Collective Unconscious

Carl Jung's concept of the collective unconscious can be used to understand the overarching implications of man's mythology and religion. Used as a foundation for the class' approach to the arts, here we explore the general concepts and attempt the first applications.


Commonly understood as the cradle of civilization, we begin with a study of the historical background of the age including aspects of theology and social structure. The ziggurat and figure sculpture are studied for style and how they uniquely reflect their culture.


Similar to the approach taken in Mesopotamia, after a discussion of the age's historical background the visual arts are examined for stylistic considerations.


" is a story of them becoming human." The most fundimental questions of mankind are first asked in this earliest example of a written epic. How is man seperate from the animals? What is his relationship to the gods? And the most vexing of all questions: What is the purpose of life?