We understand the world — and our selves — through stories. Then some of those hopes and fears become the world.
|Institution||University of Michigan|
|Next session||To be announced|
|Estimated workload||8-12 hours/week|
|Past||Oct. 5, 2015||11 weeks|
|Past||June 1, 2015||11 weeks|
|Past||Feb. 2, 2015||11 weeks|
|Past||Oct. 6, 2014||11 weeks|
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|Past||Oct. 7, 2013||11 weeks|
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|Past||Jan. 22, 2013||11 weeks|
|Past||July 23, 2012||14 weeks|
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Fantasy is a key term both in psychology and in the art and artifice of humanity. The things we make, including our stories, reflect, serve, and often shape our needs and desires. We see this everywhere from fairy tale to kiddie lit to myth; from "Cinderella" to Alice in Wonderland to Superman; from building a fort as a child to building ideal, planned cities as whole societies. Fantasy in ways both entertaining and practical serves our persistent needs and desires and illuminates the human mind. Fantasy expresses itself in many ways, from the comfort we feel in the godlike powers ...
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, the course will be conducted at the level expected of advanced undergraduate students. Therefore, for all participants, reading comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level is desirable. For those also participating in the writing and written responses, which is recommended, some ...
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