ASP224 - Freud and Philosophy


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with: ASP324
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Burwood: 1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Waurn Ponds: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


This course will introduce you to the core ideas of psychoanalysis, and consider how theory continue to cause and shape debates about the world we live in today.

Module 1 examines over seven weeks the key psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan, two of the most influential thinkers of the last 100 years. You will learn about Freud's theories of slips, dreams, sexuality, and the unconscious; and Lacan's ideas of the imaginary, symbolic, and Real.

Module 2 then critiques and applies psychoanalytic theory to questions surrounding science, feminism, the rise of populism today, and contemporary popular culture and social media.

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