boucher



Students must be enrolled in course A750

Incompatible with:



This unit introduces students to the challenging theoretical work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, which has been influential across a range of disciplines. The unit looks first at the theoretical antecedents of Lacan’s return to the meaning of Freud, and then at Lacan’s vital Seminar III, The Psychoses. Students will develop working understandings of some of Lacan’s key terms, including the imaginary, the symbolic, the master signifier, the Other and the real.


Two essays 2500 words each 50% each.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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