Since 1996, New College has offered interested students opportunities for sustained, interdisciplinary engagement with the thought of Carl Jung. These courses invite students to consider Jung’s thought and practice in relation to a range of disciplinary and cultural issues in order to open up conversations about models of consciousness and mind.
These courses cultivate a distinctive learning experience formed in small seminars and enhanced by the diversity of student participants. Historically students have come together from disciplines as wide ranging as Cognitive Science, English, Neuroscience, Psychology, Religion and Visual Studies. Students engage in a critical reading of primary texts of Jung put in interpretive dialogue with selected primary texts, films, and other cultural artifacts drawn from religion, philosophy, anthropology, art and literature, architecture, and popular culture. Students learn through producing substantial oral and written projects that articulate their critical and creative response to this dialogue and to Jung’s thought as an interpretive practice.
The U of T Jungian Society is dedicated to exploring the psychology and philosophy of C.G. Jung, as well as post-Jungian thought and related explorations of wisdom, mind, and the unconscious. As a group, they facilitate opportunities for their members to explore these theories within an academic, social, and/or experiential context. They encourage enquiry, discussion, fun, and making new friends!
See New College courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar.